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?
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