When we moved to Walcha, I was unlucky enough to hurt my back. I now am the proud owner of 2 bulging discs in the L4-L5 and L5-S1 vertabral spaces. Combined with mild disc degeneration, I’ve had a pretty awful time since December.
I’ve tried physio, chiro and resorted to massage. I’m a massage devotee – I’m a believer in healing the whole person, not just the affected area.
Well, today was another check-up with my GP. He’s gotten me in to see a neuro-surgeon….. on Monday. I’m scared. Really scared (read:tears today at lunch when I told my husband about the appointment). Whichever way the neuro-surgeon decides to treat me, I’m scared.
As a consequence of my back injury though, I’ve re-assessed a lot of things in life. I delegate – my kids are incredibly capable. I don’t clean my floors every other day – you see, clean floors are my “thing”. I’ve learned to ask for help.
It’s affected how I run my business as well. This year was meant to be MY YEAR. I’ve had to change the way I operate. For the better – stand back and look at everything from a bad back point of view.
It’s been a good thing, apart from the constant pain. It’s one of those “appreciate what you have” moments – that’s been going on for 6 months now.
Wish me luck….