I am sad to say…

… I won’t be cooking for a few days. I hurt my back while bowling a couple of weeks ago and have been hobbling around but still able to do most things (just a bit slower). Unfortunately, while changing the sheets on my son’s bed on Friday afternoon, I threw my lower back (SI joint) out. I have been in severe pain since then and have very little mobility. Thankfully, I have an appointment tomorrow to see if I can get some relief. A BIG HUGE THANK YOU to my amazing husband and children who have been so helpful and patient with me during this time.

I hope to be back to cooking very soon.

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  1. My mom hurt her back recently too. It’s a lot of agony!

    I hope you are back to cooking soon.

  2. Feel better soon! I have a bad back too. Best symptomatic relief for me is electric stimulation, one pad on the spine, one on the hip. It’s only temporary but lord it feels good to have temporary relief.

  3. Hope you are feeling better soon…back problems are the worst. You need to rest and give it time, even though that’s hard to do (especially with children). We look forward to your next posts. We will pray for you.

  4. Oh, I know exactly how you feel! I have had SI joint issues for years – it can be so debilitating and painful! The only thing that ever helps me is many trips to the chiro and being VERY alert to my body. Any little twinges of discomfort and I stop what I am doing immediatly and rest. I hope you are able to get the relief you need.

  5. I’m so sorry for your injury, Pam.. Hope that you’ll feel better before long..It’s really nice that you at least have some help at home 🙂 Will pray that you’ll be pain free and back to blogging in no time! Lots of hugs!

  6. I sure hope you’re better soon Pam, I was operated on for a ruptured disc yrs ago so know what back pain is. Get well soon!! Don

  7. I hope that you will feel better real soon! take care =)

  8. Hope you getting better soon!!
    May God bless you!
    Take good care!

  9. Oh, Pam… I hope you start feeling better soon! I have had back issues before, so I can totally sympathize. Take care of you!!!

  10. Kim in MD says:

    Ouch…that sounds very painful! I feel so bad for you, and as a Mom, I know how hard it is to rest and let your family take care of you. Good luck at your doctor appt. today. Get well soon, Pam!

  11. Oh, Pam! That sounds awful. Praying you will have a much faster than anticipated recovery. Hopefully the doctor will be able to help!

  12. Back pains are not fun, hope you get better soon. Take care.

  13. I hope you feel better soon, I know all about back pain and it is not fun at all.

  14. Oh no…hope you’re feeling better soon! Back pain on top of the flu is NEVER fun.

  15. Carolyn S says:

    Hope you get better soon! Back pain is no fun!!!

  16. I just found your blog, and I was waiting for your next post, anyways will be looking forward to your new recipes, and I hope you’ll get better soon!

  17. I hope you feel better soon!

  18. you poor thing! i actually hurt my back last nov and it’s so lousy! i’m wishing you a quick recovery with hopefully some good pain meds 🙂

  19. bad news, pam–so sorry! i hope you’re as good as new soon.

  20. So sorry to hear that! I wish we could cook someone for you! Take good care of yourself.

  21. There aren’t mant things worst than back pain – get well soon

  22. Oh dear Pam!!! Get better soon!!!

  23. I hope it isn’t a herniated disc like I had 3 years back. I wasn’t even bowling; I just bent the wrong way. You have my deepest sympathy!

  24. The heck with cooking. I just hope you get relief and are back on your feet soon. Back pain is the worst. Good thoughts coming your way.

  25. feel better! see a chiropractor who does the ABC’s (advanced biostructual correction!) they will have you up and inlign in no time!
    thinking of you! XO

  26. Hope you’re feeling better soon. 🙂

  27. Girl I am SO SO SO sorry! I hope you get it checked out and fixed up soon!

  28. Wow! I’m cringing just thinking about this. I’m so sorry! REST! Hope you get relief tomorrow.

  29. Margaret R says:

    I told my hubs that making the bed was not good for your health. I did the same thing putting clean sheets on our bed just before Christmas. Hope you feel better soon.

  30. Oh no, that stinks!! I hope you heal quickly, sending lots of good vibes your way.

  31. Oh no. Nothing worse than backpain, because your mind and the rest of your body wants to do stuff, but every single think involves your back. Get well!

  32. Feel better soon… ((hugs))

  33. I really hope you feel better soon! Until then I will be missing your posts. I look forward to it every day!!

  34. Pam,
    Feel better soon!!

  35. D Phillips says:

    Wishing you a complete recovery. You will be missed. When I injured mine, I did physical therapy since I was terrified of hurting it again.

  36. Pam, just found your site and love it! Hope you are on the mend, take your time, rest and feel better.
    I can relate as I like many before me done the same and had 2 surgeries – getting the right treatment, therapy and or advice can be tricky to say the least.
    I have been blessed with my outcomes but till this day , watch all I do, get soar and struggle and have bad days but they dont outweigh the good ones!!!
    Here is to better days ahead for you – Best wishes

  37. from a regular surfer around here says:

    I just wanted to say that I hope you will soon be feeling better! Thanks so much for your blog. My family and I have been enjoying cooking many things that you post. I hope you are feeling better real soon 🙂

  38. I’m so sorry!! Hope you are on the mend soon! Back problems are the worst…I’m put out at least once a year with lower lumbar issues. On a different note, I’m obsessed with your roasted veggie minestrone and am featuring it today as a “warm-you-up” recipe! Love your site.

  39. Pam: I hope you’ll feel better soon! I know how difficult it is to injure the back area. I’ve gone to see a couple of Acupuncturist in the past and they have helped tremendously. Anyway, get well and take care!

  40. Christine K says:

    Get well soon, Pam!

  41. This is exactly what I was looking for today!!!!! I am brainstorming ideas for my sister’s upcoming baby shower and your post just made my night! Thank you!!!!