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Summer Begins

2013 May 16
by Becky

The rain is over, the sun is here. And it’s getting HOT.

I’m afraid summer is coming upon us sooner than expected. We’ve been spending as much time as possible outside exploring, playing in the water every day.

I’ve been dealing with a major pain in my butt.

No seriously, I have a massive pain in my left butt cheek that hasn’t subsided for over two months. I’m convinced it’s sciatica but it could be my lower discs getting worse. Whatever it is, it’s bad bad bad. I’ll be visiting an orthopedic doc tomorrow and have all my fingers crossed that something can be done. Being in pain while planting lettuce, picking up my kid, climbing around playgrounds, and just sitting in a chair is wearing on me. Fast.

**Update: So far I have tried stretching, strengthening exercises, and seen my chiropractor numerous times. She even says it’s time for the doc. But please keep the advice coming!!

Moving around or sitting in a crazy-lazy chair is what helps the most…sitting up straight or laying down is what causes excruciating pain (if I were working in an office I’d be in BIG trouble). 

So until I’m on the mend, I will be so grateful for super-fun-yet-not-painful afternoons relaxing in our back yard doing this:







Oh, and my favorite, “Stinker Face 2.0”. 

This kid is gonna be T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

He could play with water ALLLLLL day long, so putting the hose on the “Mist” setting helps keep the water usage  under control.

Ok, so not to be all complain-y, I’m really handling it just fine. But if anyone has experience dealing with sciatica issues, I’d love to hear about it. Unless, that is, your story involves someone telling you “There’s nothing you can do” or “Just wait it out”. I don’t want to hear those.

Let me just kid myself about there being a possible solution.

What are your favorite fun and relaxing back yard activities? 

6 Responses
  1. May 16, 2013

    I don’t have any solutions for you, but I’m so sorry you are in pain. Hope you get some answers soon. That stinks.

    During both pregnancies I was majorly sick, and as a result of violently vomiting (sorry for the grossness) I pulled muscles / injured ribs. I could sit on the couch on the third floor with this rounded bolster back, but nowhere else. Couldn’t lie down or get to standing from sitting. The transitioning is the worst.

    I feel your pain and hate it for you.
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    • Becky permalink*
      May 16, 2013

      I’ve heard this is a common thing during pregnancy!! I WISH that was my reason. At least I would have some hope of it going away! But I hate that you had to deal with that. Poor thing!

  2. May 17, 2013

    currently pregnant and loving the lower back/butt pain!

    i have a great osteopath (which are more common in the UK) think chiropractor meets massage therapist…

    anyway, what i thought was sciatica is actually sacral nerve pain – illio-sacral technically, which he is able to relieve with a gentle technique of ‘resetting’ my sacral joint. i don’t know how he does it, but it’s incredible!

    hope the doc is helpful!
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  3. Linda Johnson permalink
    May 17, 2013

    Becky, so sorry to hear about your sciatica pain. I wish I had some helpful advice so hope the doctor can help.

    Love the pic’s of Ethan playing with water. Yep, he’s his father’s son!! While Ethan cools off the grass is getting a good soaking.

  4. Kristan permalink
    May 17, 2013

    Absolutely, LOVE that pic of Ethan looking like he just sprayed himself in the face!!! I hope you get somewhere with your lower back pain soon. I have no solutions but I’m hoping you don’t need surgery. Take care!

  5. May 17, 2013

    Hate the pain, love the pictures.

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