Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sometimes The Things We Do Come Back to Bite Us In The Proverbial Derriere.... In The Form Of Lower Back Pain

I'm sure that the minions of my loyal followers are anxiously awaiting news of my whereabouts since going MIA a week or so ago. The explanation certainly lacks of any excitement whatsoever. Again, my back has made me behave like the good girl I am not. I'm only allowed to sit in the chair at the computer two to three times per day, fifteen minutes each time, before I have to get up and do something else. Preferably, to lie down. Right. In a perfect world, maybe.



I have a life that doesn't allow sitting back on one's haunches, so to speak. I've never been idle or sedentary and I would surely go insane if told I couldn't live the way I want to. That is simply not happening. I would rather go ahead and die than succumb to a life of being bedridden or in a wheelchair. I'm dead serious about this one thing. It all ties in with my biggest phobia.... claustrophobia. Honestly, I would rather walk a tightrope across the Grand Canyon than lie motionless in a bed for the rest of my life.


I completely freak out if I am restrained in any way. At. All. So, I normally try to be careful so as to avoid permanent back damage. Like I said... normally. But, I'm pretty sure my regular readers know that I am anything but normal. I know. I don't even try anymore. What you see is what you're stuck with, baby! Get over that right here and now.



I've been trying to determine which *incident* (if any at all) is responsible for my excruciating back pain. I'm still having a bit of trouble in the upper shoulder/neck area, which causes me to have numbness in my left arm (right side). However, now I've somehow developed some lower lumbar EP (Excruciating Pain). I'd hate to think it's fallout from The Cartwheel Incident.



Was it when I dragged the full trash container from the outside patio to the alley, to be emptied into the dumpster? Surely not! I'm still young. I can still do......... stuff. Well, in my own mind anyway.



Could it have been when I dragged a 4 gallon watering can to the front porch to water the parched plants? How the hell could that be? I'm still young, right? The fact is, I could use the water hose from the front to do this, but I would have to stick my hand down into some spidery looking ivy, to turn it on. So, I deemed it more suitable to carry a huge, heavy watering can through the house, to the front porch. You know. Because I'm so good at figuring things like this out. Things like avoidance of spiders, snakes, wasps, bees, and fire ants. Among other assorted and creepy bugs and animals.



Surely it could not have been when I re-potted a huge tropical plant by myself. I've been doing that for years. I also dragged the pot to the edge of the sidewalk so it could get more sun, but that didn't hurt. Not even when it got stuck in a crack on the sidewalk, which forced me to pull harder. So much so that I nearly fell down. No way! That can't be it.



I'm not a good enough golfer to have hurt myself while playing. Oh. Wait. Actually, I am a bad enough golfer to hurt myself. Repeatedly. However, I just don't think that was it. I would have, undoubtedly, felt some sort of gut-wrenching back pain, right? Aside from the pain that ran from my shoulder to my fingertips and back, when I missed the ball and hit the ground. Time after time. Over and over. I thought those don't count. Apparently, they count somewhere. Like in an unannounced location somewhere on your body, soon to be revealed . Uh-Huh.

Anyway, the doctor has the upper hand this time. He has threatened me with being bed ridden for the rest of my life. He doesn't fight fair. He knows that's the one threat that will keep me being the good girl that I'm not. At least until I'm better. This really bites the big one.

So, I won't be posting as often as usual for a while. I think I'd prefer to spend my 45 minutes per day reading everyone's blogs and commenting. I also won't be cooking, cleaning or doing laundry, so it can't be all that bad, huh?

19 comments:

elizasmom said...

Oh, dear! I hate those sneak injuries, where you're not sure exactly how you did it but you're in pain anyway.

I hope you feel better very soon!

brneyedgal967 said...

Sounds like you need a laptop! Bed - laptop - drink... you should be fine.

Hope you get to feeling better soon! Is there nothing else they can do for you? Chiropractor? Physical Therapy - massage? Anything?

Pam said...

Laptop, that's the ticket. What are we, your loyal readers to do without our regular dose of SP? Take care of yourself and listen to the doc! Hope you're up and posting soon.

asthmagirl said...

I hope you get a handle on the EP soon. Bed rest sucks!

scargosun said...

So not fair! Does the doc suggest anything that can actually HELP? massage, accupuncture, ect?

imbeingheldhostage said...

Yes, a laptop should do nicely...

I'm sorry you're hurting. REST. Recoup. Cartwheels and craziness can resume after you've healed, and we'll all still be here.

Mental P Mama said...

Ouch. I have 4 degenerative disks in my neck. I literally feel some of your pain. Take it easy, and do what the doctor says!

P said...

I hope you feel better soon. I'll miss you.

B. Roan said...

Well, I'm here to tell you, back surgery can result from a lot less than your list of errors. My first thought was the cartwheel. But I enjoyed those pics so much, I would feel guilty if that was the cause. I had surgery for a herniated disc in my lower back. All because I got up in the night and sat down crooked on the well, you know what we women normally get up in the night for... Think about my embarrassment in telling that story in the ER. My face was brilliant red for weeks afterward! So be careful and pay attention to Doc. I hope you are back to normal soon! BJ

Janie said...

LAPTOP laptop LAPTOP laptop LAPTOP laptop...

and a bed pillow...

chocolates...

flowers...

wine...

youknowthedrill

Get Better!


Call me on the telephone, baby, give me a ring! I called the house tonight!

TSannie said...

You certainly have my sympathies, positive thoughts, etc.

Be 100% SOON!

noble pig said...

Poor girl. Can you have the hubs install your screen on the ceiling and then learn to type upside down? No? Get well.

TheVinylVillager said...

get well soon!

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

Ms. Snooty
I hope your feeling better and I sure miss your posting. Big ole hugs and many thoughts of good health coming your way

Philly said...

Sounds like it was the cartwheel that did you in.

Feel better soon

#1

Mamahut said...

Oh girly, girly I'm so sorry your laid up. I'm with you...I can't stay in bed with nothing to do. Can't. Get you a laptop and hang out in bed for awhile and hopefully you'll be as good as new.

Treasia said...

I think what you need the most is a nice sweet little kitty to stay in that bed with you. Want I should bring you one? Seriously, take care and I was just fixing to send out a an email to you if you hadn't blogged today.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

hope you're feeling better.
physical therapy?
deep heat treatment?
anything but bedrest?
(not suggesting the above, I'm being nosey and asking if you've gone any of those routes.)

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