Monday I had a senior moment. Well, not really a SENIOR moment, but a painful moment. My back has been bothering me for about six weeks, but I tried very hard to ignore it. NOT SMART. I even broke down and bought myself a seven pound battery operated weed eater. Oh me. I am not used to weed eating- so any swinging motion even with something light wasn't exactly a smart thing to do. A forty-five minute session with it Monday did me in!
So, Mr. G. had to rescue me while I was helping cook for our Mission Team at our pastor's house. I could hardly walk to the car, and getting IN the car was a nightmare. Getting out was even worse. Once I was on the couch, there was no moving. I could not lift my trunk to move over, up or any other position.
I have developed claustrophobia in my middle years, so this was a BIG deal. I had visions of never moving again. I really didn't know exactly what was wrong, but by Wed. morning, I was moving a little bit, and able to get back in the car to the doc. X-rays showed no disk problems, so my dear doctor is pretty sure it is a bad pulled muscle. Steroid shot, steroids by mouth, muscle relaxers and a week on the couch is the prescriptions he gave me. YEK.
I won't go into all the gory details that this has entailed, but it has not been pretty. I had to have help doing EVERYTHING. Poor Mr. G. He's been a trouper. I had a few meltdowns, where tears were mixed with uncontrolable laughter at the situation. Today I am so much better, but afraid to do anything other than walk to the kitchen, bathroom, etc. I don't dare lean over and pick anything up! So, I would show you the mess here, but I will just let you use your imagination and spare you of ugly clutter, unfolded laundry, and meds, tums, phones, remotes, magazine, etc. EVERYWHERE within my reach....... I wouldn't want anyone to suffer one of those horror screaming moments ':O
So, all your prayers would be appreciated! I AM much much better, but I don't want to face the summer without finishing my projects, and I don't want to be in this shape again. I think walking and swimming will have to be added to my schedule to strengthen my back and get my sorry body in shape. Hopefully I can shed some of this unwanted weight........ Beach pictures of yourself sure do OPEN YOUR EYES, don't they?
I won't be sharing those with you either ':O
I can't for the life of me think of a picture to go with this blog???
SO, I'll just put this cute pic of the kids and grandkids and a great shot of them at the Destin Harbor last summer after the Pirate Cruise. They had a blast! Argggh......... matey!