Oh. my. heavens. I got up, started my day, got K- off to school, came home and sat down. Seems simple enough, right? Not until I got up and had horrible pain in my back. Awful. I have a high tolerance to pain, but this was just not a doable thing.
I thought, perhaps I can walk it off. It's a kink.
I could only stand up straight and had no pain if I didn't move at all. Even if I moved slightly to the right or slightly to the left, I had immense pain. I was shuffling down the hall.
I called my sister. She told me a butterfly move to do on the bed.
Flump. I could moan into the phone that I had managed to flop myself onto the bed and that I'd eventually get back to her.
I did the exercises and stretches as instructed. It didn't hurt.
Then I stood up again.
LeAnne phoned and suggested a hot shower. Since I'm a dork and hate my eyelashes to be wet (I know, I know, I need therapy. Add that to the long list), I opted for a scorchingly hot bath.
Thank God it worked.
Staying home was not an option. I had to go to work. I followed up with Tylenol and a stick-on charcoal heat patch. Thankfully, I was able to function today with only a very low amount of pain.
This evening, I've been running up and down the steps, doing laundry, hauling laundry and sitting criss-cross applesauce on my bed folding it.
Yes, I'm feeling it. What is it, by the way? S-, the massage therapist that is one of the inventory control people at work, confirmed that it is continual issues with a hip flexor problem that she suspects I have. I've talked to her about things before and they've always pointed to this. I've always had a lack of flexibility in the hips for as long as I can remember. I've never been able to bend and touch my toes-- ever.
With the pain increasing in my right hip, I can tell you that I'm very comfortable if I stand. I can fall asleep sitting up, so why not while standing? I can be like a horse!
Smiles in my day:
- The ability to make it through the day relatively pain free.
- I got a forgotten stain out of a relatively new pair of leggings that K- has. She fell in the mud while hunting for Easter eggs and I forgot. I hate stains on clothes, so I kind of felt accomplished about it.
- Olivia singing on the Biggest Loser scale tonight made me cry.
Have a great day!