Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy {3}

Can we be real for  minute here? This month was craptastic. And that's putting it mildly. 3 out of the 4 weeks I spent hunched over in pain. I got to work through it all and then go home and cry until I could manage to fall asleep. The "good" news is that after 3 weeks I'm finally starting to get better. I'm not skipping down the street yet, I'm still not upright to be honest, but I'm getting better and the nerve pain is almost gone... unless I'm laying down in any way.

Ashley and Patrick spent a weekend with us, I really slowed us down, but we still had fun. I also managed to ruin Chad's spring break with my good ol' back. We haven't been rock climbing or hiking. We just barely went to the grocery store because walking around the store was a living nightmare. Speaking of a nightmare, sleeping is still a suck fest, Benadryl has become my bff.

So that's why I haven't been around here lately. I figured you didn't need daily whining updates. One big whine fest is enough ;)

Through all the junk there were some good moments though so lets end on that.

Spring Break.
Yoga Challenges... for a week.
Finding Paczki's at Kroger and eating them all!
Milky Way Dark, I'm obsessed.
My Dr. and his wife paying for my chiropractic visits.
Getting a new girl at work, at least I didn't have to go to nursing homes while I was broken.
Chad taking awesome care of me. He didn't know he married and old, crippled lady.
Icy Hot.

Have a Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Don't Sneeze

My back spasms have gotten much better, if I wasn't hunched over all day they would probably be gone. But alas, my sciatic nerve will be the death of me. It feels like someone is stabbing my calf with a fiery knife and lets not even start on how my hip feels. Anytime I try to straighten out my nerve viciously throws me back down. Remember when I said that You Tube was better than Dr.'s, well I forgot that Dr.'s can write prescriptions so clearly they win. Although my prescription seems to be doing a whole lot of nothing. Sneezing and Coughing are the cruelest of jokes my body is playing on itself, I coughed this morning and literally thought I would die, so painful. If childbirth pain is anything even close to this count me the freak out.

Due all of my old lady issues we couldn't go to Vegas this weekend, in fact we couldn't do much this weekend. We were going to go see an art exhibit and Chad needed to take a bunch of pictures for his photography class. Instead we stayed home and now Chad gets to take more pictures of the desert. Blegh. We also tried to get me to move a little bit. Last time this happened I didn't move at all and that seemed to be worse in the long run. I learned that riding a bike isn't painful, I'm already hunched over in that position to begin with and it feels good to move my hip. We also tried rock climbing the easiest climb in the history of the world, technically you didn't even need a rope to climb it, and Chad didn't use one, but I did because I was super afraid my body would fail me much like it has the past week and a half and I would roll down the short wall to my death. All in all, it was nice to get out of the house. I may not have felt any better afterwards but I did get a sunburn, and that made me very happy.

After spending my super exciting days stretching and crying I've been wrapping up each night with some pain killers, muscle relaxants and more icy hot than you can imagine. Again, pretty sure the pills are doing nothing, but it makes me feel better to have those little orange bottles around. Ashley and Patrick come down this weekend, so hopefully I'll be upright by then and will have some better stories to tell. Until then you can look forward to my pain induced ramblings. Your welcome.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Chicken Running

What happens when you take a girls computer away from her at work? Obviously blogging comes to a screeching halt. Also be warned, when you announce to people (or the internet) that you have found something to fix your back, you are jinxing yourself, horribly. So I'm back to extreme pain which means my brain function isn't 100%, so this is gonna be random.

We've got a new girl in our office who is taking over my receptionist responsibilities!!! So I'm back to being a medical assistant only. I'm more than happy to leave my little computer behind if it means I get to hang out all day in the back office away from the phones :)

I finally renewed my license so I'm no longer driving around illegally. It's hard to be motivated to drive 30 minutes to the DMV to take a written driving test on a sunny Friday afternoon just to be able to drive. So instead I went this morning and skipped an hour of work. So much better than giving up my Friday afternoon. And yes, I passed that 25 question test like a freaking champ.

Chad and I tried to go for a run last night. I had been feeling so good this weekend. So good. We biked and climbed (duh) and I (my back/leg/hip) felt better than usual even after all that. Until I didn't anymore. I tried running and quickly realized I looked like a hunched over chicken, flapping my arms around and everything. As soon as I stopped I realized I was actually dying. Dying. So I limped around and cried a bunch and then proceeded to really die in a hot bath once we were able to drag me back home. Today started out in a similar hunched over, so painful I want to vomit type way, so I am self medicating with ridiculous amounts of advil and donuts.

It's Spring Break week for Chad so naturally that means that he spent his whole first day off cleaning the entire kitchen and doing massive loads of laundry. Trust me, when our kitchen and laundry finally need doing it's quite the dire situation. My husband is the best. Seriously. Ever.

Sorry for the lack of pictures but I've got half a brain and lots o' pain today. Aaaaaand instead of whining some more, especially since my very last post was on being happy.... sigh.... I will end on this note,  I'm licensed, employed and have a clean kitchen!  

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Happy {2}

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. - Steve Jobs

Happiness this month looked a little something like this:

French Toast made in a waffle iron, thanks Ash and Pat.
Chocolate Chip Cookies that started with dough balls the size of my fist.
A clean sink for weeks thanks to my amazing Mother in Law, Debi.
A clean kitchen floor, again, thanks Debi.
Finding some stretches that keep me upright, for most of the day at least.
The Walking Dead.
Painted Nails.
New Bras that aren't from Target.
Lots of hiking.
Sleeping with the window open.
Watching Rukia swim.
Jumping on the coconut oil bandwagon, even if all I did was slather my hair in it, thanks Nikki :)