So that's it! Photo challenge finished! Thanks Fat Mum Slim (Chantelle)! I need a little break from the rigors of everyday posting, but I think I'll definitely join in on this monthly challenge again down the road! Oh and readers, if you can spare a moment, go and vote for Chantelle and her amazing blog to be the most click-able woman of 2013! She's awesome and she dreams of creating an app for her photo a day challenge, which would be epic! Read about this here and click the link on the post to vote! :)
So there it is! July in photos!
So I woke up this morning and about 10 minutes later, my back started hurting. I'm not unfamiliar with the pain. I have had a bad back for a long time, since back in my skating days. I was once told that the cartilage between my bottom two vertebrae has been worn away. I've also been told I have had pinched nerves and muscle spasms. I blame the latter for my current pain. A couple of times a year, I'll have an "episode" where it hurts a LOT for a few days. If it's not too bad, I wait it out. If it gets very bad I got to the doctor and am usually given an RX for anti inflammatories, steroids, and/or muscle relaxers. Usually the pain goes away in a few days. The worst it's ever been, I was putting on a pair of shorts one morning and ended up on the ground in pain. That was on the day of my second interview at a job I had right after we got married. That one sent me to the ER, AFTER I went to the interview. On crutches. Yes, I got the job.
That was the worst. Today at times has been worse than that. I made it to work okay. I was very stiff, slow, and hunched over, but I made it. If I sat still it wasn't horrible. Advil seems to have no effect at all, but I took it nonetheless. However, late morning I got up, walked to the restroom, stopped to talk to my coworker and it got much worse. My back was spasming and the pain was not easing no matter what I did. At one point bending over and resting my head on my desk helped a little and my boss found me in that position. The pain got so bad I was trying not to cry.
Thankfully it eased a little and I was able to get through the day. But it is obvious I am not going to be able to exercise today. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow and I can get back to business but I can't let this defeat me! Missing a day or even a couple of days will not give me a reason to stop!
Now can someone hook me up with a good masseuse? And cheap?