May 24, 2012

My Slipped Disc and Why I Have Been MIA Lately

I haven't been posting a lot lately - except for big giveaways for my readers. Not as much as I used to, anyway. And it's not just because of my transcription work. It's because of my back pain. Last week, I had undergone an MRI and it turn out I have slipped disc. Slipped disc is the condition of the spine where the disc between the bones rupture and the protective gel leaks out and protrude or bulges to the connective tissues. The doctor told me to take a lot of rest and to refrain from heavy lifting and sudden movements or other movements that would worsen my condition. I need to wear sacro lumbar braces whenever I'm sitting down in front of the computer for support and to hold my posture. 

So right now, I can't do much housework. I can do some laundry but I have to be standing up. It's a good thing I have my good old washing machine. Even washing the dishes is becoming an ordeal. My house is becoming a mess. I can't use the broom for sweeping the floors because that would mean I had to bend over. And bending over is painful. I wish I have miele home vacuum cleaners, the upright ones that can be used on smooth floors. I don't know how heavy they are but that I know that would help me a lot to at least clean the house. Plus I know my young men will have fun with it, as they always do on everything inside the house. I am finding ways to reorganize my house and my life in light of this new development. 

It's a good thing that school's out. I cannot imagine my day on school's opening day. I have two kids who'll be going to school. I decided that Simon will have to wait a little longer to go to formal school given my situation and given the new K12 system and given that he's just three. I am going to homeschool him for now. 

So in case, my mommy friends, you're wondering why I have been missing in action in memes and everything else except giveaways, this is the answer. I cannot stay long sitting down on the computer and the time I have to spend on it would have to be for work. Once the volume of work has dwindled, I'll be going back to the blogosphere and will be visiting each one of you back. So be patient for me, OK, guys? 

On a brighter note, now, more than ever, I am grateful that I have an online work and I have my blogs. Given this situation, I know I'd be so lost if I didn't have both, if I have an 8 to 5 job instead. God works in mysterious ways, don't you think? Have a great week, everyone! Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Yes,The slip disk pain is definitely very painful and unbearable.So I wish to God for your quick recovery and want to read you again.

  2. I hope you are feeling better now sis, ingat lagi!

  3. What kind of treatment can be given for slipped disc other than operation. If anybody has any personal experience pls. can you share.Thanks in advance..


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