Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Seriously Ouching!

Ok - learned my lesson - no more running / racing in flip-flops!

Sunday, Tom and I "raced" in the backyard a few times all while I was wearing my pretty little flip-floppy sandals. Not smart. Didn't think much about it until Monday when I got ready to do some yardwork and I was hurting a little. I chalked it up to sleeping wrong at first. So I, being me, thought to myself, 'it'll work itself out as I work out in the yard.' Dumb. I did all kinds of stuff - mowing, lifting, digging, etc. - and the pain was still there. So I took some ibuprofen. But when I woke up Tuesday morning to go to work the pain in my lower back was excruciating. I left work early to go home to take some leftover pain medicine I had gotten in the Philippines last fall (stuff knocked me out good). But when I woke up 5 hours later I found that I couldn't sit-up without feeling like I was going to throw up. What was I thinking when I did all that stuff?

So today I am sitting as still as possible here at my desk at work typing this posting. Potholes are murder. I can't look down. Heaven forbid I need to get up from this seat or reach for now when the FedEx is coming in...why do I have to sign for this? Needless to say, I'm going to do the necessaries and probably go to the doctor.

But all my waking day yesterday I kept thinking about the words of Paul and Casting Crowns - we are the body of Christ. Each of us makes up a part of the body. Different parts serving one purpose. If one part hurts - we all hurt. If one part gets victory - we all get victory. We should not think of someone in our church family as a tool to be used, but a part of the body that is irreplaceable and needed at all times. I never realized how my lower back affects everything's putting me out of commission. If my finger bleeds, I can put a bandaid on it, but not type very well. When I had stitches in my leg - I could barely walk or drive without pain. When I get a migraine - forget functioning for a few hours. There is no non-necessary part of the body. We as the body of Christ are all needed.


Rebecca Jo said...

Oh dang girl!!! When your back hurts... it does - it affects EVERYTHING! Get it taken care of! Especially if its just getting worse!

Lynn said...

ICE... followed by HEAT... followed by ANYTHING ON THE ROCKS... therefore... MORE ICE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That sure stinks. I can relate. I've had back pain ever since we rolled a four-wheeler on top of me a couple years ago.