Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Hunchback of Mt. Vernon

You'll have to be patient with me today.  You see, yesterday I woke up fine.  Early, but fine.  I chased bare bottoms around the house before capturing them and covering them with teeny, tiny dinosaur underpants and jeans with adjustable elastic strips.  I brushed teeth and fed one cat, one dog and three fish.  It was a normal morning until I began making breakfast for the kids.  I whipped up some french toast and when I reached into the refrigerator to get a jug of milk, I felt a jolt.

No, I wasn't electrocuted by my refrigerator, but when you add my luck with appliances to my luck with plumbing, being shocked isn't that outlandish.

But this time my back was the culprit.  One small area inside my shoulder blade hurt with a such a force that I could not lift my head or drop my shoulders.  Within a few minutes, my entire perspective changed. 

I went from this:

To this.

So I went to the doctor for help.  Or, more specifically, because I knew I couldn't suffer through five days of impersonating the Hunchback of Notre Dame without some sort of medicinal intervention.  At the doctor, an exam revealed absolutely nothing, so I was on my way rather quickly with the promise of relief.

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Papa stayed at the house to help me wrestle the children and dish out meals.  At each moment when I'd normally work on the blog, my eyes would close slowly and I'd make my way back to the couch to my heating pad and DVRed episodes of the X Factor.   

How cute is Rachel Crow, anyway?

I'm hoping that my drug-induced state won't prevent me from sharing Cael's latest offense with you tomorrow, because he is really giving 100% these days.

So.... I hope you'll... tune.  in tomorrow..... for morrreeeeee.............


  1. Aw I'm sorry! Hope you are feeling better soon. If the doc couldn't tell you anything, might be worth a visit to a chiropractor? Mine is my life saver, especially during pregnancy! :) BTW your kitchen is remarkably clean... I'm jealous and in awe. I bow down to you, oh mighty mom!

  2. Weird.. Hope you get better soon!

  3. Natasha- I'm doing a little better today. Pain is still there but I can stand up straight, so that's an improvement! I've never been to a chiro, but I've gotten that advice a lot so I think it may be in my future...

  4. Liz- It IS weird, but I've experienced this before so I know the routine. Should be better in a few days.

  5. Maybe a chiropractic visit could stop it from happening at all! Also, a lot healthier to your system than drugs and probably less expensive too!

  6. Shawna- You're probably right. I have to admit to being a little hesitant because my Dad went once and had a horrible seeing-stars-wanted-to-pass-out experience that I don't want to replicate! But if this keeps happening, I'll try anything!


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