G.P. — My back had really been sore lately. Well, I really have a problematic back in the sense that if I lift heavy things, stay too long in one position, or just work while bending, I would get a really bad backache. Then my whole body would feel pretty tired.
Well, actually, it is just any and every position that I take, as long as I stay in one place for a long time, then my back, especially my spine, would hurt really bad. A nice massage or some rubbing would make my back feel good and undo the strain, but then the effects are only temporary.
I think that I would really need a good bed, something that contributes to the healing of the back while sleeping. I am aware that there are orthopedic beds, like the ones used by professional athletes, but I know they are very expensive. Somewhere I have read that they can cost between $10,000-$24,000!!! Imagine that. And that is because of the materials and technology used to produce it.
But when we went to SM the other day, we found that they are selling orthopedic beds. Well, they are already a bit pricey for the Filipino market, but I think it would be really nice for my back. And they offer it on installment for three months, as long as you have a credit card. I just imagine myself taking a really nice, hot shower before going to bed, then applying beauty products with Argan oil such as those from Nature Republic on my face, and relaxing my back on my really nice mattress. I can let myself sink into reverie, reminiscing the day’s events until I finally succumb to the call of slumber land. Sigh…If only I can afford that new mattress. hahaha And if only my kids would sleep straight without crying or sleep talking throughout the night so I that I will not be roused many times. Okay, I shall dream on.
Anyway, the different brands of foam mattresses that we saw at SM really look nice and I was tempted to get one right there and then (without minding that I still have other accounts to think of). It is just not something that we need right now. I think I will have to wait until our baby grows a bit older and is willing to part with us. Then maybe it is time to buy a new mattress.
You see, when I sleep at night, I would really stretch my back and it really feels good. But then my baby would roll towards me to latch (because I breastfeed). I have to adjust to her even if my body is bent or crouching. Then we would both sleep in that position. My baby is comfortable and I am not. When I wake up, I am all sore.
Oh well, I just comfort myself saying that this is all just temporary. hehe In maybe three years at most, I can sleep normally again. For now, I will just keep on enjoying my little girls.