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Yesterday morning started pleasant and full of promise: the sun was shining, I was in a remarkably good mood, looking forward to finally getting to see Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and I had just made myself a nice pot of coffee. I put on some music, sat down, grabbed a magazine, turned to take a sip, and then two of my cats jumped up into my lap simultaneously. The pain has been excruciating ever since. I think I must have pulled a muscle in my lower back or something: I can't sit, I can barely stand, the whole outside of my right leg feels like it's on fire, my foot tingles and my buttock has clenched up painfully. I'm popping Nurofen like you wouldn't believe but it does little to dull the agony and I'm using my crutches again to get around. Though mostly I just stay in bed and stare at the ceiling. It doesn't hurt so much if I just stay still.

Tell you what, though: there's nothing like being bedridden to make you see how inadequate a housewife you are. How do those dustbunnies stay up there, I wonder?

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desdemonaspace
Feb. 19th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
Owwie! ::pets you gently::

The dustbunnies cling to shreds of spiderweb, I think. I bought a doodad to dust my ceiling, (not that I use it very often!) You've got a life, that's why your house may not be immaculate. You get out there and grab it with both hands. I admire that.

Hope you feel better soon.
gamiila
Feb. 19th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
The dustbunnies cling to shreds of spiderweb

So...I've got dustbunnies AND cobwebs up there? Nice! ;-)

Thanks for the get well wishes; but I think I'll drag myself off to the doctor tomorrow if it's not better by then. I can't see myself going into work tomorrow, that's for sure.
desdemonaspace
Feb. 20th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
Do get seen. I agree with the recs to see a chiropractor. Poor back.
gamiila
Feb. 20th, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
It's more 'poor leg' at the moment. The back's feeling much better already. :-)
bogwitch
Feb. 19th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
Ouch. Hope it passes quickly.
gamiila
Feb. 20th, 2006 08:37 am (UTC)
Me, too. And perhaps it will: I just made an appointment to see my GP, and suddenly, I'm feeling much better!
calove
Feb. 19th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it might be sciatica if it's across your bum and down your leg (the outside of your leg?) to your foot. Voice of painful experience here. Did you move awkwardly and maybe do something to your lower back? Rest is good, but you have to balance that against seizing up completely. You'd probably benefit from some physio, or better still, a chiropractor. And maybe antiinflammatories? Ibuprofen or the like? Sciatica is no fun AT ALL.

((hugs you carefully))
gamiila
Feb. 20th, 2006 08:45 am (UTC)
Yes, the outside of my leg....I don't know what I did exactly -- like I said, I was just sitting down, in my usual way: one leg curled beneath me, the other crossing it, and I'd twisted my torso to grab my coffee, when Manasse and Leila jumped up simultaneously. That's a combined weight of 8.5 kilos landing on one spot, and maybe that's what caused it?

But if this is what sciatica feels like, then all I can say is -- how can you stand it, and do all the things that you do? I'm deeply, deeply impressed.
curiouswombat
Feb. 19th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! If the ibuprofen aren't touching it by tomorrow you really should see a doctor. And if the doctor's not very helpful a chiropractop or an osteopath!
gamiila
Feb. 20th, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)
Made the appointment -- now miraculously, I'm feeling much better!
curiouswombat
Feb. 20th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
Surprising how often that works!
gamiila
Feb. 20th, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
And then it suddenly got a whole lot worse -- prompting my GP to diagnose me with sciatica, just as calove had predicted...I've got some heavy duty painkillers/anti-inflammatories and I'm to come back if it's not better in 3 days.
enigmaticblues
Feb. 21st, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
*hugs* That sucks. I hope you're feeling better soon.
gamiila
Feb. 23rd, 2006 09:31 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm feeling slightly better today.
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