My husband has had a bad back for many years. Nothing serious, that we know of. It just freezes up on him now and then, causing a day or two of discomfort.
This week, he bent over to pick something up, pain shot through his back, and he hit the floor. And it took a long time for him to get up. And he went down again…
This was bad. This wasn’t the usual discomfort. This was intense pain.
The other piece to this puzzle; a vacation is scheduled for the weekend.
Timing could not be worse.
I was convinced we would have to cancel our vacation. I am still not truly convinced we should go. But 3 days, our 5th chiropractor appointment is today, and he can walk. The doctor believes he can have him ready for the weekend. I am holding out hope.
It feels like a miracle he is walking this well given he could barely move before.
My stress level is off the charts. Catering to his needs, kids and pets. The stress of his pain. The stress of the trip, and whether we should cancel. If we go, and this happens again, out of state, then what? If we cancel, the disappointment we will all feel. If we go, I need to get packed and get the house ready for our departure.
Today is decision day. We need to decide today, because canceling later than today will result in fees.
My husband will want to make the trip so as not to disappoint us. I just want to be sure it is a good choice and he is healed enough.
The scary part is his back hurts so randomly, from seemingly simple motion. It doesn’t have to be heavy lifting, or strenuous activity. This could happen again at any time.
I am so stressed.