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It was not the best of weeks in these here parts. We were supposed to have a wonderful three days off, exploring the central coast. Instead, half a day in, my back went out and I was down for the count. I’m not one to stay in bed and let people bring me bacon. Though, it was very good bacon.

I spent one day on my in-laws’ couch, one day in the car driving home, and another day recuperating at home. I’d be lying if I said I was a pleasant patient.

But, my kids and my husband were troopers, fetching me things, bringing me things, even carrying me or offering me a arm to lean on. Seriously, there was moment when my husband had to carry me because I could not walk on my own.

That is what I call sweeping me off my feet.

All in all, it’s all fine. The chiropractor diagnosed that both sacroiliac joints were bigtime inflamed, sacroiliitis. There we have it. The bummer is that there was no warning. It just came on in a flash and knocked me off my feet — quite literally.

Regardless, we did have a great visit with the grandparents. And I’m so thankful for kids and husband who are quite capable of handling things without me.

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  1. Yikes!!! I hope you’re feeling back to normal asap!

  2. Hi! I love reading your posts here on the blog. I hope you are feeling better. If there is still an enigma as to what is causing this pain, you might want to have a Rheumatologist check you for ankylosing spondylitis. My husband had terrible back pains for many years until at one point the pain got so unbearable that he couldn’t function. The Orthopedic doctor suspected ankylosing spondylitis and had him have blood work to check for HLBA-27 in his blood. He tested positive. Although HLBA-27 is not always indicative of ankylosing spondylitis, it is a red flag when there is a lot of back pain. So, my husband was referred to a Rheumatologist to confirm the diagnosis. The Rheumatologist ordered x-rays which confirmed that indeed he had the disease. The disease causes inflammation in the sacroiliac joints and eventually they fuse. In my husband’s case, the x-rays showed that indeed the sacroiliac joints were fused. He now takes a TNF inhibitor which controls the inflammation very well. His life would definitely be very difficult without it.

    Anyways, I just thought that sharing this might help you look into something else in case the doctors can’t determine what is causing your inflammation.

  3. I threw my back out almost two weeks ago. The only thing that helps it besides the chiropractor is ice, lots and lots of ice. I use frozen bags of peas and keep it on my back 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off. After about 6 days it felt almost well until I reinjured it again…so I have been icing it again and it is beginning to feel much better. Ice is great for inflammation!

  4. Sigh
    I don’t know which is worse – those monkey wrenches flying in to break up a delicately balanced and uber busy time at home or shattering plans you’ve so looked forward to! Dang!

    I’m glad to hear you’re on the mend but so sorry it messed up your time away – I’m sure you were a pretty good patient – I can only imagine how frustrated I’d be!

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