My sister is a mule.
Wait. Let me tell the story another way.
My back went out this week, for the first time in my life. I’ve always had a strong, supple back, and in recent years I’ve been improving my posture through yoga.
But at the end of a yoga class this week, something shifted in my erector spinae, mid-back, just left of the spine. It knocked the wind out of me, but I was able to get up, put my shoes on and get to the car and drive home. The pain got worse and worse and I was low on people to call. Roger was out of town on business and my parents were on the other side of the state visiting my sister Sheri.
Tami to the rescue. I called my other sister in a “worried voice” (as her overhearing son described it) and she took care of everything. I was unable to think clearly through the pain, so she calmly contacted my doctor, who prescribed meds over the phone, thankfully. As I paced the floor like a land shark — only movement kept the pain somewhat at bay — she fetched the Vic.odin from the pharmacy. When she arrived with the goods I couldn’t get a double dose into my mouth fast enough.
Accompanying her were my nephew, Dominic (5), who handed me a bag of Mint Milanos, and his friend Kayah, who presented me with a giant get-well balloon.
The love and relief I felt was a perfect moment, matched only by the oblivion that kicked in an hour later. But what’s the fun in writing about being unconscious?
Tami then picked up my children at school and cared for them until bedtime, helping with homework, feeding and bathing them, returning them home and getting them in bed. By morning the next day, I was able to function again.
I’m counting my blessings today. And Tami is at the top of the list.
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