Friday, April 01, 2011

Ow my back

I haven't posted anything since the 16th of March for a reason.

A little over two weeks ago I bent over to pick something up from the floor and when I straightened up my L5 went TWINGE TWINGE TWINGE. I knew right then that I had screwed up. The pain grew more intense as the day went on. Working made it worse since my job entails a lot of crouching, twisting and bending. I made it another three days hobbling about before I accepted that I needed more time to heal that particular wound.

Doing anything not related to laying down on a heating pad was pushed aside. I went to the doctor and they prescribed some pretty fabulous muscle relaxers and pain killers. I used up all my sick days doing little but laying in bed and sleeping. Yesterday was the first day I could walk without wanting to burst into manly tears. Still hurts a bit but I'm able to sit and get around without too much trouble.

Word of advice: Don't ever get old. It sucks.
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  1. As someone else "getting older", I feel your pain....I absolutely HATE back issues....good luck and get better!

  2. That is one of the things I hate about A) getting older and B) the issues I have had with my joints and muscles all my life. The last time I was just kicking dirt off my boot and my back went out! So not fair! Hope you are feeling better ASAP!

  3. sorry to hear of your injury!!! hope you are feeling better soon!

    is there anything a chiropractor could do to get you fixed up? just asking, as it always works for me!

  4. My honorary aunt (no blood relation unfortunately) is 90 and she says "Getting old is not for sissies."

    So at least you're not a sissy. : )

  5. Ouch-ouch-ouch & even more ouch! I've been there, know what it's like. Take care of yourself!


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