"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
— L.M. Montgomery

Monday, August 29, 2011

Slowed Down

All day Friday Aaron cut down the tree, he got it almost all down, just some of the trunk left. Saturday morning he bent over and threw his back out. It was bad enough that he went to bed, was having a hard time breathing and needed some pain meds. It takes a LOT of knock Aaron down. 
We found a chiropractor who would see him Saturday evening (only off until Wed, and there was no way he could respond to a call in that shape) and discovered his back has got some major problems (spine looks like an S going more towards the right), all coming from his neck and most likely his accident in April 2007. The chiro addressed the cause of pain (vertabra right in between his shoulder blades was out to the left) so that he was not in as much pain, then gave him a detailed plan to get the source of the problem taken care of. It will be 6-7 weeks of once a week visits to make sure the neck stays where it needs to be, basically retraining his muscles. Then just every 6-8 weeks to help keep things maintained.

So, for right now, Aaron is taking a break from heavy work, so that he will be able to keep doing it once his back is back to normal! We are thankful that it's a problem that can be addressed with non-invasive treatment and that we discovered how bad it was, before he needed something major like back surgery.

Please pray for speed healing and that he doesn't go too crazy, since this is the man who has a hard time sitting still and is always working on SOMETHING!

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