Friday after my birthday I woke up to my usual routine. I fed Sam and then exercised in my room. As I bent to pick up his pacifier my lower back had a spasm. This has happened before. I can remember four other times since I originally injured my lower back in a dance performance in high school. Last time it spasmed was October, but it only lasted about a day. This time I'm quite incapacitated.
Lucky for me, Ben works at home on Fridays. I had my phone with me and texted him to come upstairs because I couldn't pick up Sam. He half worked, half took care of the kids for the day. The weekend had lots of fun plans that I had to cancel. Monday he went back to work and I was well enough to carry Sam for short distances. Heat pads, NSAIDs, and a tens unit have been my friends this week.
Jack has another cold (runny nose, hacking cough) and Sam is teething ferociously. We three make a sad scene this week.
Today we are feeling a bit better. Jack is in good spirits. Sam seems content. My back is improved. Mornings are the worst for pain and I was able to send Ben to work at a normal time today, rather than keep him around to do all the lifting.
I'm glad I'm done with dance rehearsals. Saturday is the big double dress rehearsal day. If I continue on this course I should be able to go as planned. I don't have to dance or demonstrate, but I need to be able to handle Sam for a full day in an uncomfortable high school auditorium. Then on Sunday we are hosting an Oscars party. I have a long to do list for that, so I had better get started slowly soon.