So...I almost broke my back doing something really, really, normal. Sitting. Yup, sitting. My art chair completely failed under me and down I went with my littlest girl in tow. Ben took me to the ER since it seemed I was going into shock. The pain was awful and even I was concerned that there might be more damage than what could be seen. After some drugs, x-rays, and a script for rest, I was sent home.
I expected bruising, deformities, something. Nothing is showing up on my back. Man, if I could paint the pain, it would be very colorful! I'm taking it easy and doing minimal art while healing.
With that said, I am pleased to tell all of you that I'm doing some work for a group I am passionate about. ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) is gearing up for April as Cesarean Awareness Month. This group has fought hard for mothers and babies to prevent unnecessary cesareans and to advocate vaginal birth after cesareans (vbac). I am a mother of four beautiful kids. My first child was born via cesarean and the subsequent three births were vbacs. I am passionate about women finding out their choices, knowing the risks, and making informed decisions. Here is the painting in progress. Someone lucky will go home with this!