Daily Archives: December 19, 2012

Back Pain Sucks


I swear my brother and sister-in-law have the worst luck. I showed up at their house at 9 am yesterday to take my brother to the doctor, and I found out that my sister-in-law spent the night in the ER because she tore her scar tissue from a gall bladder surgery last year. So, neither Paul or Crystal could move around very well. Well, when it rains it pours.

First, I took my brother to get an MRI. I brought my niece with so that Crystal could get some sleep since she had been in the ER all night. The MRI place was right next to McDonald’s so when Paul was getting an MRI, I got some much-needed coffee.

After the MRI, we headed to the doctor’s office because it was only two minutes away even though we were early for the appointment. Luckily, they were able to see my brother early. Thank goodness because I sat in that waiting room for three hours.

See that guy sleeping in the background? There was actually two guys sleeping and one guy was snoring so loudly that it was hard not to laugh. The doctor’s office is also a surgery center, so I guess there was a lot of people waiting for their loved ones to come out of surgery.

I made sure to pack a lunch that morning because I knew that I would be out most of the day.

I packed some overnight oats for me and a cheese sandwich for my niece. She wanted nothing to do with the cheese sandwich and wanted my oats, so we shared them. What a good Baby McCutie following in Auntie Heather’s Overnight Oats footprints :)

Baby McCrabby spent the last half an hour crying, and crying, and crying. Finally, she fell asleep right when the nurse came out to tell me that my brother was done. Figures.

It turns out that he has four herniated discs in his back. The doctor gave him a cortisone shot that will hopefully help. If not, the next step in surgery. I feel so bad for my brother because he can’t do anything. He can hardly walk.

We’re still trying to figure out what would cause four herniated discs. He bent down to pick up a sock on the ground when he heard his back pop. But that wouldn’t cause herniated discs would it?! They must have been messed up prior. But what do I know? I’m not a doctor.

I finally dropped off Paul and my niece at home, and made it back home five minutes before Jacob’s bus got home.

When Danny got home from work, I went to the gym.

Jaden doesn’t like it when Mama leaves at nighttime.

Yesterday’s Evening Workout

  • 4.25 miles treadmill

My right calf and leg were bothering me a lot last night, so I walked, jogged, and ran for a total of 4.25 miles. I stretched for about 5 minutes afterwards, but I really need to start stretching more.

I came home and made peanut butter french toast for dinner. My eating has been kind of off lately with running around with my brother so much. Usually my days are very much the same, and I eat about the same time every day. Hopefully, today things will start to get back to normal a little bit…or not.

Have a great day! We’re expecting a big snow storm soon, so as much as I dislike it, at least we’ll have snow for Christmas!

Questions of the day:

  • Have you ever hurt your back?
  • Can you fall asleep anywhere? I can’t, but I can sleep in the car.
  • Has it snowed where you live?


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