After making a less than graceful descent down our hardwood stairs, I found myself at Urgent Care earlier this week. The good news is I did not fracture anything. The bad news was that I'd badly bruised my lower lumbar, specifically my left side. I've not had a back injury before, but I can now sympathize with full knowledge how they affect everything you attempt to do.
|Interesting how the elements|
follow the story line?
I've learned that even though the injury is on the left side I can't just use my right side, as that is connected to the left side and causes unexpected freeze in place pain.
I know I'm getting better though, because instead of it taking me a half hour to put on a pair of underwear it only takes me at the most five minutes now! That is good news along with the stopping of my pain meds night before last. The muscle relaxers I tend to take in the afternoon after being up and around for a bit.
So, I've not made much progress on a necklace I started last week.
|Notice all the thread bits?|
I ripped out the same foot of off-loom bead work several times, because I kept using the wrong set of colors. (That's what "may cause dizziness" does to you if you were wondering.)
Now that I can sit in a chair for awhile stitching I'm making progress! Maybe next week I'll be done. One can only hope. We'll see what physical therapy does to the process of healing. I was hesitant to start it since one friend mentioned massage and the thought of anyone touching me anywhere near my lower lumbar sent me into a hot flash. That's another story for another time.