Okay, folks– I guess the title of this post sums up why I haven’t been blogging these past few weeks. The “pulled muscle” ended up being a compression fracture in my lumbar region, meaning that the advice to sit in my wheelchair that I received from my February 28th visit to the Emergency Room was exactly opposite of what I needed to be doing.
On March 8th I got out of bed and tried to sit on the toilet. As I was screaming in pain, John called 911 and the Randolph Fire Department escorted me back to Milton Hospital. This time they did a CAT scan, which showed the fracture at the L2 level. So I’ve been lying in bed eating Tylinol and Motrin as I’ve had Lidocane patches on my back.
Just to complicate matters, my evening PCA has been out for three weeks with a fractured arm, so John’s been having to scare up people to help in her absence. Now with the Covid19 virus, we’ve had to ask his PCA to take a leave of absence (he works in a grocery store and is therefore exposed to a large number of people) so we’re having to find people to help him get up. This is the first time since I was diagnosed with the fracture that John has been able to type a blog post for me.
Please pray for both of us. I am improving, and hope to work on the blog post I started writing on March 7th. I expect to be doing a little typing by the end of next week, but I don’t think I should write that whole post in one sitting. And pray for John as he balances all of his obligations with helping me. I miss blogging. I miss my readers. May God protect all of us during this trying time, reminding us of His sovereignty and love.
10 thoughts on “Snap, Crackle, Pop — My Back And More Bedrest”
Yay thanks you so much for the update. I’ve been missing you, praying, and missing you some more.
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You have no idea how much I miss you, Elizabeth! I can’t even read other blogs right now, so I feel isolated from you, Michelle, and Amy. I miss the three of you tremendously!
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Glad to see your post. I’ve been wondering how things were going. Thanks for the update!
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Praying for you and your husband and caregivers!!!
I’ve been wondering about you and praying when I think of you. Thank you for the update!
Oh Debbie, I’m praying. I have chronic back pain and also had a fracture just from severe degenerative disc disease, so I know a “little” of what you’re feeling. I can’t wait for the day we receive our glorified bodies! Until then sister, praying for you and John…I’ll meet you in glory one day 🙏🏼✨♥️
Praying for you guys and hoping that you see what God is doing during this time. Please let us know if there are any needs you guys have where we can help.
I have missed you in my inbox. I am praying for you and John!
I’ll continue to keep you both in prayer
I hope you guys are doing ok