Well. I've been taken down by my back hard enough to 1.) actually admit it, 2.) stop doing stuff, and 3.) ask for a bit of prayer from you all!
I've apparently herniated or ruptured a disc (a gel-like thing in between our spine bones) in my upper back, between my shoulder blades. It apparently has pinched a nerve that runs down my left arm, making that arm pretty useless and quite painful.
This happened 3 weeks ago, in a ow-it-hurts-but-I-can-still-do-a-thing-or-two way. Then it started feeling better. So much better that I started doing more than a thing or two.
A few days ago, it came back with a little crunch (pop-pop?) as I stretched Thursday morning, and this time, with vengeance. I can't do a thing or two even if I want (except write you quickly, this Sunday afternoon).
Everything hurts, without exaggeration. Sleep is accepted in small dozes, whenever I've passed out enough to not notice the pain.
So, there we have it. And now, a little pity party, would you please? A pity party with a bit prayer. There's just nothing just, pure, lovely about this….sorry to be so glum!