Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Una Poesia en Spanglish

An Ode to Dolores
(una poesia en Spanglish)

I bent over. I said ouch.
Ever since I’m on the couch.
Dolor intenso,
Incómodo inmenso,
Turning me into a grouch.

Over a week. WAY too long,
For this pain to be so strong.
Espero sanar,
Salud ganar
“Back” to where I belong.

[Warning: This is what happens when creativity collides with pain-induced sleep deprivation]

In the process I'm gathering quite a collection of band-aids from localized injections of anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medication. SOOOOOO thankful we found a really great chiropractor in town (chiropractors are very unusual here). Praying for a much lower level of pain so sleep is possible (none last night).

I think maybe trying to keep up with the regular schedule this past week wasn't the best idea. Too many two-or-more-hours-sitting-in-very-uncomfortable-chairs for different classes and church activities plus a 5-hour-sit-down-session yesterday with our co-workers and a couple in the church = EXTREME PAIN. I'm trying to be good and remain prone; not too hard since sitting in any position isn't really an option, and standing is only comfortable for about, oh, maybe five seconds.

A lifetime of back problems due to scoliosis didn't really prepare me for such intense and prolonged pain. Definitely going to find out how to strengthen my back (after it's better, of course) because I NEVER, EVER, EVER want to go through anything like this again. I sure appreciate all those who have been praying for me! Keep it up, por favor!


Jen T said...

Hey Kim - Nothing like back pain! A chiro saved mine, so I know how you feel. Take it easy & I love your blog!! Beautiful countryside. JenT

Betty said...

Sounds like your pain is not subsiding much. I do so hope and pray that it will soon! I´m sorry you have had such a hard time and wish you well!

Mari said...

I'm so glad you have a chiropractor! Praying for a good night of sleep tonight.

The Bug said...

Ouch! That sounds terrible. My dad started doing back strengthening exercises years ago when he was having trouble - he was a UPS driver so he really couldn't afford to have back pain.

On the plus side I LOVE the poem!

skoots1mom said...

having endured over 20 years of back issues due to old gymnastics injuries and degeneration of discs and vertabrae...I'm especially praying for you and your chiropractor to get your back settled. I can't live without ice packs...and adjustments. I'm sooooo thankful for my chiropractor.
Continuing to pray you up, up, up.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Was praying for you just this morning.

I hope you find some relief or some really good pain med very soon!