Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oh, My Aching Back!

Well, I never thought I'd blog about a back ache, but some pains are just too big to not share. I bent over on Monday to pick up a piece of trash and have been in pain ever since. In retrospect, I should have just left the piece of trash on the ground. It was a little sugar subsitute packet that holds a teaspoon of sweetner. It was raining. It was stuck to the driveway. If I had driven away, it probably would have stuck to my tire.

So, onto the pain. It's big and all consuming. It's across my lower back and goes down into my legs. If I sit down too fast I scream. I can no longer bend over. I went to the doctor's yesterday and received 12 injections into the ligaments to reduce swelling. I was given some painkillers that really do work. I actually thought I was healed yesterday evening about an hour after taking them. I was taken back to reality the following morning when I tried to get out of bed.

I don't know if my back is going bad, if I'm getting old, or if I'm extremely out of shape. But I do know that a piece of trash, one square inch in size, can sit on my driveway for all of time, from this day forward.

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha, awww, I'm sorry!

    Hey, I got some Vitex this morning. The man looked at me and said "this is for menopause. Unless you look really good for your age, you aren't in menopause."

    All I could was give my blank, "that's not funny stare" and say "yeah, well, I need hormone regulation. Can you please point where it is?" He looked embarrassed and I felt bad.