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The Continuing Saga of My Back

Have you been wondering why it’s been a little quiet around the nursery lately? Well, blame my back. Something is definitely not right with it! I know I promised to go in for a follow up after my ER trip but I’ve been a bit slow at making that appointment.

Believe me, I’m regretting that very much right now. My house is proof:


Okay so the living room often looks like that but it’s even worse than normal.

Thursday night I had another episode. I’m thinking back spasm just might be it. My back started hurting during Primetime Party and I’ve been basically out of commission since then.

I tried ibuprofen, heating pad, cold compress, massage, Epsom salt solution…. I’ve been in so much pain. I thought I was beating it Thursday night but I still ended up throwing up in the muddle of the night. When I woke up (late) on Friday I felt better but sore. I tried to tackle some blog stuff but it didn’t take long before it re-agitated it.

I figured I’d lay down for a few hours watching Glee and be good as new in the evening.


It went through waves and dealing with a child that doesn’t know how to sit still and climbs makes it easy to jar my back over and over again.

So I’m very behind on email (over 500 unread – includes comments and other notifications), on checking my FB groups (emails turned off), following up with contributor applicants, logging incoming review items, and writing posts. I’ve been playing catch up after the last 2 attacks so I haven’t been able to schedule too much in advance. (Yes, what you see on any given day was mostly prepared the day before!). My system works but only without unexpected time off!

I still don’t know the cause but when it starts, I can’t seem to stop it. It’s happening more frequently, with a quicker and more intense onset and lasting longer. Even now my back is tender. I’m terrified of setting it off again.

Monday I go in to see a doctor. Let’s hope they have sone answers! (And answers that don’t involve medicines dangerous for breastfeeding moms to take…)

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  1. Marla Zickefoose September 25, 2011 Reply

    I am dealing with the same thing you are after getting hit from behind in a car accident right after picking up my kids from school. almost 10 days out from the accident I’m nausous from the pain, tender etc. After an emergency room visit and a follow up with my doctor the only thing available is crazy pain meds and muscle relaxers that don’t give any relief. I refuse to take the pain meds so here I sit and suffer. The doctor said it will take another 3 weeks to let my back muscle heal and the spasms will slowly decrease as long as I don’t over do it. With 4 kids to tace care of I see a long road ahead of me. I hope you receive more encouraging news…praying for you!
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    • Darcy September 25, 2011 Reply

      I have a crazy update I’m posting soon. I ended up back in the ER last night.DarcyZalewski

  2. tiffany u September 25, 2011 Reply

    I wish you much luck in investigating your back problems! Believe me it took me 3 doctors, a full back MRI and several different medications to be able to find what works for me. It sucks because you dont realize how much you use your back til its out of commission.

  3. Tracey Taylor January 10, 2012 Reply

    hope you find what is wrong with your back and find reliefsnowbear74

    • Darcy January 10, 2012 Reply

      I have some posts later – turns out it was gallstones not my back.DarcyZalewski

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