When Your Back Goes Out – Where Does it Go?

The last 2 days I’ve had to refer to number 28 and 30 of my list of things I learned. My stupid back decided to go out. Way out. Basically I’ve been bed ridden since Sunday. When I do hobble around I’m doing a good impression of the hunchback of Notre Dame. Because I seem to always have to be different I don’t have the usual lower back malady. Occasionally one of my ribs decides to slip out of joint and it feels like someone is stabbing me in the back. How weird is that?

So I’m riding it out. Mr. Husband helped me hang myself yesterday. I bought this teeter totter machine where I can hang myself upside down from my feet. It seems to take the pressure off my outraged spinal units. Since I can’t take this huge contraption on the road with me I will need find the nearest playground so I can hang by my knees from the monkey bars. Fortunately this does not happen often.

I don’t know what I did this time. It just goes out sometimes. I think it might have started when I slipped on an unsecured drop cloth Mr. Grandson had in the hall way. When I slipped, I jerked to keep from falling and the old muscles went into a spasm that set off a chain reaction. Oh well. Stuff happens.

As a result of this nonsense, sometimes I have no choice but to stop everything and vegetate. I always find it rather amazing that the world just goes right on revolving without my supervision. This morning I am able to walk around and look semi-normal. It’s time to get back on the merry-go-round.

10 responses

  1. Glad you are back on track. Backs are such temperamental things. I have an old gym injury that will, out of the blue, decide to cripple me from time to time so I also know your pain.

    I swear by my osteopath.

    Not that a massage and a cocktail would hurt! 😀

    1. I also swear by my beloved Doc at the Texas Back institute. He prescribed this back rub for me that doesn’t even have a name yet. It has some letters and numbers and is mixed up on demand at a pharmacy somewhere on Mars, I think. It comes and the mail and is seems so clandestine. I love it. 🙂

  2. hope you get well soon!!!
    I know the feeling 🙁

    1. Thank you Ma’am. I’m back in the saddle 🙂

  3. How kind of your Hub-Man to hang you,must be true love! I read a beauty tip about how being upside down (every day two minutes twice a day) is great for wrinkles,complexion,circulation,yada yada…So first,with my trusty timer I tried a hand stand against the dining room wall that didn’t work out well for my arms or the wall,also it’s hard to set a timer while doing a handstand.Then I tried yoga style on the couch but I just kept sinking into the cushions and breathing became rather difficult.Finally,I tried hanging off the bed but couldn’t get the right angle,and am thankful I didn’t break my neck.Hope you get your back back soon.

    1. It’s whipping back into shape fast. The hanging upside down really helps my back. Didn’t know about the wrinkles and complexion. I’ll be spending half the day on there now 🙂

  4. My wife knows your pain – big time!

    1. Oh my, she has my deepest sympathies.

  5. Sounds like you need a very long, very relaxing massage. Or a very tall cocktail. Maybe both.

    1. Great idea! I’ll do both.

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