I hope I find you all well, happy, tickedy-boo etc.
Unfortunately, yours truly isn’t so – I am typing this from my bed where I have been confined to due to my poor old back giving me the heebie-jeebies.
Last Thursday (20th March), I rode my bike to work – feeling fine with the world, loving Mother Nature first thing in the morning, the moon was full and bright and following me to work – life was beautiful and great. Got to work and about mid-day started to feel a bit horrible in the tummy……which turned into gastro (which has been going around my workplace), so by about 2.00pm I decided that I needed to get home. I had noticed a slight twinge in my back but just thought that the two were related, so I hopped on my bike, made it home without an incident (thank goodness – no poopie pants for me), but jumped off my bike when I got home because I NEEDED to go to the little girl’s room and I think I might have twisted a bit wrong….didn’t think anything of it until Friday morning when I couldn’t move!!
Oh the pain and the agony (I sound like Dr Smith from Lost In Space)…it surely had me in tears a few times in the following days, a whole weekend wasted as I was unable to do anything but rest. I couldn’t concentrate on anything due to the pain (BTW – painkillers don’t work on me so there is no use me taking them).
My darling Ghoul Boy had me on the massage table trying to put my back in position, whilst manoeuvring the muscles around it so that I could get some sort of relief. It wasn’t until Sunday when I could do my back exercises (slowly and cautiously) that I started to come good. I still took Monday off as a precaution – no use overextending myself and getting worse again.
So yesterday, I decided I could go back to work…
Ghoul Boy took me in and walked with me whilst holding my bags and my “Phillip the Frog” Pillow Pal cushion (Heh), he is such a sweetie, caring and considerate and will go out of his way to make sure I am OK……anyway, I lasted until 2.00pm (I see a pattern forming here!!), then the pain was increasing and I was slowing down. So Ghoul Boy came and picked me up – right from my desk again :o)
Today I am still in bed, with Ghoul Boy’s help and my exercises (which I do a couple of times during the night) I have had a reasonable sleep and didn’t wake up in excruciating pain….YAY!!
However, today and tomorrow I will be endeavouring to get this back of mine whipped into a non spasming, pain free shape….wish me luck.
1. My back pain has made me realise one thing…….I have to lose weight – especially around my tummy….I have been saying this for a while now, but this pain has brought it to the forefront.
I am overweight….not obese….but overweight enough that my skeletal system can not hold in place…..I used to be a size 8, and now I am a size 12 (bordering on 14). For my height (5ft 2ins or 158cm) that’s a bit too huge for my frame.
So I am thinking of doing a video journal sort of thing on YouTube, called Journey2Health, just so I can keep track of what I am doing and also encourage others to lose weight and eat healthy. What do you think? Would you be interested in seeing something like that?
2. My studies are going great guns, I am enjoying learning about my favourite things – herbal remedies and reflexology…sure it’s hard going because I have to use the old grey matter but it’s a challenge.
3. The rest of the gang (Ghoul Boy and Chaos Fyre) are doing OK. Their health is not the best as Ghoul Boy suffers with an injury he sustained about sixteen years ago, to his neck and back – and Chaos who’s work life (as a nurse who looks after people who can’t move) is causing her back to give in too. So I am hoping to inspire them to do some exercise too :o)
WOW looking back over this post I think I have written war and peace….LOL…maybe I should leave it here as my back is starting to give me a bit of grief and I need to do some stretching to alleviate it.
So I bid thee all a very fond farewell for now, I will catch you all later and keep you posted about events that may transpire.
Enjoy your life xxx