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Lil Z - Pinched nerve and a 2016 Goal Update

February 5th, 2016 at 08:52 pm

Ouch- I somehow pinched a nerve in my back last weekend. I think it was the combo of sleeping in a new bed (at the vacation rental) and on a different pillow. I broke down today and went to the Dr. This isn't the first time I have had a pinched nerve- so I am familiar with how to nurse it, and just as I suspected, the Dr agreed with my current strategy of ice, heat, meds and practicing the physical therapy exercises...and said if it still hurts in two weeks to let him know and he will order an MRI.

Nerve pain just sucks. It makes places hurt that really aren't hurting and causes muscle spasms that can drop you to your knees..this one is in my upper back/shoulder and its causing my whole arm and wrist to ache....two more weeks. (yippee)

It is annual bonus time at my job. We have the opportunity to leave the bonus in an account that pays 2%- which I would love to do. But because we owe on the remodel and I am paying 7% on that loan, I will apply the bonus towards that debt. (A 2016 goal is to pay that debt down or completely off, depending on the hubs work schedule) Right now, it looks like we will be able to pay the full $24.5k off this year.(yay)- It is already under $20k. And THAT gets us a giant step closer to our 5 year goal!

This is also pay raise time. I received a 4.5% raise. I had already upped my 401k 3% this year. We are checking to see if the hub can up his- he may have missed the deadline. If he is not able to, I will up my Roth contribution another 2%.

Some of you may remember little Z from my older blogs- our little foster boy that lived with my daughter from 4 months until he was 3. Well, he is in town this week and has spent the week with DD2. I get to see him tomorrow!!! This is the 3rd time DD2 has seen him since he left 2 years ago. It will be great to see him, he has grown so much!!

9 Responses to “Lil Z - Pinched nerve and a 2016 Goal Update”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    I remember you blogging about Z and the heartbreak when he was removed from your daughter's home. Frown I am so happy to hear that you all still get to see him on occasion.

  2. nhgirl1970 Says:

    I remember Z, so glad you get to continue a relationship with him.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    "Yuck" to the nerve pain. But that is great about Z!

  4. mjrube94 Says:

    Wow, 4.5% is great! Congrats! Enjoy the visit with Z!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Ouch! to the nerve pain. Frown
    That's so good you get to see little Z again!

  6. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Ouch to nerve pain. And Aww and Wow. I'm so happy to hear that he gets to visit your daughter and how is he doing? Did he go back to his parents? What happened?

  7. Ima saver Says:

    Glad you get to see little Z. Hope you feel better real soon!

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you everyone!
    livingalmostlarge - He transitioned back to his mom, who is still struggling with bad choices. She has three children, (Z is her middle child) and leaves them often with her mom. She is considering moving back here, and while I would welcome the oppy to see Z more often- I worry she would get right back into the drug scene with her old friends.

  9. Looking Forward Says:

    Awww... Little Z!
    I'm so happy you and DD2 still see him!

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