Saturday, December 06, 2008
My parents were moving into a new apartment. No one to help a couple of mid 70 yr old people move. So my room mate and I moved them.
I was standing on the back of a trailer moving my parents. I was sliding a huge heavy dresser towards the end of the trailer. When the hitch came loose and I hit the ground flat on my back. Before I could move the big heavy dresser landed on top of me and flattened me onto the street, smashing the dresser into many pieces. All the drawers still in it too.
Earlier that same day I was helping carrying a big old heavy microwave. You know some of the old ones are, were heavy. Parents still have that one too. I was walking backwards and fell backwards over the hitch. Flat on my back, knees still over the hitch. The other person caught the microwave and pushed it into the van. This fall bruised my arm on the back door of the van real bad. This looked and hurt a lot worse than my back.
I should have gone to the doc that day. But we were tired and my folks had to get moved out completely. Plus the new apt was so dirty. I don't know who they hired to clean it but what a lousy job they did. We also scrubbed all the cabinets and the bathroom, head to toe.
I was sore all over. I just thought it was all the work we had just spent three weeks doing.
After a while my back no longer hurt except once in a while. Then one day the pain started and hasn't stopped yet. I could not walk from the living room to the kitchen. I have to sit on a chair to cook. Showers were the worse. I couldn't stand up long enough and I did not have a bath stool or the money for one. I did have a very short stool to sit on. My hubby had to lower me into the tub and then pull me up out of the tub.
Of course all during this time of pain I gained more weight. I was at 180 when I got hurt. I went up to my highest at 286. This made the pain worse. The wheelchair more necessary. I am way ready to shed off all the extra I put on and the extra I had on me when I got hurt. I am hoping that I will not have to use my wheelchair after that.
Thanks for listening. I know I can do this. I have done it before.