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.