Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

oh my aching back

Well, I’ve finally gone and done it.

In an attempt to repeat my “feel good” Saturday, I went back through my steps from the day before…cleaning, repurposing, painting, making things smell good, fixing things, and doing something out of the ordinary. 

I should have stopped with the painting something. 

Or maybe BEFORE I painted something, because while I was painting the kitchen table I felt something give way in my back that sort of reminded me of a rubber band breaking and snapping back.  This was definitely something out of the ordinary.  I haven’t thrown my back out in years…I had forgotten how much I dislike it. 

At first the pain was excruciating.  I was bent over and I couldn’t stand up.  My husband had to help me into a chair.  That made it feel better.  It was only horrible, not so much excruciating.  It is the sort of pain that makes you mildly nauseated just because it hurts. 

I’m hopeful that a good night sleep will make it all better, and as an added insurance, I’m having a few glasses of wine before bed. 

It can’t hurt, right?

Until the next time…Hopefully I’ll be back to normal by morning!

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