Poor Michael, he threw out his back on Tuesday and went home early to rest/recover. I went to the Warrior Room Tuesday night for a workout and he seemed to be doing a little better. Wednesday morning he messaged me at work saying he couldn’t get up and wanted me to take him to the ER. I left work and rushed home. Thankfully his sister was able to come over and check on him because it was going to take me awhile to get home. She was able to help him back to bed but when I got there he couldn’t move at all because the back spasms were so bad!
I couldn’t move him to get him to the doctor so we got him comfortable and hoped it would improve. Besides, if we went to urgent care they wouldn’t have been able to do much but give him pain pills and muscle relaxers–which he already had. I spent the day at home taking care of him. All the animals helped. Bella cuddled with him in bed and even Fat Kitty tried to help (he’s really good at comforting when I’m sick or hurt).
Poor Michael. I felt so terrible because there wasn’t much I could do. 🙁 I kept him company as he laid in bed and we watched half of season one of True Detective. Wow! What a good show! It was a little slow at first but I could tell the atmosphere and dark character development was building up to something and by episode 4 I was on the edge of my seat!
I’d already had plans for that evening and Michael was okay just laying in bed for an hour, so I didn’t cancel my plans. My friend Robyn came over and we went for a run/walk around the neighborhood. She’s the friend that is doing the 5k with me. She’s a much better and faster runner than me but it was really hot out so that slowed us down. I appreciated her kind of going at my pace.
It was nice to have a running buddy and that we could kind of catch up on things while we got a workout in. We did a run/walk/jog thing. We’d run for a few minutes and then walk the hills. It was a good little workout and got in a little over 3 miles, so I was happy with that. We headed back to the house and walked to cool down and then we sat outside on the shaded deck to cool off with some iced tea.
She left after that and I checked on Michael. He was still laid up but at least the back spasms had stopped for a bit. I made us dinner, baked salmon with lemon and fresh dill, and Brussels sprouts. I LOVE fresh herbs and am currently obsessed with dill. I need to find more things to put it into. Maybe even try and plant some dill in my garden. Anyways, dinner was good and we just kind of chilled for a bit.
Today Michael is going to the chiropractor and to his doctor to possibly get a cortisone shot in his back. I hope that helps and he improves soon. I hate seeing him in so much pain! I feel helpless. 🙁