40,000-49,999 SparkPoints 47,124

Stressed will not equal desserts!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

It's been a stressful few days Chez Andsheewas, but luckily I've been finding ways to try to relax through it. Funny enough, work has seemed to help.

My husband is laid up with a back injury. We're not sure what happened, but Friday he sends me a text from work telling me that his back and his hip are hurting. By Saturday morning, he can barely get out of bed without a lot of pain. So off to immediate care we went. He was back with the doctor for almost two hours, and just as I was getting up to ask what was going on, he comes out, looking a little pale. They gave him an injection, which made him light headed. But he had an x-ray, and everything looked normal. He's been on medication since Saturday, but now the pain has moved to his leg. He was going to try to go to work today, so he didn't take the heavy duty pain killers or muscle relaxers, but he had trouble moving around in the shower and was still in a lot of pain. We have a follow-up tomorrow morning, so hopefully he'll either feel better or we can find a solution.

It's stressful not to know what's going on or how to make it better. I also worry about things like time off from work and if he'll have to take some leave. I'm hoping it won't be a severe as that, but the mind wanders. I've been turning to yoga to help relieve some of this stress, but it's hard just to let go. I'm hoping karate tonight will help to work out some of my frustration with not being able to help him.

Most of all, I have resolved not to turn to comfort foods. I just need to focus on my husband and myself and make sure he gets better without sacrificing my own health. It helps just to get this down.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Wow I no how you feel when things feel like they come crashing down. My husband dr told him he would like him to quite his job and he didn't want to send him back to work. We are one income family and I was so nerved up and wanted to be out of control with food. But I had to look at it as I can go to work and things will workout. But I have to take care of myself to help him out. That was 2 years ago he does his therapy every morning and had no problems with his back and hip, his left shoulder its just a matter of time when he has to have it taken car of. Hang in there
    1689 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by ANDSHEEWAS