Good Morning

July 14, 2016

This has not been the best last few days and I really miss my daily routine. If you read my blog regularly, you know that I’ve had a muscle spasm in my back for several days. Each time the muscle spasms, it only last about 3 or 4 seconds, but on a scale of 1-10 in the pain department, I give it a 10. It’s intense! I think that back pain is the worst. It’s such a debilitating feeling. 

Thursday – Muscle spasms start while getting dressed and continue throughout the day. Ice and Advil.

Friday – Spasms all day. Iced 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off and as much Advil as allowed.

Saturday – Chiropractor. He told me that I had a dislocated rib. He relocated it. It wasn’t fun. Spasms. Ice and Advil.

Sunday – The absolute worst day of all. Spasm every 20 minutes or so. More ice and Advil.

Monday – The hubs took me to the doctor and I went home with a muscle relaxer. Still spasms. Ice, Advil and Muscle Relaxer.

Tuesday – Chiropractor. He spent 30 minutes stretching my whole body. Ice, Less spasms. Advil and Muscle Relaxer.

Wednesday – Chiropractor. More stretching, drugs and ice. By the evening,  I was having no spasms, only feeling sore.

Today – I got out of bed and my back went into a spasm very first thing.

I’m sitting on ice now and hoping that was the only spasm for the day.

Most of what I’ve read over the last few days, (and I’ve read a lot) says that you can avoid back pain by keeping a strong core and keeping hydrated. I feel like I have a fairly strong core through Yoga, and I drink a ton of water! The chiropractor said that he has strong healthy clients all the time with back issues, so maybe no matter what, some people are just prone to back issues? It stinks.

The slightest movement in my right arm was triggering a spasm, so I avoided blogging, but we have been eating mostly Whole30 foods, veggies, chicken, chicken sausages, eggs and avocado’s. I’ve realized how much of a lifestyle whole foods have become for us. We’ve had a few take out meals, but kept them to meat and veggies as much as possible. 

One night, Chicken Fajita’s, no beans, no rice.



Another night. Skewers with Chicken, Pineapple, Bell Pepper, Zucchini and New Potatoes.



And another night. Grilled Chicken, Grilled Asparagus and Sweet Potato Rounds.



Another night we grilled these. These are also good diced up with veggies and eggs for breakfast. I bought these last week at Whole Foods along with a couple of other flavors. These were 3 Smartpoints each. These are Whole30 Compliant and really good.



Last night. BLT’s on White Sweet Potato Buns.


The hubs has been loading and unloading the dishwasher and it’s been weird. I don’t think he even knew we had a dishwasher! It should be fun looking for things when I get back in the kitchen. All kidding aside, he’s been great about keeping my spirits up and has been a real trooper.

Looking forward to some normalcy coming back over the next two days. Hopefully we can restart our Whole30 on Monday?

Thanks so much for your comments on the blog, emails and text. You guys are awesome!


“love the life you live, live the life you love”


14 responses to Good Morning

  1. July 18, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you so much Kendra. Not 100%, but feeling much better and back at regular life as much as possible today. Thanks for sticking with me!


  2. Hi Julie! Hope this finds you well on your way to recovery…I’ve experienced extensive back pain on and off for years so I can so relate to what you’re going through. You take out food pics look amazing and very healthy though! Hope you are able to start the whole 30 tomorrow!

  3. July 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    I would love that Wendy! Email me and we can exchange phone numbers.

  4. We need to meet at a park some Saturday and walk when you feel up to it!

  5. July 16, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Hi Michelle,

    The spasms are much better now and things are improving. If I don’t completely feel better though, the chiropractor suggest going back to the doctor for lab/blood work. Maybe a kidney issue? I really like this chiropractor, and I’m not really a chiropractor person, but I’m trusting this guy.

    Thanks so much for reaching out and taking the time to comment!

  6. July 16, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I had totally forgotten that I fell down the stairs about three weeks ago, so maybe I tweaked something then? I did fall on that side. Urg, who knows? I’m feeling much better though. Thanks Wendy!

  7. July 16, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks Noxie. Things are now on the up and up!

  8. July 16, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Thank you Joan. The chiropractor did all sorts of stretching on me and some massaging on the muscle too. I am starting to feel much better. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

  9. July 16, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Nancy, I totally thought about that the other day. I am so glad this didn’t happen on my trip. That would have been awful! Phew!

    I really do always look for the light at the end of the tunnel. šŸ™‚

  10. Have you thought about seeing a neurologist or neurosurgeon? I would go to them before
    an orthopedic surgeon. I had a friend that was a nurse and that is what she told me once
    when my husband was having back issues. She said if the neuro guys couldn’t help they would send you to an ortho. A rib out of place I would think you knew you did that when it happened.

    My husband after years of having arm and neck pain from a car accident and seeing doctors I finally told him to go to a chiropractor and the guy did him a lot of good. I was shocked but after 6 months he has never had to go back. Been pain free for 10 years.

    Back pain is the worst. I have only had one incident years ago and it went away after I took
    some muscle relaxers. I would think you would have a strong core with your walking and yoga.

    I sure hope you get better.

  11. Do you remember tweaking your back at all or are spasms random?

  12. oh how terrible that you are still having this issue. Positive thoughts and healing wishes are still headed in your direction. I have had back spasms before so I know how terrible you are feeling. Take care my cyber-friend!

  13. My friend’s father always said getting older is not for wimps and you certainly are no wimp–positive even after a week.
    You see the light at the end of the tunnel
    One positive note, this didn’t happen before or during your trip.
    I’m truly hoping this was a better day for you.

  14. Joan Stachowiak July 14, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Hang in there! When I had various back issues i went for physical therapy. A pt person can give you ultra sound and do some gentle maneuvering to the area around the ribs. Also can send you home with a good exercise plan. When my daughter had a cracked rib, we rapped her ribs to keep them stable and that gave relief. Good luck.