That was the question I asked myself all day as I came home laid up on the couch with a back spasm…
This morning started out as any normal rush rush morning with a toddler. After I made a pot of coffee I started putting dishes away & some went in the dishwasher. As I bent down to put two dishes in I collapsed right into the dishwasher face first. Plates went on the floor, Rich & Natie came running to my rescue. That was it – I was done. I thought I’d be ok to go to work today. Keep in mind I couldn’t walk without Rich’s assistance. I dreamt of a walker for support. I somehow made it to work & lasted a whole 45 minutes. Sitting killed my lower back & walking around with my office chair as support was insane. The best position was on the floor – umm…not much work getting done. My PIC, Kim over at Getting Fabuless helped me pack up my things & literally walk me to the car. She was my crutch. I got home & the above pic was me all day – except when I had to go to the bathroom – I managed to crawl on my hands & knees.
The last time this happened was oddly enough a year ago, wait – I think exactly? Is that possible? Funny, but I had a sneezing attack. Non-stop sneeze – hard, violent to the core sneezing. So bad my back spasm & I couldn’t walk. We happened to go pumpkin picking that day & I had to use Natie’s stroller as a walker to get around. I was walking at a snail’s pace…my then 2 year old was doing laps around me. I remember when we got home, after taking 20 minutes to get in the door, crying, with Rich’s help, I drank a margarita & laid on the floor with my back stretcher. So I figured today laying on the back stretcher would help – something?
Nope. I knew by the end of the day I needed a chiropractor visit. My chiropractor is the BEST there is. He’s so fantastic that I travel a long distance to see him since I moved. I called him & there were no appointments available until Friday. My heart broke. I never thought I’d ever do what I did next… I called another chiropractor… I felt not only like I was cheating, but a bit fearful being I’ve seen my share of chiropractors & when you find someone as good as Dr. P – you don’t go to another – regardless of location, but the pain I was in needed immediate attention. Thankfully he had an appointment for me within the hour. I managed to get out the door & in to see him. So far I like him – he’s no Dr. P, but the proximity to my home & work is perfect. What amazes me is by the time I hopped off the table I could stand up straight. I felt 7 ft. tall! I could walk! I was amazed. I asked him the most important question on my mind – can I run my 5k on Saturday? He seems to think I can. I’ll be going back tomorrow & for now resting my back the best I can.