For the last three weeks I have had major back problems. I hurt my back over the July 4th weekend. I am not sure how I did it but I have to assume that it was all the walking I did at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Just as I was getting over that…. I pulled a muscle getting out of my chair at work a week ago last Friday. I had been taking it very easy because I wanted to be able to heal to go to Canada to see my family.
Saturday we hung around the house and did absolutely nothing. I think we just talked the entire day. We decided to go to the BBQ that my complex was having and afterwards we went for a little walk. The walk couldn’t have been more than 2 miles. We got home just in time to watch the Saturday night SCI-FI flick. During the latter part of that flick my back and leg started hurting me like you wouldn’t believe. I took some Advil and Eduardo applied some Icy Hot. It simply didn’t matter… it hurt like you wouldn’t believe. I could not find a single position that was comfortable to sleep in. I ended up sleeping on the couch so I wouldn’t wake up Eduardo. Sunday was not a very good day pain wise but we got the chores done and hung out for the rest of day. I lost power right when we were going to start supper. We ended up going out to a restaurant – selection based on the comfort of the seats. I kid you not. We knew that I would not be able to sit on a hard wooden chair with the way I was feeling.
Today I have been taking Advil and wishing that my office chair wasn’t so darned hard! I ended up cancelling the trip to Canada and I think that was a good decision. My back hurts and I am still having problems with pins and needles in both of my legs. I definitely don’t want to be driving up there and discovering that my back is hurting me part of the way up… then having to look forward to the drive back. I will rebook the vacation later in the summer when I am feeling better.