Tuesday, 1 June 2010

I broke myself

Yesterday I woke up full of determination to get a heap of things done.
I swept the floors, did the dishes, hung out a load of washing, did general chores then thought I deserved a nice cup of tea.
So I sat down and had one, then I stood up!

Nothing pinged, crunched or clicked but my back felt a wee bit sore, within half an hour I could no longer stand up straight and felt like one of those little old ladies you see who are all hunched over. It was agony to sit, stand or walk and I was exhausted just trying to do any of them. Fortunately the ex popped round to collect something so I was able to take myself off to my bed, find a semi comfortable position and get some sleep and he fed the small people.

Today after much nagging from eldest small person and a friend I phoned the Dr.
Not for the first time I was manipulated by a man but this manipulation was in a good way and when he'd finished I could actually stand up straight. I'm still sore, the Dr has prescribed me some nice strong pain killers and given me a set of exercises to do to stop my muscles seizing up.
I can never do things by halves can I?


Deanna said...

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Pink Feather Paradise said...

oh hunni, I have been in that same hunched over position... trouble is when I did mine it even hurt to laugh but I kept giggling because I must have looked so ruddy daft!

take it steady... and gentle hugs!

x Alex

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

I prescribe more cuppas, and avoid washing up for one week! Dr Dollytub xx

Menopausal musing said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Poor you! Have been playing "catchup" and love the photo on your previous post! :O)))))))

The Girl said...

Ouch!! Bad backs are the worst, totally incapacitating. I'm so glad mine's disappeared now.

You definitely did the right thing going to a Dr, I let mine drag out for weeks when I really should have gone and seen someone.

Hope you're all un-seized and pain free now!

Pea Green Kitty said...

You poor thing, Back pain is THE worst. Hope it repairs itself soon, get some rest!

Em said...

Oh no poor you!!
Hope it gets better soon.
Em xx

lisa ridgeon said...

Ouch! I did my back in doing the packing and shifting boxes around. I always bend over instead of bending my knees. Silly me. I just don't learn so i was living on painkillers for a week!.......The point of that story was that i feel your pain! Hope you feel better soon.


The Vintage Kitten said...

Aww, I hope you are feeling better. Bad backs are the worst X

twiggypeasticks said...

Totally sympathise hun, my back goes like that by blimmin sneezing, coughing or picking up socks sometimes !! A good physio hurts like hell but it's great when you can move again.
take care
Twiggy x

Shabby Chick said...

Ouch!!! Hope it's OK now hun. How was the girls night out?

Mel xxxxxxx

PS yes none better than a friend bringing shoes!!!