G-man left yesterday morning for his "guy" weekend. Two weeks ago, my "plan" for the weekend was to paint the living room. We picked out the color chip together, so I figured we would be good to go. Upon more thought, I decided against it. We tend to pick a few samples....put them up....and then pick. It would be my luck I would paint, and I wouldn't like it, or vice versa. So that plan is on hold.
THEN I decided to do a deep clean. Like hands and knees, on the floor scrubbing. Yeah, I like that idea. I never feel like the house is clean until I do this. Yeah...this is the way to go.
THEN.....I screwed up my back.
It goes back to the way I held the kids when they were little. Bossy was always heavier, and I ALWAYS carried him on my right side. Additional, he was low tone, so I compensated for the fact that he really wasn't carrying his own weight. Add in that he didn't walk until he was almost 3, and I ended up carrying alot more weight for a longer period of time. One of the vertebrate in the middle is out of alignment. I have had periods of time where it bothers me, but a few days of taking it easy(ier), and it is ok.
This time, I have had a stabbing, burning pain in the middle of my back since Tuesday. I was in tears on Wednesday night. I came home from work early on Thursday. I broke down and called the chiropractor yesterday, and have an appointment later this morning.
I REALLY didn't want to go. I haven't been in 12 years. Our insurance has limited chiropractic coverage. And I didn't want another bill. But I am at a point that unless I laying down, on my back, with the pillows a certain way.....it hurts.
I get a false sense of recovery first thing in the morning. The muscles are all relaxed, so when I get up, I feel much better. But as the morning goes on, it gets worse and worse. I tried massage, heat, Motrin, range of motion stretches. But nada....
So....off to the chiro I go. So much for my productive weekend. BUT....I do have two children who are capable of doing a few things.....;)