Wednesday, September 21, 2011
WOW what a day LOL
I woke up with a bad charlie horse spasm in my right lower back that took my breath away and almost made it impossible to even get out of bed. I managed to finally get to a sitting position with my legs over the side of the bed. But everytime I tryed to bend one of my legs up onto the matress again so i could put a sock on it hurt like _______. I finally got my socks on, then my underware and pants to my knees all while sitting on the bed. I looked at my back brace and wondered how in the world i was going to get that on when it hurt to lift my arms up or do any twisting movement and leaning forward was the worst. I was going to put it behind me and lay back to fasten that thing but with the back spasm I knew that option was 100% out as i would never get back to a sitting position once the brace was on LOL LOL so off to plan a plan B LOL I decided to skirt the breace around me to get it behind me and then I slowly slid off the matress till my feet hit the floor(i have a high bed so i have to slide off of it LOL) then I stood and got the main velcro fastened........that reactaved my spasm all over again so it was a rest before attempting the toughest part of my brace fastener(the long belt like strip that has to go through a plastic eye then pulled tight and fastened in the front). It is the hardest part because the plastic eye is on the end of a loose dangeling material that is maybe 2 inches long and I can not hold it with my right hand and still have my left hand reach it at all to put it through the eye. I cant twist this morning due to the spasm LOL so here I am with the long end of the belt thingie in my left hand trying to slide it through the eye thingie as i chace it wround my right side.........15 mins later it is threaded through and breace is now on tight and secure LOL........now i pull my pants up and put my shirt on and gingerly walk to the front room to sit and rest and let the sweat drip dry on me LOL
The brace does help the spasm pain after a while and I decide to NOT call mom up and cancel so at 10am I walk out the door and try to get in my truck with the back brace on.......that is tough when it is designed to not let you bend at the waist LOL I get in and off I go......i pick up mom and she looks at me and says....."your frowning" I just said..."oh i did not know that" Sitting in the brace behind the wheel is very uncomfortable to say the least LOL.
We get to the park and begin our walk. I was able to walk 3 loops before I needed to sit down!!!!! Then after that it was a loop and a half before sitting again and I was only able to walk 8 of the 10 planned loops. So it helped for the start of the walk but after the 3rd loop i was in pain again......and my pain has moved when walking with wearing the brace. It was just the lower right back before the brace.......today it was lower left back and both hip were screaming at me so it had put me back in alignment and my body was protesting LOL
By loop 4 the skin on my tummy felt like it was on fire but i said nothing as I did not want to get into any discussions about my pain, the brace etc with mom......that is a long story in and of itself......short version....i avoid health, body, pain discussions with her if I can avoid it. She means well with her suggestions and advice but she tries to hard to FIX my problem instead of just listening to me and respecting the fact I know my body and I know what I am talking about.
When i got home I took the brace off and i had rubbed hot spots from the sweat and friction on a few areas so i now have to wear a tank top then put my brace on then put my t-shirt on so now i will sweat even more wearing 2 shirts LOL
I then watched some TV while reading emails.....took a break for dinner and logged off the computer.
I turned on the baseball game at 5pm and decided to finish up my emails and my computer said it could not find my wireless device.....I was like WHAT!!!!! it was there and working 30 mins ago LOL. I spent the next 2 hours trouble shooting why my connection manager was telling me I had never choosen a wireless server(I had one 30 mins prior LOL....Verizon LOL) so after 2 hours of internal searching, trouble shooting, restoring my system to where it was prior to the driver update(no I am not a computer techie geek LOL) I just kept going where the pops up told me to try next LOL, restarting my computer 4 times, then finally shutting it off totally for about 5 mins as i discuss the issue with God and begged Him to get my connector to connect to my Verizon wireless. I turned the computer back on praying the entire time and WOOHOO it said i had a wireless server and could connect LOL.......first thing I did was a full system virus scan.......all was ok and here I am trying this out finally. I began this journey to talk about my day at 5pm and it is now 8:15pm and I am finally typing away LOL
I am mentally exhausted now but I am still smiling!!!!!!!! Oh and the mariners won the ball game!!!!!!! Goodnight.