Four days ago, I decided to try to seed a section of our front lawn. I used a shovel and turned the earth then raked it smooth. My back seemed to be doing OK. I thought, "I'm going to be really good this time and only do half of it". Well, on Monday I felt like my back was ready to go into spasm. I put some ice on it and then it went full on. I could barely breathe it hurt so bad. I was at home by myself with the three younger kids. Lily was in her carseat sleeping. I couldn't have gotten off the couch to get her if she woke up and wanted to be nursed. It was a scary feeling being that helpless. I called several people and no one was home. I finally got a hold of my friend, Vicki. She came over right away and helped me until Steve got home. I called the doctor and they ordered some muscle relaxants for me.
It took two days for me to be able to move normally again. I hate being so helpless! The pills made me so sleepy. I was also worried about how they would effect Lily. She seems to be fine and didn't sleep more then normal.
So now Steve won't let me work in the yard much. He said he will supervise me so that I won't overdo it. Even when I was trying to be good and not do the whole project it was still too much. If I can't get Steve or the boys to do it, then I'll have to hire someone. I just need to think that way.
My back is starting to hurt again, so I need to get off of here. Please pray for a full recovery. I really need to be able to take care of my kids when Steve is at work.
18 hours ago