What? You don’t know that cheer from the 1980s? Yep, it ended on the note of something like, “Uh Ungola(?) Thunderbirds got that soul power.” (Correct me if I’m wrong sisters. My oldest probably knew this cheer best.)
Yep, my back does ache – kinda. Turns out it is surprising to my doctor that I can walk without weeping. For as long as I can remember my hip has hurt here and there. Nothing unbearable, just annoying. Sometimes I am unable to sleep good, but lately, it’s tough to bend over and pick something up. All the muscles on the back of my left leg have be seizing up. So annoying.
Doesn’t hurt so much though. Or maybe it does and for some reason my brain doesn’t process pain normally. I just chalked up these feelings to just that – another feeling that my body has. A couple years ago I fell down a ladder(don’t ever ask me to put up Christmas decorations) and broke a couple ribs. I cried like a baby when I was strapped to the stretcher with a neck brace, but not because it hurt as much as because it scared me and I was afraid of what was to come(like would I be in a wheelchair etc, luckily just some broken ribs). Most people talk about their pain from breaking ribs like from just breathing too hard or coughing or laughing. I don’t remember feeling pain. I only remember being able to feel my bones move around when I would breath too hard, cough, or laugh.
So imagine my surprise this past Monday literally just after moving a dresser out of the back of the truck, when I got a phone call saying my back is jacked and I need surgery. Turns out my weird hip feeling and sometimes pain(that I could register) and also my muscles on the back of my leg seizing up all has to do with my L5 being messed up. I had gone in about my symptoms a couple weeks ago and took steroids a couple days to no avail. Then went back in this past week and got sent for a MRI and the results are obviously in. So, wish me luck and please pray for me in what’s coming in the following weeks. Please pray for my husband and kids too. I will be laid up for about 4 weeks and it’s going to drive me crazy and you know the old saying, “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” LOL