I am home from school today because of pain in my lower back. My back was bothering me last night when I got home from the game. I took Advil and put heat on it, then when I went to bed I put heat on it again, but about 2 this morning I woke up in more pain. It didn't matter which way I turned, nothing relieved the pain. I didn't want to wake you or Bella up, so I just tossed and turned for a while. It was very painful trying to get out of bed. I got to the bathroom and was brushing my teeth, but it hurt even standing at the sink and at one point I broke out in a cold sweat and had to sit down, hoping not to pass out. I did get you and Bella up and did take Bella out, but it was a struggle. I called school and told them I just couldn't come in today. I called the doctor to get an appointment, I'll be going in a little while and am praying they will be able to figure out what is going on. I made breakfast and after a bit of discomfort trying to find the right way to sit to eat, I washed the dishes. As I was washing the dishes, I couldn't help but think of the pain you go through on a daily basis with your back and legs. All I wanted to do was lean over the sink, even though that wasn't comfortable either, but I am always getting after you about that. I also noticed that I almost put a fork in the drying rack before it was fully cleaned, I am always getting after you about that. I think the pain got to me. The Lord brought you to mind again as I was walking, I just wanted to lean forward rather than stand up straight because it hurt, I always get after you about that, too. Maybe He allowed this to happen so I could understand and feel a little bit of the pain you feel daily, and maybe this will help me to be a little more compassionate when you tell me you're "in pain and just hurting". Well, I'm off to the doctor to go see what is going on, I'll let you know when I get back.
Well mom, I got back from the doctor, she thinks I just pulled a muscle badly. She said the nausea was my body's response to the pain. She gave me muscle relaxer and a type of acetaminophen. So, hopefully will start feeling more like myself soon. You have shown such sweet concern all day, thanks! I love you!