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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Man down.

Happy 4th of July! I am blogging from my couch, half laying down, with pillows rolled up under my knees and my back ever so slightly propped up on a pillow. No fireworks for this girl this year. I somehow hurt my back/neck a few days ago (I have no idea how), more like 4 or 5 days ago, and have been hurtin' since. I thought I could knock it out with some tiger balm, ice hot patches and ibuprofen. Fail. It has only gotten worse and I have pain shooting from my back down my left arm to my digits. I called a chiropractor a few days ago, who recommended getting a massage and icing it. Today was the first day that I was slightly less sore, so I scheduled an appointment at the massage place (who knew they'd be open today?). It was excruciating (not her fault).

I had to cancel all my 4th of July plans due to the this back issue. Feeling sorry for myself, I made myself a nice supper. I would have taken a picture but I woofed it down too quickly. I fried/baked some sundried tomato garlic polenta, then made a nice tomato topping out of a can of unsalted diced tomatoes (drained), chopped onion, fresh basil leaves and a few garlic cloves (all simmered together in a pot on low). A delicious, gluten-free, light supper made on a whim with a bunch of randoms in the fridge/cupboard.

In my food coma, I forgot to bolus before I ate. Crap. Polenta has a lot of carb, especially as much as I ate, plus all the the tomatoes...

I'm going to have to really hit the pavement once this back pain is gone. For the last 4 days, all I've done is lay on the couch, only getting up to cook/eat and go to the bathroom. Which means all calories I'm eating... none of them are getting burned off.

Tonight my plans are to continue laying here (I'm so bored I could scream), watch the New Girl marathon on Fox, and hang out with the dog, who is currently sitting on the couch next to me staring at me. She's good company.

In reality, being stuck indoors this week is not a terrible thing. The heat index has been over 100 all week (today is 107). Sooo hot and gross and humid. Minnesota is the state of extreme weather. Want 50 below zero temperatures (before wind chill) in the winter? We got it. Want 100 degree temps, with high humidity? NO PROBLEM. Lord, someone please remind me why I live here...

Hope everyone is having a great 4th right now! Get out and enjoy the fireworks.


  1. So sorry that you are down with your back..Prayers for a speedy recovery!

  2. Hope you feel better soon!!!
    Also, I can relate to the horrible extreme weather. I live in Manitoba just a little north of MN and we get it all too. Why DO we live here???