Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day From the Comfort of My Bed!

I love St. Patrick's Day.  It is one of those silly holidays that gives you a good reason to dress in green and drink beer.  Boston of course is the best city to celebrate this holiday in since we have a big parade and plenty of Irish people!

Well unfortunately this year I'm celebrating from the comfort of my bed.  On Saturday afternoon I decided to I would shovel some of the snow ice bank in my driveway.  You know the one (my iPhone 5 is hopefully at bottom of it).  Well it is taking TOO long to melt and since it was in the 50s I thought I would help it along by spreading out the snow a little.  Only problem was that it was somewhat frozen which made shoveling it difficult.  That is when it happened.  I was bent over to grab a scoop of snow and my back went out.  I felt an incredible pain go across my lower back and I was stuck. Oh and did I mention I was standing on top of the snow bank and my other phone was in my car. . . yeah I was stuck with no phone to call for help even if I wanted to.

Somehow I managed to walk to my car to get my purse/phone/keys and then walked into my apartment.  When I say walked picture me bent forward almost to a 90 degree angle hobbling. . . it was not a pretty sight.  Looking back I must have had some major adrenalin going b/c I really have no clue how I managed to make it to my bed.  Once I laid down I really couldn't move and was just waiting for the Advil to kick in. I couldn't lay flat and even breathing hurt.  I was in rough shape and more mad about the fact that I knew I would be meeting Emily for drinks that evening as planned.

So I went to the ER.  My friend Joana came and got me and I somehow managed to roll out of bed and walk to her car.  Fortunately the hospital is literally less than 5 minutes from my apartment.  Unfortunately the wait was OVER 2 hours.  I couldn't get comfortable. I couldn't sit and even laying down was not great.  I kept trying to get comfy but moving hurt so much.

The doctor came in to see me w/in minutes of me laying down.  He quickly diagnosed the problem and ordered some meds.  The nurse was in seconds later with the drugs and some crackers (since I hadn't eaten all day).  I took the meds and she said I could leave!  Ha!  Nothing like kicking me out after I waiting all that time to get in.  I ended up waiting about 20 minutes so the meds could kick in a bit.  Then we had to go to the next town over b/c it was the only 24 hour CVS.  They filled the scripts quickly and we were back home in no time.  Joana got me settled with some juice and candy (ya know the important stuff) and she was off.  It was after 10 PM by then I think!

I bought this adorable hat to wear to the parade on Sunday.  I knew it was going to be freezing out so I thought this was the perfect accessory.  I also picked up this green nail polish on Sat afternoon right before I hurt my back.  Needless to say I didn't get to use either.  I am so sad I missed the party and parade in Southie.  Oh well there is always next year. . .

I'm happy to report that I am feeling SO much better today.  I literally slept all day yesterday and really only got out of bed when I had to.  I'm still tight and sore but at least can walk a bit more normal. I plan to go back to work tomorrow.  I will need to take it easy for a few more days I'm sure.

I haven't thrown my back out this bad in over 5 years.  The last time I did it like this it was from coughing.  It is just crazy that the most simple thing can do it.  I never expected it to happen from "shoveling" since I've been going at that snow bank ever since I dropped my phone.  Oh and NO I STILL didn't find my phone.  The snow bank is still HUGE!  I need melting now!  Doubt that will happen today since it is 21 degrees out!  Ugh!!!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day I'll share one of my favorite pictures ever.  I did a photo shoot with Peyton and Ella just a few weeks after Ella was born.  Peyton was about 15 months at the time.  This is one of the few good ones and there are over 100 not so good ones. Ha!

Happy Birthday to my brother Scott!  (I doubt he reads my blog but just in case)!!

Still time to enter my giveaway!!!!!!


  1. So sorry that is how you ended up spending your weekend! :( Glad you are feeling better though and able to move around a little bit better.

  2. Oh no!! So sorry that happened! But I am glad to hear you're feeling a little better!! xoxox

  3. The worst! Glad you're feeling better and I hope each day gets easier for you!

  4. I hope you're feeling better! Back pain is SO painful. Do you live in the city of Boston? If so, I wonder if that's the hospital I went to during my visit. Yeah, this CA girl twisted her ankle on a cobblestine road haha!

    Such a cute pic of your nieces!

    Thanks for linking up :)