February 23, 2008

inconvenient pain

Well, Yesterday I was walking Audrey to her preschool house (it's a 1930's farm-style home that has been a preschool for many years). This has been a killer winter with snow storm after snow storm. There was a recent ice storm that has everything covered in a thick sheet of ice. So I was holding Eliza in one arm and had Audrey by the hand and we were being so careful not to slide and fall. Audrey was anxious and pulling on me. I was counter-balancing and telling her to stop pulling. It's not what you are thinking I am sure. At this point I did not fall or hurt myself. Strangely enough it was when I got safely inside that I put the baby down, helped Audrey put away her things in her cubby and found that when I went to bend over and pick Eliza back up that my back suddenly went into spasm. I swear, this has never happened before. I feel like my body is falling apart. My back has been killing me for the last 24 hours. I can hardly lift the baby now. I went to see a physical therapist and he tells me I have a week glute muscle back there and I need to ice my back and do leg lifts to strengthen this butt muscle back into health and save my back. This could also be the reason my tailbone was so painful during pregnancy. I am getting old and falling apart! It's time to work this old bod back into shape I think...

5 comments:

Zach and Nikki said...

It is fun to read your blog posts and stay up to date on your family festivities. The other night, Nikki and I were commenting on how you seem to be the absolute perfect wife and mom...very involved in your kids lives and making a great difference in our society. Too bad we don't live closer to be more involved in each others' lives and learn from your example.

Kelly said...

Wow! Thanks Zach. I have really got you guys fooled. That is so nice of you to say such flattering words though. I enjoy reading up your lives as well. And it's true I wish we were closer to family. You guys are lucky that way.

Dallas said...

I will have to say that I agree with Zach and Nikki. These blogs are so neat because I never felt like I got to know you that well and now I love getting to know you and learn from you. You are so creative and say some things that I can totally relate to. Now everytime I am cleaning up after everyone all day, I always get a smile, I think of your one blog that compared it to Pee Wee Hermans comment about knitting and knitting. It is great to have family far and near!

Julie said...

I agree with everyone that I love your blog. You are a great mom and wife. I love reading about all the things you are doing!! I am so sorry to hear about your back! That is a huge bummer - ha!--get it "bum"mer...weak bum muscle. Okay, I'll stop now. It cracks me up how many things keep falling apart on me. The one that gets my kids riled up is that I supposedly always say, "I'm tired". I just really am! I hope you're feeling better soon!!

Kelly said...

Thanks Julie,
I can totally relate to you! We can't stay young forever I guess. This reminds me of another bummer I had a while back. I fell down the stairs and really had a bummer of a bruise on my backside that lasted for months. What's up with me??? Good thing I can laugh at myself...