Wednesday, September 10, 2008

BACK ATTACK

Once or twice a year my back attacks me and leaves me feeling miserable, with no motivation. I have been fighting a hurting back for over a week now. Hence, no blog about our great time at Trinity Lake over Labor Day. No blog about last weekend spending a fun night with Kyle and Madison. I have cancelled out of a temple trip, going down to see Kelly, and a visit to a friend all because my back is so much worse when I sit down. I can't travel in a car for a distance or sit at a computer. I don't have the usual low back pain. It runs across my shoulders and knots up in the bra area. So I don't wear my bra much either. Not that anyone could tell. I have been laying down a lot, watching tv or reading. I have been using muscle relaxers and lots of tylenol and warm packs. Tomorrow I am getting a massage. Luckily, Lee has been off elk hunting so he hasn't had to listen to my complaining. It feels a tiny bit better today-I haven't used a muscle relaxer all day so I think the spasms are letting up. I think pushing guerneys and lifting patients up in beds eventually plays havoc with every nurses back. Can I please retire??

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pam I am so sorry you are not feeling well. I wish I could bring you lunch or dinner. I hope your massage will feel better. Love ya, Julie

Alex said...

mom how come I havent heard anything about your back when i have been talking to you! you're a trooper pammy!

Lindsey said...

I hope your back feels better soon. That is so so miserable!

Cheryl Nicholls said...

Pam I had that same pain in the middle of my shoulders, just about where my bra hit. I am really not a fan of Choirpractors (sp) but I went to one and he popped my back up there and it was like heaven!! Don't know if it would work for you but it cured mine!! after weeks of suffering!

Kasey said...

Mom, that is miserable! I hope it starts feeling better soon. Back pain is THE WORST. Love you!

Kelly said...

Last I heard I think you said you were feeling better. Hope that's still true! You know I can sympathize with you. Nothing worse than back pain.

Jami said...

I was just thinking 'you need a good massage'! Hope it helped. If I get a massage and then go to the chiropractor it helps a lot, but you sound pretty bad! I would love you to come visit! I need to get together with Kelly soon, too!