Whelp, I did it. I finally managed to work myself sick. Missed Sunday & Monday b/c I was sleeping all day. Oddest assortment of symptoms, tell you what. Nothing "normal." All that being curled up inflamed my bulging disc, so I was only back to work Wed/Thurs. Got myself painkillers and a chiropractic appt last night which was a GOOD IDEA. After I left the chiropractor, I couldn't stand up on my own.
I was much better this morning but have been basically non-functional all day due to pain meds making my brain swampy. I made the call last night not to go in to work & I'm so glad I did. I have to change position every 45 min and ice 10-15min every hour. No way I could've done that at work. Plus, I'd probably have said or done something bizarre b/c I'm so out of it!
After my 90min appt at the chiropractor yesterday which included electrical stimulation, laser therapy, 2 adjustments, and enough pain to make me yelp, I felt I earned ice cream. Rin got me the Best Ice Cream Ever (this moment): Ben & Jerry's 7 Layer Coconut Bar
. Non-dairy, vegan ice cream. Never had it before, omicat it is sooooo fabulous.
This morning's chiro appt was much better! I bought a large ice pack (good investment already!). Took a nap today. Had planned to do some online training for work; may still get around to it, we'll see. I'm thankful this didn't happen last week! We were snowed under with studies. I'll definitely be working from home sometime the next few days if I can back off the painkillers.
Good things that happened recently include:
1. Spending a day cleaning up my stepdad's grave site. Photos later, maybe? Very cathartic.
2. Low flute jam session; love those low flutes!
3. Had a mystery "other" line on my paycheck for $75.
4. Played Evolution
a lot - very fun even with just 2 players.
5. We were able to score reservations for a brunch in Atchison on Monday to view the solar eclipse
in totality! Figured everywhere would've been booked! A friend said that's what they were doing, and when Rin checked, there were still spots available. Tickets included food, parking, eclipse glasses, and viewing spot (behind the building!).
Anyone else have plans to watch the eclipse?