The Sweetie Chronicles

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Back Pain Blues

For the past couple of days, I've had some ugly back pains. Pretty much to the point where it's difficult to sit down at my computer to type for more than thirty minute segments. Yesterday, I spent most of the day in bed with a heating pad, reading "Under the Dome" on my eReader. Since I've also had a bad cold, I decided to take a couple Benadryl and get a good night's sleep.

Man, that shit will knock you out. I slept through the night, no problem. Which is nice, since I didn't sleep at all the night before. (And when I say not at all, I don't mean an hour here and there, I mean, zero sleep due to the pain.) Unfortunately, my back still feels sore this morning. So, how do I continue to work toward my goals on days where I am feeling less than healthy? I can't sit up in bed, because that hurts my back as well, so how do I write? I wonder what someone like Nora Roberts would have to say. After all, she's the one who writes something like four or five books a year and claims to only take a couple of days off between books before it's back to 8 hour workdays. I wonder what she does if she's having aches and pains.

I just hope that I'm all better by Thursday since I'll be driving home to Georgia to see my family. My niece's first birthday is tomorrow, then mine on Saturday, and my sister's on the 28th, so we are planning to have a fun birthday weekend. Part of me thinks the best thing to do is rest again today for the most part, only writing or doing computer work for short bursts, then going back to put an ice pack on my back in between. Taking it easy when you have all these goals to complete isn't necessarily easy or happy, but sometimes getting healthy needs to be the goal. See, this is why I need to be successful - so I can afford to go to the chiropractor. :P

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