Thursday, March 28, 2013
At some point while working at my last job, I hurt my back. I dealt with it for two weeks before I did anything about it. Partly because I was thinking I'd just overdone it a little and would be feeling fine in a few days. Partly in fear of being fired because of it, since I did get hurt on the job. I didn't have money for the doctor at the time, since I wasn't even working 20 hours per week. My husband's boss had insurance for me, but with a $30 doctor copay and $15 for prescription, I didn't have the money. So I had them file a worker's comp claim on me. Something I'd never done before, and never would have thought I'd do. But when it comes to back pain, you can only ignore it for so long.
The doctor drug tested me before he would do anything else for me. Then I had x-rays done and nothing seemed wrong. Nothing cracked or broken anyway. Although I honestly believe something was pinched. He prescribed me some steroids and some good pain meds and sent me on my way. I'm glad I went when I did, because by the time I got home from the doctor that night I was hurting way worse. I went home, took my meds, and crawled into bed. I woke up in the middle of the night, and I absolutely could not get out of bed. My husband leaves for work early, so I didn't wake him. He found me half way to the edge of the bed when he woke up. He helped me up and helped me to the wall so I could walk myself to the bathroom. Then he took all my pillows and blanket to the living room where I camped out on the couch for the next few days. Eventually I felt better.
But every since then... Every once in awhile my back will start bothering me again. Nothing like when I hurt it, but it still hurts me enough. Enough that I can't bend over. Enough that we went to a bowling party, and I just watched. I suck at bowling, but I enjoy it. But for fear of causing more pain, I watched. With my new job I now have my own insurance. Pretty good as for as medical coverage. Not so much for prescriptions though. So I'm thinking it's time to go have a visit with a chiropractor. I went once a week when I was in the Army. Granted it was for hip pain, but still. I got out of the Army in 2007 and haven't seen a chiropractor since, so I guess I'm well overdue for a visit. I went once a month for a few years prior to joining the Army also. When I had insurance that covered it at least.
Prior to hurting my back on the job, I had discovered the joys of a Nintendo Wii. I'd heard so much about them that I decided I wanted one. I found one of those online catalogs that let you pay as you go, and by golly I got myself an awesome Christmas present! I was considering getting Zumba, but instead I hesitantly bought the first Just Dance game. Oh my gosh, I loved it! Now don't get me wrong, I'm a white girl with no rhythm, and you wouldn't catch me in public dancing unless I'm drinking, which I don't do. But dangit I loved that game! I now have 1, 2, and 3. If my back ever lets me get back to it, I will buy 4 also. I cannot wait to start feeling better so I can get back to them. If you love music, and love making a fool out of yourself in the comforts of your own home, I highly recommend the Just Dance games! I definitely got a workout from them!