It's cranberry harvest time in Southeastern Massachusetts and that means I'm seeing this as I…
I don’t know how I did it but last weekend I hurt my back. I was drying myself off after my shower Saturday morning and I turned to the left and felt a twinge. I didn’t think much about it and went about my day, including going to Edward’s party. I took a couple of Tylenol Saturday night when I went to bed and that was that.
Sunday morning it was achy but not terribly painful. I took a couple more Tylenol and again went about my day, including Ambrynn’s birthday party (watch for that post next week) and dinner with friends. I was a bit uncomfortable but it was sort of like an earache – don’t think about it and it won’t hurt.
Until I went to bed. Then the pain was awful. I couldn’t get comfortable and I couldn’t get to sleep. It hurt to move my legs but it hurt not to move, too. Monday morning was awful and I called in sick to work. Every step I took was agony and there wasn’t a position I could find that didn’t hurt in one way or another. I finally broke down and called the doctor and got some drugs. Nothing fancy, just some muscle relaxants. And they helped a bit. I got a full night’s sleep on Monday and figured I’d be better on Tuesday.
Wrong. I got up Tuesday morning and it was Monday all over again. I took my drugs (and some more Tylenol) and called in sick to work again. That’s two sick days before a mid-week holiday. Oy.
The good news is that by Tuesday around 4:00 my back was mostly feeling better. I suddenly realized I was leaning over to put something away and it didn’t hurt. Isn’t it funny how pain is all you can think about when you have it but when it goes away you barely even notice?
It’s gotten better each day although the mornings are still rough. I just wish I knew what I did to make this happen so I wouldn’t do it again. And don’t you dare tell me it’s old age.
The rest of the good news is that this didn’t affect my knitting too much. Lace and muscle relaxants are not a great idea but simple sock knitting was just fine. Behold:
A finished Whisper Lace Sock