Oh, My Aching Back

I don’t know how people deal with chronic pain. I’m not sure what I did, but ever since we finished painting at the new house yesterday, if I move my torso certain ways, I get a shooting pain in my lower back that makes me want to shout profanities. And I almost never swear. I’m guessing by the way it feels and behaves that it’s a pinched nerve. I can get into a semi-comfortable position sitting, but only for about 15 minutes. Then I can move around semi-comfortably for awhile, but soon it starts acting up so I have to sit down. Getting in and out of the car is excruciating. Getting off the couch takes some serious acrobatics. Ice helps a teeny bit. Ibuprofen hasn’t touched it.

Have I mentioned we’re moving in six days and still have most of our homeschooling stuff to pack?

Frickity frick.

It makes me really feel for people who deal with pain on a regular basis. The pain itself makes you cranky. And then the limitations it puts on what you can do (like packing or picking up your 2-year-old) also makes you cranky. Makes me want to give crotchety old people a little leeway. I imagine something like arthritis would really make you pissy.

And now my back is telling me that my sitting time is about up. I miss blogging about interesting stuff (and not so interesting stuff, too). Looking forward to this move being done and over with so I can get back to my daily posts. If I wrote daily now, you’d just hear more whining about my back, and packing, and moving, blah blah blah.

On a positive note, our new house has a screened-in porch. So maybe I won’t have to whine so much about frickin’ mosquitoes this summer. 🙂

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Annie writes about life, motherhood, world issues, beautiful places, and anything else that tickles her brain. On good days, she enjoys juggling life with her husband and homeschooling her children. On bad days, she binges on chocolate chips and dreams of traveling the world alone.

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