Oohhhh.......the sciatica is back. It's been back, it reared its ugly head right before vacation in July and I've been dealing with it ever since. I don't know what's caused this flare-up, but I just want it to go away! I've had two courses of medication, pain meds and I start physical therapy next week. At one point it hurt to cough, laugh, sit in a hard chair....and pretty much made household tasks like bringing laundry down to the basement or giving a toddler a bath nearly impossible.
I'm stubborn, though. I push myself too far sometimes and I pay for it. Such as I did this weekend....instead of asking for help I moved stuff around and I paid for it. I found myself on Labor Day at home, needing to take it easy. So when Sean went down for his nap, I got out some books for Will and I, and some knitting.
After five or so books, Will and I were tired of reading. And I was feeling so sleepy, so I suggested that we hang out in Mom and Dad's room, watching tv. Will had other ideas, and said that he was going to take care of his Mom. He brushed my hair, and then said "I'm going to go and get you a snack Mama. And while I'm at it, I'm going to get me a snack too." He brought back two packs of Gummy Snacks, and when we finished those he threw the trash away, and said "Now I'm going to get our second snack." He brought back Trix Cereal that he had poured himself into little snack bowls, each complete with a spoon. No mess in the kitchen either! I had forgotten just how good Trix tastes. After that, he gave me stuffed animals, covered me with a blanket and rubbed my back while singing a lullaby. I didn't fall asleep, I just basked in the glow of my older son pampering me. He is going to make some girl SO lucky someday!