Sunday, August 31, 2008


And I'm not just talking about that Aggie game! Although it was painful too. Can't think of the last time the Ags ran out of time in a season opener. UGH! It's going to be one long, painful season. Can we just forfeit right now? And start over next fall? A new coaching staff, mostly underclassmen players, recipe for disaster! Okay, but really that's not the pain that I'm speaking of.

I've had severe back pain since about Tuesday. It started in the lower back, not being able to bend from the waist. And when I'm cleaning house and picking up toys, shoes, and everything else off the floor, I have to squat and lean over because I can't bend down from my waist. It's very bizarre to watch I'm sure. But I've gotten really good at it. I thought it was getting better towards the end of the week, but now I'm a mess again. I can feel a pinched nerve from my shoulder all the way down to my rear and that other strange pain in my lower back is still there that keeps me from bending at the waist. I've taken so many ibuprofen this week and tylenol and advil and all sorts of things, but nothing gives me an ounce of relief. I'm sure it doesn't help that 35lb Ashton requires me to carry her and hold her everywhere I go. And she's so insistent! Even when I say, "Mommy can't hold you, my back hurts" she just collapses on the floor and cries until I pick her up. I think I'm going to have to break down and go to the doctor this week. I'm in so much pain and it has really slowed me down. Daddy doesn't seem to understand the extent of my pain and just expects me to do what I always do, but everytime I pick someone up or clean house or do simple things like bend down to unload the dishwasher, it's excrutiating. And I know if he were in half the pain I'm in right now, he would be layin in a bed!


Stephanie said...

Heather, I'm so sorry about your back. I've hurt mine like that before but it was a long time ago. You HAVE to STOP everything now. You are making it worse. Put on a mask if you have to (so you don't see the messes) but you can't worry about picking things up until you are better. Make it a game for the girls that if they each do like 5 things, they'll get a treat ($1 store puzzle or something). I wish you were closer so I could help.

Yeah..I'm not commenting on the Aggie game. There are no words.

circus of love said...

Were you hurting on Thursday? You didn't mention it at all.

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

Yes but not as bad. That was the day I thought I was getting better.

Kim said...

I'm sorry you are not feeling well. Sounds like you need to lie down and maybe read a good book.

I shall suggest one for you. It's called Pride and Prejudice. by Jane Austen.