Monday morning after getting settled back at home, we went out to run errands late-morning. We had accidentally left Sadie’s regular car-seat in hubby’s truck from taking it to the lake this weekend, so we were using an extra one we keep around. I guess it sits lower or is a different angle or something, because when I went to put her in it, I think I made the same movement I would to put her in her normal chair, but then adjusted for the difference last-minute, and THREW MY BACK OUT!
It wasn’t so terrible at first, but it made me walk funny and tense up. Then I spent the afternoon on the couch because it was uncomfortable. The inactivity made my back muscles completely spasm and by the time hubby came home from work, I was just about in tears.
We are fortunate to have good friends, and some of those friends just happen to be physical therapists. So hubby made a call to one of them, and he came and worked on my back for a while. We are so blessed to have friends that are willing to help when it’s needed. He could only do so much, though, because my muscles were spasm-ing (is that a word?) so bad.
So I went to his office the next morning (Tuesday) and another friend worked on me. He did some stretching and some traction (which is a machine that’s pulling and stretching you). It felt great, and I was definitely feeling some relief when I left. When I was there, though, he discovered I have scoliosis (curve in my spine) which is probably the reason my back is weak and disposed to this kind of injury (it’s happened a couple of times before).
So I’m going to go back for more PT for the next few weeks to help fix what’s wrong now and then strengthen my back so it doesn’t happen anymore.
Day 88: Last night, Wes had a performance at school. He already knew that one set of grandparents were unable to attend, but he was hoping the other set would be able to come. Before they began singing, he was looking all around for them. Here was his reaction when he finally saw them:
So sweet! They sang about 5 Caribbean songs. Wes loves to sing. I mean, he loves it and just music, in general. In fact, all three of my kids do; I guess they come by that honestly. But he was really cute singing, especially on his favorite song when he was really getting into it!
Well, it’s a yucky rainy day today. Sadie and I are just hanging out at home together. I guess I need to go do some laundry and maybe figure out some dinner. Hope you have a good one!