I may be a young adult, but I guess that doesn't stop my body from acting 30-40 years older than it should. This is not the first time I've thrown out my back, but this is probably the one time I will openly admit that it was all my fault.
So here's the story:
I was picking up a briefcase sized safe in order to put some stuff in it and for some reason I didn't adjust to compensate for the weight. Did I really think that a SAFE wouldn't be heavy? When I had it off the ground, I immediately felt my back spasm a little. No big deal, it's happened before. I can deal with this.
Well that day my friends and I decided to go to the fair. Again, walking around is not a big deal when my back is sore. Unfortunately, I was hanging out with my friends who have utterly gorgeous kids whom I love with my whole heart. Throwing caution to the wind, I would pick those kids up, throw them around, run with them and have a grand old time. My back did not forgive me and two days later I am still not okay.
Here are some things that come to mind when my back is not working for me:
Moral of the story: lift with your knees and don't aggravate your already existing ailments. You'll probably regret it later. I mean, I don't but you probably will.
Don't feel sorry for me. I brought this upon myself. But if you want to pray for me, I wouldn't say no. The Lord needs to heal me of my blatant disregard for my health and safety.