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A Shower Shouldn’t Have to Feel Like Such a Luxury

I hadn’t showered since Sunday night either, because we live in an older house (1948 build) and currently the only fully functioning bathroom is on the second story. I didn’t have the strength, and I was in too much pain, to climb the stairs.

This morning I woke up feeling much better. My pain was down from a 7/10 to a 3/10 and I was able to feed the dog and everything, so I decided that a shower should definitely happen.

It’s hard to put into words how good that shower felt.

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Fall 9 Times, Get Up 10, Right?

I dared to get up off of the couch. I turned ‘just so’ as I did and that was it. The left side of my back went into a full on “What the cuss?!?” Spasm. My mouth did other things, said other, more colorful things. I knew that moving too far or too quickly just became not even kind of an option. So, I turned on my heating pad (which was thankfully right next to me) and laid down. Laying down is where I’ve stayed.

Today sucks.

But it’s not the end of the world. This mental slump I’m in? I’ll get out of it by tomorrow morning, probably. Here’s my pledge to anyone reading this, any friend or follower or client and even to myself:

What the Hell am I doing here?

I am not the creator of this mug, it was a gift from a friend. If you decide you must have this mug, you can find it by clicking here.

I am the creator of this blog although I have little idea what exactly that means yet. Roughly, I want to share my thoughts on living with chronic pain or a chronic illness (in my case, Degenerative Disc Disease) while (and in part thanks to) building a successful home-based business.