Give Me A Break!
Last Update: Dec 23, 2016
Life decided to throw in a final kick just to end the year. I must say this last year is one that I won't forget in a hurry, but I'm glad it is drawing to a close!
In the early hours last night I was wrapping Christmas presents, I was in quite a good frame of mind. I got up to go make a coffee and my back gave out on me. I hit the deck and was stuck there for over 2 hours unable to move. I couldn't call for help, as the only person here is my mother who herself is disabled and was fast asleep in bed. So I was in quite a dilemma and my mind was working overtime going through every potential scenario as to how how this situation was going to play out.
It came to a head when I needed to goto the bathroom, I ended up crawling there on all fours as standing up was not an option. I won't go into details on how things went down in the bathroom, but it was like a scene from a Laurel and Hardy movie!
I spent the rest of the night lying on my back on the floor, and as as soon as it hit 8 o clock I phoned the doctor. I was fortunate that my mothers carer was due at 10 am, she comes every day to help her wash and dress, little did she know that today she would have 2 patients to deal with, but she handled the situation like a true professional. The doctor came at around midday, he was well prepared and had picked up a prescription of pain killers in advance. Apparently I pulled a muscle, it felt like someone had hit my spine with a sledge hammer, I've never experienced anything like it.
The pain killers knocked me right out and I slept for close to 15 hours, my back isn't quite as painful now, I'm not sure if it is better or whether the meds are still doing their job.
I'd just like to say to the year 2016 that you threw a lot of adversity in my direction, family illness and mental and emotional anguish. I'm still standing (or almost) and I'm not going to let you beat me, I will keep fighting. I have dreams and ambitions and you will not destroy those. So throw whatever you like at me but you're onto a losing battle, your days are numbered.
I hear 2017 is my friend, so bring it on :)
Great that you are sorted out and so 2017 will be your year!!
I remember in Canada I was the same as I leaned over to clean my teeth that was it for ten days and I had to crawl to get help!
Jay, I live alone and always keep my cell phone in my pocket. 911 emergency is about the only one I would probably call in a similar situation.
Glad your back is beginning to feel better. Say hello to your mom for me.
Hi Barbara, I am not a lover of mobiles, I find them very intrusive. But you're probably right, I need one for emergency's
Wow scary story. But you live somewhere where doctors make house calls? Well maybe I do also, I just never checked. I know nurses who do Home Health. Well I am facing surgeries in 2017 and functional and dramatic changes to my business but it seems this will lead to massive increases in revenue. I hope you feel better.
I'm a little better, back still feels sore but I'm getting around. Good luck with your surgeries in 2017 :)
I have back issues. It's super painful.
I had to work on a forklift. After 30 minutes of sitting it took me 5 minutes just to get off the thing. It still bugs me, but at least it doesn't feel like that anymore.
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Perhaps regular exercise should be part of your 2017 goals. Being the strongest version of yourself requires all levels.. mind, body and soul!
I do exercise, I run and work out all the time. I've lost over 70lbs in weight over the last few years, up until this recent back issue I've been healthier than I have been in many years.