Yesterday I woke up unable to move.
I quickly realized something in my body had shifted out of place during the night.
If felt like a thousand hot knives stabbing me in my lower back.
The pain radiated up through my upper back into my neck and shot down my right leg.
I've endured 4 med free childbirths for heavens sake and none of them even came close to the pain I was feeling.
I literally felt paralyzed by it.
Even the tiniest movement made me cry out.
I couldn't walk so I tried to crawl.
I was SOBBING and dry heaving,
the pain was that excruciating.
Ironically, I had already had an appointment scheduled later that morning with my chiropractor for just a maintenance adjustment.
I txted her letting her know I had royally effed something up.
David, bless his heart, took a sick day since it was apparent there was no way in hell I would be able to function let alone take care of the children.
I screamed and cried as he helped me inch into the car.
I told him i'd rather give birth a million times in a row than feel the way I was feeling.
Every bump and turn in the road made me wail.
I can't imagine what I looked like trying to get out the car and into the office.
As soon as I saw Danielle (my chiro)
I was like "HELLLLP ME, I'M DYINGGGGGGG"
She worked her magic, adjusting, massaging and putting things back in place.
Turns out bearing all these babies so close together have really effed up my hips.
I left feeling a teeny bit better but still in SO much pain.
She assured me once the muscles stopped spasming, i'd be good to go.
She's never let me down in the 10 months i've been seeing her, but for some reason, I was certain that there was no way I was coming back from this.
(sometimes I can be dramatic, i know..ha)
but that's how I felt.
It was still so bad a few hours later I almost contemplated going to the Urgent care to get an RX for muscle relaxers.
I waited it out and did all the stretches she told me to do.
(Wolfe wanted a snack during said stretches, so that's what the photos are in reference to)
As the night when on, things started loosening up and before I crawled into bed, I could almost stand upright!
I woke up this morning and the pain was practically gone.
I stood straight up and was like
OHHH EMMM GEEEE
I WILL NEVER TAKE STANDING UP STRAIGHT FOR GRANTED EVER AGAIN!!!
I was shocked actually.
It was like magic.
Everything she said would happen, happened.
I even felt good enough to complete my jog for the day.
Chiropractors are miracle workers people.
I'd literally be dead without one.
(ok, not literally, but, you get it.)