Egads, my back! Also, Five Question Friday

Unfortunately did something to my back this week. Two massages, several Robax, moderate heat, and a lot of ice later, the pain is bearable, but still not particularly conducive to getting much done. At least much outside of lying on my right side. I’ve accomplished impressive amounts of that.

I have to say, having this particular upper back issue is a little more challenging than the lower back issues I’ve had in the past. …Mostly because the things that seem to hurt it most so far are

1) Sitting (in any position), and
2) Lying down (in any position)

…with slightly less pain if I lie just right on my right side. This means I’ve been doing a lot of standing for the last few days. A lot of standing. Just standing. Makes for some fascinating happenings, let me tell you. Lie down with book until it just hurts too much to continue. Get up and stand there. …Get bored. …Get more bored. …Get tired. …Decide that surely it couldn’t actually hurt that much if I lay down again. Lie down. Hurt. Stand up. Lather, rinse, repeat.

(except with somewhat less actual lathering than I might normally be doing, to be perfectly honest. Because dude, that hurts)

Since my ability to tolerate computer time is limited today, quickly on to Five Question Friday. Questions via Mama M.

1. Have you worn the same outfit more than one day in a row?
If nobody who saw me the day before was going to see me? Absolutely. Also, dear lord, my back hurts.

2. If you had to choose any LARGE city to live in, which would it be?
Seriously…Ouch.

3. Fly or drive with the kids on vacation?
Eeeeeeeuuuuuuuungh.

4. What is your idea of “spring cleaning”?
Holy mother of… @$#%$!!

5. What is the best book you have ever read?
This book. This book I’m reading. On my right side. I promise, as soon as I type this sentence, I will lay back down on my right side.

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5 Responses to “Egads, my back! Also, Five Question Friday”

  1. Geege says:

    Your poor back!! Have you tried accupuncture? I swear, it works wonders for me when I’ve hurt my back.

    Also, I vote to see the cat vlog, please.

  2. IfByYes says:

    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. SuzRocks says:

    Have you tried a chiropractor? I thought they were basically witch doctors until I went to one after I screwed up my back wakeboarding, and they totally fixed it. I’m sold. Maybe because they really ARE witch doctors..

    I hope it feels better! Back pain is the worst! If it makes you feel any better, I just talked to a friend last night who broke his tailbone. Yep. broke it in TWO places. His butt REALLY hurts.

    You’re right, that probably doesn’t make you feel better.

  4. tammy says:

    Hey C,

    Sucks about your back. I hope it feels better in June…you’re coming to hang out with me in Halifax right????

    t

  5. Curiosity says:

    I haven’t yet tried acupuncture or a chiropractor, though I’m not strictly opposed to either. I have a really fantastic massage therapist who has been able to clear up things that I thought I would be stuck with forever. If it comes back again soon, I’ll definitely look into extra options.

    Tammy – I would LOVE to come to Halifax. Am in the process of trying to figure out how to make it work in terms of finances and such. I had a mini stress break-down yesterday going through the ramifications of buying the car we’ll likely be getting in the next couple of weeks, so I’m going to ride it out a bit before diving back into the Halifax planning hardcore. The car price may turn out better than we’d hoped, though, and that would make a big difference. …Or I may re-enter one of those phases where the money situation doesn’t stress me out so crazy much and decide to come anyway. ;) Either way works.

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