Down For The Count

I’ve spent the past two days laying flat on my back in my bed thanks to a random DVD case that my son got at, threw on the floor, which I then proceeded to not see, step on, and slide nearly half way across my living room falling on my back first then onto my tail bone.  It was one of those moments where you held your breath for a minute or two wondering if you’re supposed to laugh or cry and in this instance I think laughed first and then realized “crap” I’m really  hurt here….that night I crawled my way up to bed and by morning on Monday I could barely move without feeling extreme agony.  I spent all of Monday on our second floor in bed, barely able to get up and go to the bathroom and most of Tuesday doing the same although I did find it easier to get up and down out of bed on day two post trip up….finally last night I was able to make my way downstairs and spend a few hours with my family but I finally needed to get back to bed to rest because the pain was just too much. I have a pinched nerve and a bruised tailbone I’m certain and it feels awful!!  I’ve pretty much seen my children just a handful of times in the past two days and I missed them, like crazy.

It’s times like these, that you feel blessed and fortunate to have people in your life that will reach out and offer a helping hand.  I have no idea how I would have made it through the past two days without my mother in law who has been  here both days helping out, taking care of the kids, and doing things around the house.  I was relieved when she was here yesterday (after working an awake overnight shift at her job) but I was just so grateful when she showed up for a second day in a row…..it practically made me want to cry.  I’m trying really hard to rest and I’m starting to feel better slowly…..it’s hard not to feel stressed out about the things I have to get done before Violet’s party or before returning to work but you can only do what you can do and that is all……I’m just feeling particularily blessed to have help right across the street right now.  I dont’ know what else we would have done.

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