Last week, I injured my back. It's not a new thing for me -- I have lots of back issues, including scoliosis, a separated pelvis during my second pregnancy, an SI joint that doesn't stay how it's supposed to, etc.
Usually, working out faithfully at Strength Class keeps my back healthy, but every couple of years it gets tweaked just the wrong way, resulting in excruciating pain. As in, worse-than-either-of-my-unmedicated-labors kind of pain.
So for the past week, I've been icing my lower back, going to the chiropractor, etc. I am slowly seeing some improvement, but the thought of those upcoming flights to India fills me with dread. And even more -- the thought that I might not be able to pick up or carry Kavya? That is my worst fear.
In the midst of it, Peter has been wonderful, taking on many extra "mom" duties. And family and friends have pitched in and brought meals, or stayed with me in case I got "stuck" again and couldn't move. I've been so, so grateful for them.
But that travel deadline (the one we are SO looking forward to!) is looming large for me. Would you please pray for me? Please pray that my back would be healed, and that I will be able to tolerate the flights, and hold my daughter.