After my doctor appointment yesterday, I rushed back to town and worked a few hours subbing at the local junior high and thanks be to Jesus, both classes I knew most of the students so they were really great kids.
I came home and the little ones were at a friends who pick them up from school once in awhile and treat them to fun and lots of love. Hubby had a huge pot of chili cooking on the stove so I knew dinner was taken care of and I could relax.
After dinner and once the kiddos were home, I helped them work on homework and then cleaned the kitchen and went and sat in bed. I was freezing and couldn't get warm, so I just sat up watching a few television shows and when I woke up it was after midnight.
I sat my bedchair down and went to sleep. By 0200 I was awake with severe spasms in my back and here I was hoping for a few days of respite before my body realized I wasn't taking my medication any longer. I tried to ignore it and go back to sleep and finally around 0400 I drifted off only to be jolted out of my sleep by one of the worst spasms since my surgery. Hubby rubbed my back and that seemed to work....
By 0530, I gave up and got out of bed. This is not going to be an easy thing to go through, but somehow, I will get through it. I may get through it with lots of wincing and tears, but I know I can get through it or at least I am hoping to get through it.
Today, I will take a nice hot shower and hopefully that will relax my back muscles, I will do some gentle stretching, take my vitamins and I think for the most part, rest and relax. If you know anything about chronic pain, it is unbearable, but I am determined I will get through this with the help of prayers, family, friend and I will be stronger when it is over.
After all, don't they say the first 3 days are the worst?