When I woke up on the morning of Friday, January 23rd, I had some soreness and stiffness in my back. I figured as the day went on, it would loosen up and I would be fine. Within an hour, I was telling my supervisor that my back hurt. Within two hours I was telling a co-worker that it hurt so bad I thought I was going to throw up. After lunch, it hurt so bad I was in tears and hyperventilating.
I spent about two and a half hours in the emergency room, was given pain killers, muscle relaxers, anti inflammatory meds, and steroids before getting two large syringes full of a nerve blocker injected into my hip joint.
I've been seeing a chiropractor for almost two weeks now and started physical therapy this week. My doctor finally got back to my boss about what light duty would consist of for me and how long I need to be on light duty.
***BAD NEWS ALERT***
My doctor has recommended six weeks of light duty. No bending, climbing, twisting, or kneeling. Unfortunately that means that I cannot do my job. I have been told to file for Short Term Disability and that my job is not protected and that if needed, it will be posted and could be filled before I am fit for full duty again.
Now how does this all tie into a #ThankfulThursday post?
- I am healthy (minus my back/hip pain)
- I have a wonderful boyfriend who loves me
- I have the unconditional love of my dog
- I have a roof over my head
- Food in the fridge and pantry
- Friends and family to support me
That is why I am thankful today. It may have been raining and gloomy today but knowing all that I have when everything seems to be going wrong makes me feel blessed!
Tell me three things that you're thankful for!
Until next time!