Okay, it's official. I need to live in a bubble until the baby arrives. I just threw out my back. I feel so down in the dumps, after all I've been dealing with already and now this? I just wasn't thinking... My cat was throwing up on the carpet and I ran to pick him up and put him on the hardwood kitchen floor. He started projectile vomiting while I was running with him held out in front of me and it startled me so I tried letting him down quickly but gently. I ended up in a semi-squat bend-forward and totally screwed up my lower back. I've never felt back pain like this before; it's excruciating. I was shaking in shock for a good half hour and freaking out. I can't sit up or barely move in general! How the heck am I supposed to do anything while in this state?! I really hope and pray this is just a really temporary injury and I didn't do any lasting damage. I left a voicemail for my chiropractor. I hope she can see me first thing tomorrow and that my husband can drive me!
Has anybody else done anything like this while pregnant? Was it temporary? Any danger to the baby? My midwife told me as long as I'm not cramping and it's just a back injury, the baby should be fine and I'll be okay to wait until I see the chiropractor. I'm using ice in the meantime. I would give anything to take a bunch of anti-inflammatory painkillers right now but I'm stuck with extra strength Tylenol that's barely touching the pain. I just feel like screaming! I hate being a pity party and asking, "Why me?" for anything that I'm ever faced with. But my bad luck during pregnancy is getting out of hand and I'm at my wits end!
I need a hug.