I'm A Silly Mami: Oh My Aching Back   

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Oh My Aching Back

I remember the day like it was yesterday. It will be 7 years come April – the day before Easter. I was just walking out of Dunkin Donuts and as I sat down in my car I sneezed. It was the most painful sneeze I’ve ever felt. It was my back-lower left side. I couldn’t believe I pulled a muscle sneezing. I took a few minutes to adjust myself and hit the road. I was on my way to evaluate a Boxer looking to come into rescue. I loved my rescue work.

I didn’t even think of my back while I was doing the evaluation. Didn’t seem to bother me at all. I guess it was mind over matter. I was distracted doing something I loved. The back pain felt more noticeable later when I got home.  That night I took a hot shower and let the water hit my lower back and laid in bed with my heating pad on. At around 2AM I woke to go to the bathroom, I felt a bit light headed and as I stood up everything went dark and I remember hitting the shower doors. I heard the dogs start barking from the noise. I woke up a few minutes later on the floor. My husband didn’t hear a thing-not even the dogs-go figure!

I was in so much pain and could barely walk back to bed. That morning was Easter Sunday and my husband was trying to convince me to go to the hospital and I finally gave in so off to the ER we went. When I was speaking with the nurse I felt like such an idiot and a bit foolish because although I did pass out from the pain, I was there because of lower back pain. I asked the nurse if that was even possible and she said absolutely. I can’t remember what exactly the Dr.said it was now but something about the muscle between the L1 or something like that, I don’t know. I just know that since then every now and again it acts up and its usually just on my left side.

The last time it happened was when Buggy was a baby and she kept waking up because she couldn’t get to her paci, boy if I knew then what I know now…  Anyway, I had jumped out of bed to get to her and I moved way to fast and bingo, there goes my back. This time the pain was much worse. I really couldn’t walk unless I leaned on my husband. It was so bad that hubs had to bring the baby to his parents so they can watch her while he went to the office. Now if y’all remember my post about them then you know that I was in real bad shape and out of my mind for me to do that. You can read about it here.

Not sure what had caused it this time. Perhaps from shoveling the heavy wet snow and stacking 40lb bag of pellets for our pellet stove. See this is what happens when the hubs travels – mami does it all. I totally need a house boy! So far heat wraps and some stretching is helping. I would love to say and a little bit of rest too but come on – we are momma’s – there is no time for that, not time no matter what!

Has your body betrayed you in a weird way like that?


  1. Ugh! Hope you feel better. Back pain is the worst; you can never seem to get comfortable!

  2. Oh yes.  My body betrays me all of the time.  But, I'm not exactly a spring chicken. ;)  I hope that your back feels better soon.  Have they recommended any kind of exercise therapy?

  3. Oh, I hope you feel better soon!  I have struggled with back pain on and off my whole life.  I have been told it is because I am so tall and have flat feet.  I recently started chiropractics which has helped quite a bit.  Back pain can really affect your whole life.  Rest up!

  4. Back pain is no fun!  Try sleeping on a hard surface....that was what helped me after months of pain!  My body gives out in weird ways every time I gain the 70lbs to have a baby!  Crazy.

  5. Thanks Jenn. It's amazing how just moving the wrong way can totally wreak havoc. You just don't realize how sensitive your body is sometimes

  6. Hi Michelle,

    I don't think they did but I just try to keep stretching. My back felt amazing when I started doing zumba. It's when I don't work out for a while that I get too stiff

  7. uh- it awful- so debilitating sometimes. Love those heat patches though. they are amazing! 

  8. I've heard of that and not something you think about when your back hurts. Will have to try it next time. 

  9. I agree with Ali! I used to sleep on the floor with a thin cushion to relieve my back ache.


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