Monday, May 30, 2005

Oh my aching back!

I've been quiet these past weeks--for almost two months now. I hurt my back. A week before Holy Week, the pain started on my lower back. I didn't mind it then. But when two weeks passed by and the pain was still there, and worse, it was getting hard for me to sit and stand (I was like an old lady holding my hip), I knew it was something different.

I went to see my sister's best friend, a physiatrist at St. Luke's. I was diagnosed to have sciatica. A disc on my back is pressing on the sciatic nerve, causing pain and tingling and numbness. I was put on meds and had to undergo 18 sessions of physical therapy. I praise God that He heard our prayers and surgery is no longer an option. I'm still on meds (and dazed!) but am hoping to be fully well soon.

One thing I learned: We should take care of our bodies. Go ahead, take a break. Rest and be quiet.

BOOK OF THE WEEK: This week I'm reading Rich Kid Smart Kid by Robert Kiyosaki. Basically he's just repeating what he has said in his previous books like Rich Dad Poor Dad, that working hard as an employee won't make anyone rich. It's quite practical though as he gives parents tips on how to teach their children these financial lessons from age nine onwards.

VERSE OF THE WEEK: Blessed is the man [whose]...delight is in the law of the Lord...He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. (Psalm 1:1-3)