*Well, today I realized what happens when someone doesn't consider Step 5.
I felt great when I woke up this morning and was with my kids in the kitchen getting ready to start breakfast. I had Ella in my arms and I turned to give her a kiss and suddenly...my back went out! I have never hurt my back like this and hope it never happens again. Right between my shoulder blades my back was excruciating. I immediately went on my knees, put Ella down, and waited for the pain to subside. It didn't. My next step was give the kids a banana, grab the phone, and then I went and laid on my bedroom floor. I made a few phone calls to let my hubby, sister, and parents know what was going on, and before I could say more, I had more help than I could have asked for.
I am blessed by the Lord to have amazing parents! My dad came over to say hi and kindly fed the kids some yogurt and applesauce. Next my mom came, packed clothes, put away toys, and took the kids to her house for a slumber party. I have been able to lay on my back and take it easy. It has been really hard to do nothing, but thankful that this can even be an option. Whenever I get sick or hurt, I always realize how blessed I am to have a healthy strong body and I know that it all comes from God. He always takes care of me...no matter what.
I have a massage scheduled for tomorrow and I can't wait. Looking forward to some relief, but I do feel a little better as the day has progressed. I am hoping that I will be able to have the kids back tomorrow, but also want to be wise and not hurt my back again. I have a tendency to over do it.
Lets see what tomorrow brings. :)