Body in Protest mode

This morning as I was taking clothes from the dryer to a basket, then lifted the basketful to the counter to fold and sort, my lower back decided to have a muscle spasm.
I swear I was lifting correctly—you know, holding load close to the body, knees bent, no twisting at the waist—but it sure ain’t been happy all day long, nosirree.

I went grocery shopping leaning on the cart, carried everything to inside the house and got most of it put away, then I went to lie down, flat for awhile. 

After my nap, I stood up and all was well until I took the first two steps.  A pain came up all the way from my right heel to the bottom edge of my bra.
The last time this happened was because I sat driving the car for more than two hours.  This time is probably about me sitting in the chair in front of the computer reading weblogs and comments.
 
The chiropractor says to keep moving, don’t let it get stiff and stay this way.  I am Sooo out of condition that my muscles have forgotten their purpose and are telling me they require effort and perseverance.

I looked up an old quote.  I found a site which attributed this as Art Linkletter saying so. 

“Old age ain’t for sissies”

He got it right.
~~love and Huggs, Diane

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5 Responses to Body in Protest mode

  1. caroline says:

    sorry about your back…I know what your going thru-all i have to do is lean the wrong way and my back gives out and i am shot for days and have to go get a shot in the back to be able to walk again. I hate it!!! but with 2 bad discs in the back …one is bone on bone and the other is paper thin cartilage.

    I hope that you get better soon.

  2. Sue says:

    Join the club!!! I haven’t had that back pain in a long time, but for the last 4 days my neck pain returned and radiates up into the back of my head. So this afternoon I had a whole body-hour massage with my regular massage therapist, and boy did that feel great and the good lasted until a few hours ago, now I’m beginning to feel it again! Bummer! It is a deteriorating disc in the neck, and before when it was so bad and the pain going down my shoulder and arm, the myelogram showed the problem, but the neuro-surgeon said he didn’t recommend surgery—which is fine with me because too often these spine surgeries don’t have good results anyway. SO that means learn to live with life the way it is.

  3. lawbrat says:

    Awww, that is not fun. It seems like there seems to be a rash of back outages with bloggers lately. I hope you get better soon. Hugs!

  4. Tee says:

    Ugh – I’ve had back pain on and off forever. Sometimes – (and this totally freaks me out), it feels tingly and numb right exactly where they put the epidural when I had my boys. Yuck yuck yuck! I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

    You’re blog is so nice! I’ll probably have to end up adding you to my links. I find atleast 5 new blogs a week that I like to read. How will I ever get this under control? lol.

    Thanks for visiting me!

  5. momma says:

    Bad ankles, bone spurs in the area of both shoulder joints, and arthritis sprinkled here and there makes me feel bad for me and for you. You know my motto!!! feel better soon!