Monday, November 30, 2015

Life Always has Different Plans for me, Than I have Planned

I hope everyone of you had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend filled with lots of great family and great friends! I did have a great time myself, lots of yummy food and lots of laughter and fun!

We finally have winter here, I don't think it's gotten above 30 degree's all week, and Saturday it just lightly snowed all day.

I already bought myself a Christmas present, so excited. Season tickets to Tuacahn, wish if you aren't familiar with it, it's Broadway in the desert down in St. George, UT. The plays there rivial those you would see on Broadway in New York, seriously! Next years plays are  Peter Pan, Disney's Tarzan and Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame and I will be seeing them all!  Totally excited.  YAY, me!

I did have a wedding over the holiday weekend, it went well. Oh, and I was reminded quickly how much I don't particularly like pulling a trailer on icy roads.  I had a scary 50 feet sliding down a hill, fortunately I have been pulling a trailer for years and with a great truck I was able to correct things before sliding through a red light into traffic.
But even so, I still dislike pulling a trailer on black ice roads.  Everything went great at the wedding, but towards the end I had a little accident of sorts (not with the trailer, thankfully).

In short, I have had some gradual pain over the past few months that I couldn't shake kept getting a little worse and worse by week in my L4 region, (which happens to be the same place I have a bulging disc from car accidents years ago.  )
Saturday while I was taking down the wedding.  The pain kept getting more and more intense and to the point that I could no longer use my back.

It's so bad,  I can barely move around much right now. In fact I had difficulty lifting the milk out of the fridge and pour it in my cereal bowl. I also can barely take the pain from pushing my muscles to stand up straight, so ya I am an embarrassing leaning person walking around. I am sure I look like a leaning 90 year old as I walk.


I won't see a Chiro, I will wait for a Specialist. I had a few bad experiences many years ago with dishonest Chiro's, and I don't trust them for anything. I have a few close friends who have been injured worse by them too. Plus, I have had many doctors and specialists tell me not to take the risk of seeing one.  So despite that I do know some do say they find help with them. I refuse to see one myself. So if your wondering why I haven't ran down to a nearby office of one of them today, that is why.  All that, and even though I am no doctor I am pretty sure things are aligned, this is something else.

Sleeping on my side, taking good drugs is pretty much the only thing that keeps the pain to a minimum. I cannot be on my back or stomach at all and I can only sit or stand for short periods of time.
It doesn't help the fact that of course I would come down with a flu bug as well this weekend. Which is why I attribute the fact that I slept in until 1pm today, and seriously could go right back to bed and not blink an eye right now. In fact, I just might!
I am hoping this is one of those 72 hour things and tomorrow I will wake up flu free again, wishful thinking never hurts anyone!

I meant to take last week of blogging for the most part, and just enjoy a little break.  I did, not mean for it to have to extend beyond that.  But due to current circumstances, I may have to drop post frequency down this week a little. We will see what happens.  But I wanted to let you all know what is going on, and why I might not be around quite as much this week.

There are still MANY awesome giveaways going on right now.  On my sidebar, you will see a link to the Holiday Giveaway Hop going on right now, click on it and take some time today to enter to win some awesome prizes!


So tell me, did you have a great Thanksgiving?
Do you buy yourself a big present each year like I do? If so, what are you buying yourself?



26 comments :

  1. Oh no so sorry to hear that your back is hurting you so much again! I hope you get it figured out when you see the DR. We still are enjoying warmish temps in the 50's but I know it's coming soon. Feel better friend! Yes those giveaways are still going strong it's very nice!

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  2. Sorry to hear about your back pain, and that you've had bad experiences in the past with chiropractors. I honestly don't know what I'd do without seeing mine on a regular basis. I'll be thinking about you and hoping that you're able to find better pain relief soon.

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  3. Season tickets to Tuacahn sounds like a great present to yourself! My present to myself was my new running Garmin 230 watch. Sorry to hear about your back. I hope you will feel better soon.

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  4. I hope you feel better soon! That is a double whammy and does not sound good! The tickets to the play sound very nice, I splurged and bought a new vacuum on Friday yup, that makes a girl all warm and fuzzy! :) the giveaway hop is still going strong! Rest up!

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  5. Yuck, I'm sorry you're sick on top of the back pain :( It seems like a bad time of year and a lot of people are getting sick. That Christmas present you got for yourself sounds great!

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  6. What? I'm so sorry to hear about your back and the flu bug! I'm wishing you a speedy recovery. I'm glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and gave yourself that awesome gift.

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  7. Thanks! Nice, 50's sound fabulous right now, enjoy them while you have them!!!

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  8. I know so many people have had help from them, and great experiences. I just had a few too many bad ones, one of which totally lied to me and showed me someone elses x-rays trying to tell me they were my own to get me into thinking I was going to die in 3-6 years if I didn't begin getting help from him immediately, not even kidding... The jokes on him, I'm still alive, LOL I am glad you have found a great one that does help you!!!

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  9. Awesome, I have a Garmin too, just a different model, Hope you will love yours they really are great!
    Thanks Sharon!

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  10. Nice, a vacuum, hey there are some nice ones out on the market I could totally see how getting a new one would be a fun deal!
    Thanks MB! Ya the giveaway hop is still going pretty good, I think the timing on this one was perfect!

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  11. Thanks Chaitali, your right tis the season to catch a cold or the flu.. unfortunately huh!

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  12. Thanks HoHo! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!!!

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  13. Hope your back feels better soon! I bought myself a GoPro this year. Will probably take me half the year to figure out how to use it, though. haha

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  14. That sounds like a scary experience with the trailer on ice! Glad it didn't end up bad.
    I bought myself another Jawbone up24. I'd been wanting an updated one, so this will be perfect! I hope you can get to a specialist soon and start feeling better!

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear about your pain as well as the sickness! Total bummer to have all that over Thanksgiving weekend :( Hope you are feeling better this week!

    Glad to hear you treated yourself to a holiday gift! I think it's important to do things for yourself that make you happy throughout the year. I bought myself a Vera Bradley bag on Black Friday as a little treat. It's the perfect thing to bring with me to San Antonio this weekend!

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  16. Oh no!! So sorry to hear that you are having back pain! I hope you can get in with a specialist asap and get that figured out!! Awesome gift to yourself. I love going to the theater although I very rarely get to do it, but so much fun when I do!

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  17. Denise @ Healthy Family MediaMarch 8, 2017 at 6:03 PM

    Kristy, I'm so sorry to hear about your back injury :( I hope you're able to get some relief soon. We just saw Disney's Beauty and the Beast at our Broadway in Portland, which sounds similar to what you're doing. It's exciting to see stage productions!

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  18. Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlinMarch 8, 2017 at 6:03 PM

    Oh poo on your back, doesn't it know you have got things to do?? I hate to hear this and then the flu on top of it. Goodness I hope you get better fast! Those play's sound fabulous! Way to go on snagging the season passes! I'm still playing catch up from my vacation. I was so good during the hop about getting my posts done early then well it has all snowballed on me. I hope to be caught up soon though! :)

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  19. Oh I am so jealous I would love a GoPro. Have fun with it, I hear so many great things about them!!!

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  20. Ya, I was okay until I was about 20 feet in from another truck and realizing I had no traction and I just had to hope I came to a stop. It was a reality check, I am usually a much better driver I should have tested the brakes long before I did. Lesson learned, but thankfully all is good! I might be driving it again in the Storm Friday if it its, so I have no intention of letting a repeat experience happen!
    Have fun with your new Jawbone! I love my Fitbit, but it hasn't had much use lately, sadly!

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  21. Thanks Sun! I was thinking about you the other day wondering how you did on your races, I haven't been online much but definittely on my way over in a min to see if you've posted about it.

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  22. Thanks Sue!
    I know, I love the theatre too, but rarely go so this will be a fun treat this year!

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  23. Thanks Denise!
    Oh how fun, I saw Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Tuacahn years ago and loved it, such a great play!!!!

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  24. I know seriously, right! Thanks though, ya I've been through the ringer, just as I finished the flu, I caught a bad chest cold and I didn't even have the energy to write a post earlier this week, terrible I know.
    So jealous you are out and traveling around! I am seriously in need of a trip I wish I could hop into an RV and head south and soak in a few rays right now!

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  25. I'm so sorry about the pain you're having! Chiropractors can be awesome, but they absolutely have to know what they're doing and I've also heard of some really, really terrible and dishonest ones, so I definitely get where you're coming from! Have you ever been to an osteopathic physician? (I'm going to an osteopathic medical school, and I like to explain the osteopathic manipulative training we get as a cross between what a chiropractor/physical therapist/masseuse does--maybe that could help to provide some relief?) I hope you feel better soon! <3

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  26. I have not heard of Osteopathis Physician, I may have to look into it. Truthfully, and I know every doctor would cringe at me saying this. But I went online and did some tests that they say to do, and not only do I fit the description of a herniated disk, each of the tests they say you do to see, I passed, or failed... In other words, it does look like that may be it. I'm just slightly worried I may have more than one, as I have 2 spots that are highly painful. But I'm not going to jump to any concusions, I already know I have a budging disc in the area from a previous accident 15 years ago and it's also highly likely it could be that too... I will be making a Dr. Appt soon, I just need to make some phone calls;) But I will look into the Osteopathic Physician idea! Thanks!!!

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