Thanks to Phil – 6 more weeks of winter and it sure looks like that outside!
It was a good morning for something warm for breakfast.
After breakfast, John went out to snow blow for the first of 3 times today. With my back in a flare, I was not able to help, which drives me nuts. I don’t think I complain a ton about things. I think if there is one thing I do complain a lot about is work, which is not atypical. I think the second thing is probably my back. It’s just always there reminding me. With the issues I have in my leg from it and periodic aches, it’s an unwanted constant companion. Of course, I now have the added addition of the herniated disk higher up that happened in December. Now I have a pair. Guess the first disk needed company?
This latest flare is getting better, but what irritates me the most is how it gets triggered by seemingly nothing. Nothing! On Sunday, I was unloading the dishwasher. I leaned down to get a dish out, turned and raised the dish up to put it away and bam, the pain started. It’s just ordinary activity. I can’t seem to trace it to anything I did recently that was out of the ordinary at all – and I never have been able to link up any pain flares to anything.
The hardest part is having to do less and move slow. Of course, that automatically happens because of the pain that gets triggered. I get pain jabs when I sit down, when I stand up, sneezing, when I bend over, rolling in bet, etc. Once I get into position it feels better, but it sure doesn’t make me want to move around, you know? A little thing like dropping something and when I look down to think about picking it up and it seems 100 feet away. There really isn’t much I can do except keep my core muscles strong and try to avoid inciting movements – which if I could just figure out what they are, I would be all set.
The worst part of this problem is that you start to develop a little fear in the bag of your mind. Just a little niggling though when you do something that says “Will this create a flare?” I have to say I do not trust my back. I am 45 and I don’t trust my back.
Anyway, we all have some chronic nag in life, and this happens to be mine. I just needed to vent a little about it Thank you. I am not really looking for sympathy, I just needed to bitch a little.
The snow just kept coming today. The roads were actually fairly quiet, which means most people were being smart about staying off of this yuck.
Poor John went out for pass number 3 with the snow blower and it stopped working. He had just fixed it, too. So, he had to shovel.
You know there is another storm that might hit over the weekend and it is supposed to be the worst of the ones that hit this week? Eeeps!! As long as it doesn’t affect our travel plans.
By the way, I haven’t forgotten about the Healthy Heart Weekend for 2014! I will have a sign up post on Sunday. It will be the weekend of the 21st through 23rd. Later than usual because of our vacation. So, stay tuned for that.