Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cautiously Optimistic

 First of all, thank you all for your support and encouragement with the pain I talked about in my last post (found here). As the week has gone on, I've been feeling better and better and have had many hours at a time pain and headache free (3 good days in a row!). I honestly cannot tell you the last time I've been consistently pain/headache free. It's incredible. This weekend, I've been telling Nick when I'm experiencing no pain so he can celebrate it with me. He's seen me in SO many bad days, it's been great for him to see me enjoying a more carefree life again. Thank the Lord for answered prayers! I'm still taking one day at a time and I've read some people can react well to medicine and it may change down the road, but I'm SO thankful for my progress right now.

The side effects from Cymbalta have pretty much all subsided now, so I'm just taking one day at a time, still using my heat pad twice a day, being aware of my posture, and asking for massages from Nick when the muscles start to cramp up (isn't he wonderful?!). I'm hoping it stays that way once I go to work tomorrow. I seem to struggle the most at work when I'm sitting at a desk all day, typing and on the phone, so my prayer tonight is that I will continue being pain free at work this week.

Nick and I had the day off on Friday to enjoy the opening day for the Texas Rangers! It was a hot day (over 90), but thankfully our seats were in the shade (since they were the second to last row from the top - ha!). It was wonderful and like I said, my pain was way down, so we both enjoyed the day!

The Rangers' Ballpark behind us. We still need to get Nick a Rangers shirt ;) (but of course still love our Cubbies!)

The beautiful sunny ballpark - home of the 2010 World Series!! For those of you who didn't follow it last year, the Rangers were American League Champions and lost to the Giants in the World Series.

MercyMe singing the national anthem. Turns out they're from this area!

Soaking up some much needed sunshine and enjoying the view. The game was a bit hard to follow this far away, but it was great to be there!

 Watch for this post coming soon: chocolate cupcakes with homemade vanilla buttercream frosting. Seriously amazing and surprisingly easy!!!



Janice L said...

Glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better, Marissa.

Marissa said...

Thank you, Janice! I appreciate it.

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