Monday, December 15, 2008

A tree, a TV, back pain, and super David to the rescue!

I write this from David's couch, where I have been sidelined with a herniated disk in my lower back. Back pain is not fun! I have new appreciation for what my mom and so many other people with chronic back pain experience every day, and I don't know how they do it! Not being able to move is both scary and extremely frustrating. Luckily for me, with rest, physical therapy, and the temporary help of narcotic painkillers and muscle relaxers, I should recover just fine. (I thought I would write this before I take another dose of pain medication, which really fogs up my brain.)

Despite the injury, we had a nice weekend that was full of Christmas spirit. First, we got a new TV...merry Christmas to us! We were finished shopping for our friends and family, and so we decided to get ourselves something new too. We went to Best Buy and got a 52" Samsung LCD TV. It is beautiful, and David will pick it up on Tuesday. Though I have to admit that I never used to be a technology kind of gal, I am really excited for our new TV. We plan to watch Dark Knight once it is installed, which was one of my Christmas presents to David.

Also, though the TV would not fit underneath it, we got our Christmas tree. And by we...I mean poor David, who singlehandedly cut it down, dragged it down a snow covered hill, brought it up to the apartment, and put it up.
At least I was able to help decorate a little bit! The tree has really brought the Christmas season into the apartment. (I will post pictures later when I find the charger to my camera battery.) We picked a really big tree this year, and it completely fills the room that normally holds David's poker table and chairs. I love it!

Coming soon in January 2009: Chochobo's Cranberry Winter Ale! I helped David brew beer this weekend (well, I added things to the pot anyway...again, couldn't really help as much as I had planned to because I can't lift anything)...I am excited to try it!

If you get one thing from reading this entry, you should realize, as I did, that David really was super this weekend. He made me dinner and tea, played games with me, ignored the fact that I slept through the movie we were watching, cheered on my Steelers against those thugs from Baltimore, convinced me to e-mail my boss to ask to work from home until I could move again, made me take my medicine when I was being stubborn...and so on and so forth. I am one lucky lady, and when I get back to normal, I will have to do something extra special for him!


jane said...

Oh no! Herniated disks are no fun. I hope you feel better soon. You need traction.

Sarah said...

Thanks Jane! I will be starting PT after break to learn some exercises to do at home. Right now I am resting until I feel well enough to drive back to Philadelphia. See you soon! Enjoy the holidays in WV until then :)

Lauren said...

Feel better soon -- and I'm glad your fiance is such a great guy!! :-)