On February 25, 2019, while visiting friends on their boat in Florida, I took a step back without realizing it was a step down to their sleeping quarters. I lost my balance and ended up falling backwards 3 or 4 steps (seemed like forever).
At first I thought I’d simply bruised my back, and initial X-rays showed no broken hip or back; however, the pain did not let up. After seeing 4 different doctors, taking a variety of pain pills, and going two months with no relief, I contacted the surgeon who performed back surgery June 2016. She had me get a CT Scan and additional (more extensive) X-rays, and once I was back in Michigan, she had me get an MRI. The result was that I did break my back. I had a compression fracture of the L3.
For 12 weeks I was in a brace. As cumbersome and often uncomfortable as that was, it took away the pain and I was once again able to sit (at least for short periods of time) at my computer. The fracture has healed and I no longer need the brace, but I do need to strengthen my back muscles. I’ve resumed work on the 4th book in my P.J. Benson series and am once again thinking about blogging. Maybe not once a week (until my back is stronger), but at least once a month.
So, I’m Coming Back. Look for a blog in September and a contest. I need a title for this 4th book and a name for P.J.’s baby. So, start thinking of ideas. There will be prizes.