Thursday, August 2, 2012

Ouch - Auntie P has a sore back

It's been kind of a crappy vacation.  The first week was great, camping with Kim and Noah at Cyprus Lake.  But on the last day, as I leaned forward to pick up a box to pack in the truck, I felt a sharp pain in my back.  Following that, the 5-hour drive from Tobermory to Toronto exacerbated the back pain.

So it's been a week and I've been to the chiropractor almost every day.  They've determined that the problem is a herniated disc in my back.  It's been very painful and so far, there hasn't been any relief with the chiro, ice packs, or ibuprofen.  Noah suggested on a call today that Auntie P should try Robaxacet - tried that too buddy, nothing is working.

Here's what a herniated disc looks like:

On the good news front, all this time at home without the ability to do anything or lift stuff has meant more time for blog updates!

Hope this gets better soon.  It looks like I'll be home for at least another week - chiro says 4 - 6 but I'm sure I can get back to work sooner that that.  It's pretty boring lying around here, even though the kitties and Daisy are fantastic company.


  1. Noah has taken to sleeping with a special pillow to "help" his bad back too.
    Too cute. Hope you magically feel better soon, p!

  2. Well thank goodness SOMEONE is reading my blog. That is pretty cute that Noah is sleeping with his special back pillow!

  3. Hi P
    Just saw all your blogs back to June. Keep up the good work. I sure enjoy reading what you guys are up too and the pics were great too. Sorry to hear about your back problems. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend and will probably see more pics.
    Love T

  4. Hi T - the blog updates go back to April, to our trip to DC! Don't forget to click "Older Posts" at the bottom of the page so you can see all of the pictures, including ones of Kim eating cupcakes in DC!