It is still raining. We’re talking pouring rain that hasn’t stopped at all. I don’t think we got down to freezing last night though.
I just checked the weather online and right now we are one digit above freezing. Hope it doesn’t turn to ice or snow.
Oh well, doubt I could drive anyway.
I’ve had a miserable 3-4 days. My back hasn’t been this bad in years.
I don’t take pain pills. Sometimes I try Tylenol Arthritis. I just roll that Biofreeze on my back.
What Likely Did It:
I think it was all the climbing up and down the step ladder to do the boho wall. And my hands are terrible too. Probably the pushing in of the tacks to hang the quilt on the wall.
My word, but the pain is bad. I’m barely shuffling along. Last night I started out trying to sleep in my bed. So much pain, so I switched to the recliner. I’d never tried that before.
Then I went from there to the couch. Like Goldilocks, except neither of the three were just right.
Charlie was upset much of the night because I wasn’t where I was supposed to be. And changes like that upset him. A few times he barked at me while I was trying to sleep on the couch.
I got up and brought him up there with me. He could have climbed the doggy steps. But he’s having a lot of trouble climbing up the easiest doggy steps, much less the ones in the bedroom. Pour baby is getting pretty feeble.
Rain, Rain, Go Away For Awhile:
The rain, the rain. Charlie can’t go out because it’s a persistent downpour. He never learned to do his business on a puppy pad. No matter what I did or tried, he just never seemed to get it.
And this kind of weather makes his coughing worse.
Then there was Ivy, who walked across me while I was trying to sleep in the chair. That’s 15 pounds poking me as she tried to figure out if she wanted to lie down. Or maybe just knead me through the blanket with those big paws of hers.
I hope this bad spell is over with soon, because I know I wouldn’t be able to drive my car. But for now we have food to eat and so we can stay snug inside.
Do you have any tricks for back pain? I thought I’d tried them all over these decades, but maybe there’s a trick or two I managed to miss.
We’re talking pain down low where I had back surgery at 30 years old. I think L5S1. But if they took out the crumbled disks then, what is hurting so bad? Then the nerve pain radiates down my leg and up my back.
Lawsy, please let this go away soon. This is my worst bout in quite a few years. I do back stretching exercises twice per day and have since 1997.
I need to throw that darned step ladder away and buy a new one. But who would change light bulbs for me? Clean the ceiling fans, and all the other chores someone who lives alone has to do?