A bit of the blahs

Today has been one of Those Days for me. Well, actually, it started last night when out of the clear blue, my back started hurting. Again. My husband and I were just hanging out, minding our own business, when WHAM! My back picked up where it left off the last time it tried to kill me.

And I just realized that I never finished telling you guys what I found out was wrong. Remember how I went to a chiropractor then got cold feet? Well, the pain steadily worsened to the point that it felt like someone was stabbing me in the lower back with a red hot poker. It was agony to stand, sit, walk, lay down. Hell, it hurt to just exist. So I went to my family practitioner who said I was developing arthritis and possibly a degenerating disc.

Arthritis? Seriously? I’m only 29. But having a baby is really hard on a woman’s body… and lifting and carrying that baby around doesn’t help either.

So I amped up my yoga workouts to 5 or 6 times a week and worked on having better posture, and the back pain has become more bearable over the past few weeks. Until last night. So I took some Ibuprofen, which normally helps a little, but it didn’t touch the pain. I tossed and turned, swore and cried. I got about three hours of sleep last night and was exhausted all day today. Then, to make matters worse, I’ve been nauseated all day long, which was a bit depressing. And Nathan was grumpy today, which I’m sure is because he was picking up that something was off with Mommy’s mood.

My back is still hurting somewhat, but thankfully nowhere near the level it was last night. Hopefully it will be even better tomorrow, and I can get back to my old self soon. So I’m going to call it a night earlier than normal. Because sleep is almost like a cure-all for me, and I am optimistic that if I can catch up on my sleep, my mood will lift, the pain will continue to subside, and I’ll feel better.

Thanks for listening to me whine. Any feel-good vibes sent my way will be MUCH appreciated!



  1. I’m sorry you’re feeling badly. Arthritis doe not discriminate against age. I found out at age 17 that I had it developing in my fingers. I’ve had pain with my back on and off for years (I actually ruptured T11-12, but never had surgery…it’s ok most of the time, I’ve learned to live with it, but there are times that it is much worse. Jen, I do hope your pain lessens and your mood will lift. Just keep watching that precious little boy smile and it will lift your spirits!
    .-= Suzicate´s last blog ..Being Uniquely Me =-.

  2. Thank you! Having arthritis sucks! I can’t imagine having it in my fingers as well. But you are totally right… Nathan and his sweet smile makes me feel better every time I look at him!

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