Monday, May 31, 2010

The Etiology of a Pain in the Ass

For some insane reason, and I'm still blaming the full moon effect of last week, I did an extreme amount of lifting and yesterday, the due bill came in the form of back pain with radiculopathy. I haven't had pain this intense since I initially herniated L5-S1 in 2005. Obviously, I really hurt myself. While I'd been planning to paint my bedroom this weekend, that plan has been nixed. It was all I could do to move from the heating pad to the tempur-pedic bed and back to the heating pad. I managed to cook (because standing actually feels better than laying down) and suffer through dinner with Mr. Larger Than Life, but by 9 PM, I was mentally sorting through my medicine cabinet and wondering what I had in there that could help the referring nerve pain that was searing through my left ass cheek on its journey to my ankle.

I settled on ibuprofen and xanax and this morning, I awakened pain free and long before the 4 legged beast. Refreshed and ready to take on the world again, I have no plans to lift anything heavier than the sock I'm knitting and sitting through Shrek in 3 D.

Note to MLTL: Being unpleasant to my 4 legged friend is not a way to win yourself another invitation to my table. Neither is grimacing and making a sour face when sipping the iced tea I brewed. While I appreciate that you thought the steak I paid an obscene amount of money for was, "too much for you", and that you found that "unappetizing", I noticed you managed to eat every last bit of it. For your sake, and mine, I hope you have a backup plan for dinner today.

10 comments:

Quiltluver said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling bad. Hope you have a better day today.

sapphireblue said...

MLTL, there's always the McDonald's drive-thru.

Stephanie V said...

MLTL: the definition of 'adding insult to injury'.

Hope that the rest - and knitting with Shrek - heals you.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh Gosh Rudee when I have the pain thingie all I can do is lay on my great mattress on ice. If I try to sit in that condition it just gets worse. I know what back pain means, a feeling of lose of support. MLTL is not supportive. LOL Blessings
QMM

Miss 376 said...

In full sympathy with the back pain, today is the first day I've been able to move properly for three days. Hope the rest will do it's trick

Gail said...

I think you need to be more honest on your blog...I loved it.

Hope your back is still being silent and your sock is growing.

Enjoy the day.

Silliyak said...

If you have an extra sock, you can tell MLTL to stick a sock in it. And remember, you ARE a medical professional. Word verification "chem"

Brenda said...

Oh no...2 pains in the ass. Sorry to hear this, but hope a better week awaits you.

Ruth said...

As Brenda said - 2 pains in the arse! Not good. I often say to friends when we are sore and broken 200 years ago at our ages we would be dead from overwork ( as a poor person) or a Lady who just sat around doing needle work and sipping the laudamun and not doing anything more physical than waving a fan through the hot flush -let alone WORK sometimes I wish I could take a leaf out of their book.
Rest up knit and have a glass or 2 or 3 of something nice

willowtree said...

The dog lives there, Shit for Brains doesn't.