Nurse Trier

Hoi, Chummers! Ok, so I’ve been going rather heavy with the shadow running. Yet it’s been one of the few escapes I’ve enjoyed this week with everything that has been going on. Yesterday was the Missus’ birthday and sadly she had to spend it trying to keep still and comfortable. A few days ago, she pulled something in her lower back and turned everything sideways. I’ve been helping as much as I can but with the prep needed for the party later today, I don’t feel it has been enough. On the plus side, it has reaffirmed my conviction in changing my habits and health. Yet, I’m sure I got my month’s worth of exercise in the past few days.

It started Wednesday after the Missus stepped out of the shower. No idea what exactly happened in her back, yet we assume that the impeding rain had something to do with it. So her back has been extremely tight to the point that some sections are as tough as a hardened leather. So I’ve been running about, cleaning, making meals, and trying to supply water and muscle relaxers as needed.

While my house isn’t exactly fully accessible for me, I have a few things within reach. The Missus has still forced herself to do some things as they were out of my ability or reach, which made me rather worried and feeling a bit lacking. Still, the both of us has managed. I guess the point I’m trying to reach is that there are moments I surprise even myself. I normally don’t think of caring for another when they are injured or sick because previously it had been out of my ability and skill set. Yet in a pinch, I hopefully made her life a bit easier and gave her more time to recover.

Today she seems better and it’s just in time. She’s been cycling hot and cold on the back and is now able to focus not where it hurts but where it’s the tightest. It’s the second day she’s working since this happened and her first day back to work was far less than pleasant and nearly came back worse than when she left. Tonight is our joint party for her and one of our friends. This will hopefully be a time for her to relax more and be around friends and family instead of having to cope with me trying to help.

On the plus side, our Canadian friend showed up on Thursday and has been so awesome to help out where she can and take some of the load off. So all in all, everything has been handled about as well as can be expected. Yet once tonight is over, I do expect to keel over and be dead for the next week or so. Don’t worry, I’ll get better. Like death is only a temporary affliction.

2 Comments

  • Beth

    August 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Thank you for taking care of her. I knew I liked you. 🙂 Tell her to get her butt back to Michigan for a visit sometime before I grow old. That goes for you too! 🙂
    –Beth

  • Tony

    August 3, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Seems like everyone’s back is getting injured lately. I was stupid earlier last month and lifted a 120lb battery backup. The first time lifting it was light, the second time was really heavy, then *pop*, couldn’t move or bend. Thankfully the pain settled after a few days with pain meds, but I do not have the strength that I used to and I get back pains all time now. I guess it is all a part of getting old. The “Missus” is very lucky to have a wonderful man like you!
    -Tony

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