Well as some of you may know, I have injured my back. At hockey on Monday night, I felt something very sharp on the lower left hand side of my back (after I got the first goal of the game.....yep, I'm proud). I tried to skate off to no avail, so I pulled myself with my stick to the door, where the referee let me out. None of my players had any idea what was going on at this point. I got out, and fell face first on the concrete *safely though, with all of my equipment to protect me*. There I lay with 4 minutes left to play in the game. Crying. Hard. On the concrete. On my belly. After the game, people came to see why this strange woman was laying face first on the floor and helped me to my side. Unfortunately for me, the arena's protocol is that if you can't get up unaided they have to call an ambulance. So, to my dismay, I took my first ride in an ambulance in 30 years. Off to emerg I go, begging the paramedics to cover my face with the sheet so nobody would know it was me. *they didn't think I was funny by the way*. At the hospital I was told that it was likely a pulled muscle, they gave me a shot of something in my upper arm muscle and said hold off for a bit, then try to get up and you can head home.
After about 3 hours of trying to get up, and not making it more than a couple of inches, I gave it my all, and VOILA, pass out on the bed. I totally told her I'd pass out. Yep, score one for me. So, at this point they reassessed the situation and decided that I needed to be hooked up to IV to fill me up with morphine. Morphine, Tylenol 3's, Cyclo something, and Keto something, and I STILL was in pain. Next up MRI. This is where they found that it was not actually a pulled muscle, it was however, a disc protrusion in my lower back. So, here I lay, in my bed, with my laptop, and my dogs, and my kids, writing this blog post.
I truly can't thank you enough to those of you that I've had to cancel or re-schedule this week. Believe me when I say I'd much rather be shooting, then laying here, on my back, in my bed.........
So with that, I thought I'd leave you with a picture, cause what's a photography blog without a picture right?....... Now many of you would look at this and think it's blurry, out of focus and not worth keeping. I on the other hand, feel that it captures my dog's energy more than I would ever be able to describe in words.
- ▼ October (11)