Thursday, August 24, 2006

That's what I get for stretching!
I wrenched a back muscle really bad yesterday morning.
You know how they always say, "stretch before you get out of bed."? Well be careful of that advice, if you are going to stretch and then jump out of bed quickly to answer the telephone at 7:30 a.m., or you might hurt your back. I got it worked out mostly and relaxed and then it struck again suddenly, with pain that felt like a knife going across my back. It was very quick and intense pain and there really isn't anything you can do about it when that sort of thing happens. I think my bad posture plays a role in this. Hunching over an artwork a lot can't be helping it either.

Everyone recommends a heating pad, but my brilliant massage therapist (and I'm not being sarcastic, she's great) recommends ice. Her advice was perfect the last time I hurt my I grabbed something cold out of the freezer. Let me tell ya, a frozen Chimichanga pressed between my back and the chair really helped. (A Chimi is sort of like burrito)
A back pain reliever is about all that Chimichanga is good for now, it's been in the freezer for so long I don't remember when I bought it. LOL!

Then my daughters missed the bus, so with their girls help, we packed Little Man (age 3) and Little Guy (age 10 months) into the car under much protest and shoe searching. I drove very carefully so I wouldn't twist my back.

Got the girls to school with just about 3 minutes to spare before the first bell rang.
Went to the grocery store to get a few necessities, had to finish dressing the boys in the car before going in. Still, we must have looked like a dishevelled gang in there.

Working at home is just so invigorating. You really must try it.
I'm doing much better today, thanks for asking LOL.
I hope you have a good day today, thanks for dropping by.


1 comment:

Cindy said...

I always use a bag of frozen peas when I hurt myself.... which is often. :)


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