Friday, January 9, 2009


Sorry I've been MIA for a while.

Here's the deal: Right after Christmas, my beautiful niece was born! Jocelyn Eliza Blake came into this world at 9:03 p.m. Dec. 26, 2008.After I got back to Stillwater, I worked out a little, ready to train hard core Jan. 5. Middle of the week last week, my back started hurting me. I had the bf massage it some, but it kept getting worse. Friday when I drove to Norman, it was killing me, but not as much as my migraine. All weekend it bothered, but starting Monday, it was awful! I swam, and it didn't seem to hurt it, but I thought I'd rest this week to make it better. It's not. Wednesday I had to leave work at 3:30 to go home and lay down (the only thing that doesn't hurt) on my back for an hour and a half before finishing my shift. I got a 30 minute deep tissue professional massage Thursday during my lunch break, which felt good/hurt bad. Unfortunately, it didn't seem to do much for my condition. Fortunately, she concluded that something in my life has changed the way I sit, move and caused this pain. Her guess, and now mine, typing at work. My keyboard is on a higher platform than I'm used to in the past, and after 6 weeks of it, my body got angry. Unfortunately, I can't take a break from writing (which hurts) and typing all day every day. It's kind of my job! Driving, sitting and standing also hurt, but then again, I'm getting really sick of laying on my back, on the floor, watching TV!

I think I'll start training next week anyway.


Rob said...

Glad to see that you're back. I was starting to get worried about you. Was going to file a missing persons report. it's a good thing you posted :-)
By the way what a great picture and an adorable baby. Can I have one of those :-)
Well all is OK here. Been busy with my workout and all and I hope you're feeling better. Just take the time you need to get back into things and don't do anything that will aggravate your back. Nice and Slow, remember.
Take care and Welcome back!

Rob said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments and your support. It's nice to know that there are people out there that do care and I am so thankful that I don't have to deal with this on my own. It does make it a bit easier to bear.
I'm doing the best I can and I am trying to stay as positive as I can. I am an emotional roller coaster though. I guess it's to be expected.
My side is a little sore but I am going to wait to see the specialist before I take any medications for it. I see him on the 20th. Till then I plan on still working out and do the best I can.

Thanks again for everything, Jessica.. It does mean a lot to me.