Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Good morning, my friends. Hope your Easter was all you hoped for. My plans went a little awry. On Saturday, I went to our church Easter Egg Hunt. Great attendance, and fun had by all...well, by the little ones at least. We adults thought it was way too cold. But the kids didn't seem to mind. God was gracious to send beautiful sunshine for us to warm up in. I stopped and picked up a few groceries and came home to wait for Ian to arrive from Birmingham. As I brought in the groceries I sort of twisted the wrong way and I felt a twinge in my upper back. Nothing too bad. Visited with Ian and then he left to go visit the rest of the family. When I got up Sunday morn, my back was still just a little sore...but nothing to complain about. I am Preschool Director at our church, so my morning was full...with babies to soothe, and beautiful clothes to admire( even if they had their winter coats on top) , snacks to fix and all the other 1000 things that come up. Plans were to go to my son and DIL for lunch with all the family. As usual, mine was the last car in the parking lot. I got in my car to leave, and PAIN...PAIN....PAIN!!!!!!My back was screaming at me! I couldn't move, I couldn't get out , I couldn't finish getting in, just PAIN! Thankfully, my cell phone was in my purse, which was still in my lap. I called Donald, my hubby. He was already at son and DIL's house. He and Ian came to my rescue. I am not one who cries...but I did then. We managed to get home and I have been in bed since. Staying drugged on muscle relaxers and pain meds. Today, I am able to move my arms a little and walk around, but I am not going to overdo it. I believe that sometimes God puts us flat on our backs, or in my case...flat on my stomach, when we refuse to get the rest we need. So, here I am. At least I have lots of stuff on the dvr that I have recorded and never have enough time to watch.
But, this was not how I planned for my Easter holiday to go. Hope yours was lots more fun.


Lynne said...

Oh Tonja, I feel your pain. Back pain, upper or lower, is terrible. There's nothing you can do that doesn't make it hurt more - as I'm sure you know. Just be sure to get as much rest as you need, and keep popping those happy pills!

Southern Heart said...

I'm so sorry that you're hurting...my back has been out once before, so I feel for you. I hope that you'll be feeling better soon. Take good care and get lots of rest.

Hugs, Andrea

Musicaljean said...

I'm sorry too, about your back pain. I guess you're getting to do what you advised me to do the other day when I hurt my ankle! My ankle got better so fast, I barely had a chance to get any pity!!

Rhoda said...

Tonja, please take it easy & get well soon. I have back problems too & know how that can hurt. Rest up!

Southern Hospitality

Di-dan said...

I thought something must have been up when you didn't post anything since Friday, but I'm sorry to know that's what it has been! Back trouble does take your breath away, there is no doubt. Take care of yourself and enjoy your 'down time' as much as you can...catching up on the recorded shows at least!

justabeachkat said...

Wow. So sorry to hear about your back pain. Hope you get some relief and quickly. I used to work for a man who suffered terribly with back pain. He said when your back hurts, everything else does too...from your tongue to your toenails. I'll say prayers for you.