My back and other issues this week…

It’s been one of those weeks. I was sick earlier in the week, and by sick, I mean I felt horrible and my head seemed to weigh about ten million pounds. A sinus infection, which is never ever fun. By yesterday, I was feeling much better even though my voice is still a little scratchy here and there.

So, it should’ve been smooth sailing, right?

Yeah. Then comes laundry.

What the heck do I mean by that?

Well, I was signing at the Tempe Arts Festival all weekend, so I didn’t get a chance to do laundry, which I usually do on the weekends when the electricity rates go down. So, since most everything in the house was dirty, I waited until after 9pm last night and got to work on the laundry.

I was on the last load I was going to do before heading off to bed. It was about 1am and I was pretty excited that I had made good progress. I leaned over to grab a pile of shirts and put them in the washer when my foot slipped on some coat hangers that were under the pile of laundry I was standing on, and OUCH!

A pretty sharp pain shot from the back of my hip straight up and down my body until it made me nearly dizzy. I stood up and twisted a little, and although it was sore, I figured I tweaked it, but no harm done. So, I came out into the living room, folded my towels and sorted some socks and the headed off to bed.

Laying down was a little uncomfortable, but it wasn’t horrible, so I put my cold feet on my husband (that’s what husbands are for, right?) and went to sleep.

About 2am, I rolled over and was wide awake by the time I had recovered from the sharp pain my wrenching move caused. OUCH! I got up and took a hot bath with epsom salts, and my hubby massaged me and put icy hot on me and got me some Ibuprofen. And to make a long story short – I finally got to sleep around 4am, and woke up about 10:30 this morning.

After only a few hours of waking up today I knew I’d really done something to my hip, so I called the doctor who can’t get me in until tomorrow, and even then, not with my normal doctor. So, I’ve spent the rest of the day limping around, sitting on a heating pad and trying not to wrench my hip any more than I’ve already done. I even had to cancel a Pampered Chef show I was doing tomorrow and Saturday.

You would think that would’ve given me plenty of time to write, but I didn’t get a whole lot of writing done today since I can’t sit in one position too long without having to shift around to a more comfortable one. Sigh! Triangle of Seduction really needs to be finished by the end of the month, and I’ve got tons more to write on it. Oh well, I’ll keep plugging.

Here’s hoping that when I go to the doctor tomorrow that I haven’t done anything serious to my hip, that he gives me some good pain meds and it heals super fast!! AND that my writing kicks into high gear.

So, there’s my fun week. How about anyone else? Hopefully much more fun stuff than I’ve been doing…LOL


4 responses to “My back and other issues this week…

  1. I SWEAR the only thing worse than hurting your back is giving birth! Take care of yourself girl!


  2. Thanks for posting Amie! I just got back from the doctor and the good news is, no permanent damage. The joint at the base of my spine is inflamed and he gave me anti-inflammatory meds and pain meds so I can get some sleep at night. The bad news is that it can take up to two weeks to totally heal. Sigh. Oh well. I’m thankful I didn’t permanently mess up my back!



  3. Hey Girl I am hoping all works out well with the hip. Keep me updated. Hang in there!! From Glenna thr Filly from the Funnyfarm


  4. Tina, You need to see a chiropractor. Call Dr. Ruthann Kruse in Carefree. She has magic hands.


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