Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'm an Old Lady!

So last night I'm walking around our living room and I get into the hallway and all of a sudden I had this terrible back spasm and I dropped to the ground is SO MUCH FREAKING PAIN!! It was probably one of the worst pains I have ever felt.

Ben came out to see what was going on because he heard me wailing, and he tries to pick me up, and I nearly died.  Just kidding about the dying part, but I wouldn't let Ben touch me and we sat on the ground for about 15 minutes.  It hurt to inhale which completely freaked me out, so I started crying.  That definitely did not help!

So Ben finally picks me up, because obviously I couldn't spent the night on the hallway floor haha.  He puts me in bed and calls Rich to find out what on earth to do.  So we elevated my feet and put and ice pack on me, but I barely slept at all because it hurt so bad.  I wasn't able to move at all without feeling like there was a 100 lb. milestone on my back holding me down.

I wasn't able to work today, which is a definite bummer because we need the money.  But I went to the chiropractor Dr. Egbert (who we've known for about 2 years, because he was in a leadership position in our stake before we got married and moved) today and got some very disappointing news. 

Turns out I somehow pulled the muscles surrounding my rib!!!! Ahh that makes sense why I couldn't breath well at all.  So I spent the afternoon getting my whole back realigned, and got some lovely electroshock therapy.  I feel so much better!!!! Not 100% but enough that I hit the gym tonight.

A little pulled rib muscle won't keep me out of the gym :) I did 45 min. on the elliptical (605 cal burned), 4 sets of weighted hip lifts, 4 sets of crunches, 4 sets of hammer curls, 4 sets of tricep kickbacks, and cooled down with a nice 20 min walk. 

I'M SO SORE!!! And in a little pain lol

Anyway....that's our exciting news!

Have a great night! 


  1. I'm so sorry! I have tons of back pain from my job (working as a CNA) so I kinda know where you're coming from. Except I just suffer through it cause we can't afford chiropractor visits unfortunately. Hope it gets better!

  2. Wow, that must have hurt! I used to get charlie horses in my neck and shin splits in my legs and there's nothing you can do about it except wait.