I haven’t posted in the past couple of days because I haven’t been able to. Wednesday at work was spent focusing on our financial software issues and responding to requests from the auditors. Fortunately, our financial software was repaired and has been working ever since. That evening my dad came over to eFile his tax return and like the good daughter that I am, I allowed him to use my computer.
In the middle of the night on Wednesday, I woke up with a serious cramp in my lower back. It was one of those cramps that seem to affect every muscle near it, so it was like a band of pain around my mid-section. I was able to relax the tension after an hour but then woke up again two hours later with the same thing. That one dulled down pretty fast, but then 10 minutes later it happened again. This caused me to call my midwife who recommended that I take a warm bath, try to sleep, and go to my scheduled appointment. She thought it was probably a pulled muscle and that my stomach muscles (not uterine) were contracting to counterbalance, but it could also be something else
Luckily, it seems to be a pulled muscle. Unfortunately, it’s on my left side so I can’t sleep on it. I did feel better throughout the day and visited the midwife, had an exam, etc. Definitely a pulled muscle and I have an infection that requires a second dose of antibiotics. Anyway, sitting up and playing on a computer were not things I really felt like doing.
Woke up again last night with the same situation. I think it’s going to be like this for a while. Hopefully, this muscle gets its act together soon as I really kind of need it in order to get up, walk around, get dressed–all kinds of good stuff. It does get loose throughout the day, but I don’t think I can start my day with a 30 minute bath every morning.
In other news, my grandmother took a turn for the worse. Her fever returned (it was gone on Tuesday and they were talking about sending her back to the nursing home on Wed/Thurs), her color went bad, and the doctor’s think something may be going on with her heart. She’s been transferred down to Rochester–I’m fairly certain because of her heart, but I haven’t been told the official reason. There won’t be any amputations until her body can handle it–and it’s fairly obvious to everyone that it can’t right now. She’s at a really good hospital (way better than what’s available in town), so she’s getting the best care she can. Her sons have been very involved in this situation, so she’s also getting lots of family support–and everywhere I go, people ask me how she’s doing. So a lot of people are pulling for her.