Ode to past injuries...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
For the record: No, I didn't eat another bite of cake last week and I haven't eaten a single sweet that was more than 92 calories/serving since!
July 4th every year should be so sweet
But this weekend reminded me of a bugger from 8 years ago
Car accident injuries flared up, up, up
And I couldn't bare to put on my show
Family and friends had plans to come down
Sunday should have seen me be the hostess on the scene
Instead all I wanted was peace and darkness
And a tiny bit of ice cream
I put up a good battle against the pain
Did I mention almost all week it rained?
Why do you remind so often during the year
My hateful past injuries that are so tiresome
You never let me forget about the drunk elderly lady
I get angry at first, but then I'm left with pain and I'm bummed!
July 4, 2004 I was in a head on collision in which an elderly woman had crackers, medication and Scotch on her stomach. I suffer often these days still and it bums me out. I'd say it has caused me to be in moderate to severe pain at least one full day a week every week for the past 8 years. I have hopes that I am able to strengthen my neck and shoulder muscles to learn to be more resistant to the injuries through some of the strength training I've started incorporating into my weekly routine. This is a lot of personal out there, but i picked up 12 cinder blocks (no, just one at a time) and helped my husband load them into the back of our SUV. Without realizing it, I had jarred or pulled or pissed off something in my neck area. Within an hour I was lapsing into pain that continued to only get worse through the day and the night was dreadful for both of us. Pain medication helps sometimes, but when it doesn't I know it won't and I just have to baby everything until the injury stops hurting.