Friday, January 08, 2016

It only hurts when I walk, sit, stand or change position

Last Christmas/New Year I had the opportunity to practice the fine art of saying "No bloody way", when a friend asked me to help her move. I failed.

Anyway, to cut a middling story short and preserve my friendship, I'll just say that in my rush to get it over and done with as soon as possible (on a hot a sunny day) I overdid things.

It didn't happen overnight, but it did happen...about a week later, when I tried to get up from sitting on the floor (playing with the colouring books I got for Christmas) and found it impossible to do without making lots of hurt-y noises.

But I have managed, with the help of hot baths, Deep Heat ointment, and exercising extreme care when doing anything, to go to work this week.

It's definitely harder if I'm trying to get somewhere in a hurry, sitting down a lot, or trying to use the standing desk in our office for the entire day.

It's not going to ruin my weekend though.  I'll just be taking it slowly and letting the boy do all the heaving lifting.


Anonymous said...

Poor you! I hope you haven't pinched a nerve or something. If you need a reference to a really good chiropractor, PM me and I'll give you her details. She is amazing!

Violet said...

I’m pretty sure it’s all muscular, and actually it’s already much better than it was. I still just have problems with sitting because my customary slouch is uncomfortable.

Thanks for the offer though - I’ll ask you if I decide on the chiropractic option :-)