Wednesday, May 26, 2010

On The Mend but when It Rains, It Pours

Isn't it funny that we can take on the world daily and accomplish so much and we think we're so strong and determined and that we can do almost anything just through sheer will? But you know what we can't dominate? Our bodies!

I sure found that out recently. I go through each day marveling at how much I accomplish and making lists in my head of "things to do" and "things to try" and I'm sure that I can do these things simply because I've made my mind up to do them.

Then you make a move the wrong way while cleaning a closet or lifting an object you've lifted a hundred times and all of a sudden you injure your back or in my case your sciatic nerve and you become practically a cripple! I can't believe how limited I have been for the past five weeks in what I can and can't do.

The past five weeks for me have been a haze of pain. I can't honestly tell you how many days I actually showed up to work or what I did while I was there because I was in constant pain and/or under the effect of various medications.

For the past five weeks I haven't been to the grocery store, or any other store for that matter! I've not been to any restaurants or even in my own living room, except to pass through limping and just hoping that I can make it to my bed.

My point to all this is how fragile our bodies are. I'm definitely on the mend now and feeling better. I still have some pain, but it's bearable. I managed to make it to work every day last week and so far every day this week.

But as the saying goes, "when it rains it pours". Just when I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I think my life is about to go back to being normal another obstacle or item I can't control comes along. My daughter will be having surgery this weekend and right now that is first and foremost in my mind and in my heart. I'm going to buck up and be a brave little soldier and drive four hours to be with her.

I really miss blogging and reading all my favorite bloggers out there. Please continue to keep me and now my daughter in your thoughts and prayers and I will be back...I promise!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Embracing Life

I'm on the way to healing from my bout with Sciatica. I started hurting on April 18th and I think I've gone to work two days in all that time. Today will be my first full day this week, if I hang in there all day and I think I'm going to be able to. I've so missed blogging and reading all my favorite bloggers! The sad thing is that I've been home for almost 2 1/2 weeks, flat on my back but since I don't have a laptop, I haven't had access to the internet :-(

But more about all that later. Today I wanted to share a video that my cousin Norrie sent to me in email that I think is one of the best videos I've seen.  Take a look and share this with everyone you know who makes excuses for not wearing their seatbelt.