A week ago, I wrenched my back. Instead of slowing down and taking it easy then, I kept on going.
Like I usually do.
Doing more than I should have.
Taking care of everyone else.
Telling myself I'd take care of me later.
Which turned into never.
I went from achy to having severe back pain. Now, all I want to do is be still and wrap myself in a heating pad. If someone offered me heating pad pants, I guarantee you I'd be wearing them right now.
Using the heating pad helps relieve some of the ache. But I can only sit down or lay down with it only for so long before someone needs me. Or wants my help. Or asks for my undivided attention.
I should've listened to my body a week ago.
It's screaming at me now.
My tail bone.
And now my hips.
And wah! I want my Mommy :(
I didn't slow down. Not many Moms do, I suspect. I know I better figure out soon how to better care for my back and to also slow down. I need to do that before something worse happens—before I'm forced to come to a complete stop.