Wow, sounds like you have a lot on your plate! I feel for you!
I can't say this is a sure-fire cure, but what about some gentle Yoga or Pilates, na maybe Yogs or like Tai Chi? You don't say where you are, if near a gym that teaches such classes, and with husband in poor health, likely you can't get out on your own much? But there are videos of both types of stress relief, and some Yoga poses work specifically to strengthen your back gently (other poses require greater strength, so that is where having access to a teacher who can guide you is better.). Once the back quits hurting somewhat, then that will be one less stress of a physical sort?!
Anyway I don't know if these are good suggestions or might have to figure out how to make those work. I know some of the poses are on YouTube and even SparkPeople has a bunch of videos along the lines of stretches and stress relieving gentle exercise. So that may be a place to start?
When I'm tired and dressed, I like to use Lavendar oil before bed - sniff some of it first on deep breaths before I put mask on. Or if I forget, it also works by intake on skin of palms and bottoms of feet. (or a soaky tub bath with a few drops sprinkled in!).
I'm also a big believer of taking baths with Epsom salts to soothe my back - the magnesium in the Epsom salts relaxes muscle tension (calcium makes muscles contract, magnesium makes them relax. Its like a yin-yang thang with me! Heh!)
Hope you can get some good rest soon!!
Edited by: PROVERBS31JULIA at: 3/10/2013 (23:05)
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