Do you remember this guy? That little wooden marionette with pins in his back that keep him from dancing and enjoying life altogether? Yeah, that’s the one. He’s an effing liar.
A week ago tomorrow, I hurt my back. It was stiff from a long day of moving things and sitting in a new chair and I simply went to sit down in the afternoon and suddenly there was blinding pain from my lower back down to my knees and that was it. Pinched sciatic nerves on both sides and I was barely able to walk. I took some Robax and guess what? Those white hot little pins in my back laughed in it’s face and continued to plague me. Thursday saw me in the hospital getting much, much stronger pain medication and now here we are, almost a week later and I’m just able to move without massive amounts of pain.
Not that I’m saying Robax doesn’t work at all, it’s great as a muscle relaxant and I’ve used it for that many times. I’m just saying that the stupid man with the pins in his back is a liar and I’m calling him on his shit. The pins are still there, little man…they are STILL there. Screw being able to ballroom dance, it’d be nice to walk upright again.
I’m glad I don’t have cable, because if I saw that stupid little puppet on my television, my nice flatscreen might end up with the remote right through it. Back pain is not a happy little fix. You can’t just pull the needles out and go on your merry way. Every movement is like shooting torture right down your spine and through your legs. I have to get the boyfriend to help me dress in the morning and help me to the bathroom and everything else you can imagine. I hate to cook, but I feel guilty that he has had to cook everything for the last week. I hate that I’ve had to eat it lying on the couch and I detest that I haven’t been able to sleep in my own bed in six nights.
To make matters worse, I was working from home this morning, sitting in the reclining leather chair when the back of it broke and sent me flying backwards.
I believe I’m on the road to recovery (knock on wood). I was able to work still after the chair incident and though I’m stiff and I have twinges here and there, I’m not in agonizing pain anymore. We shall see what the morning brings and maybe I could actually get my but into the office and get some work done there!! I never thought I’d be so excited by the prospect.