Lesson Learned: Bad Idea Trying to Sit on Floor With Bad Hips
Friday, July 19, 2013
I learned a lesson today; my days of being able to sit down on the floor are over.
My cats have a cat tree in the living room; the bottom is square with a "cubby hole" in it. I happened to notice Timmy curled up in there sleeping earlier today; he looked so cute with his face and front paws barely poking out! So, I went and got my camera. I thought I would be able to get a better picture if I got down on his level, so I got down on the floor.
Big mistake! And I should have remembered from other times when it was hard to get back up. But today was the worst. My hip seized up on me, and not my "bad" one either, but the right one. It does that from time to time if I move the wrong way. I'm not sure why it does that, and my doctors haven't been able to explain it either. It's just one of the weird things my body does since I've been on chemo for so long.
Anyway, back to my story. I tried to get up and couldn't, it just made my hip seize up more. I finally had to crawl over to my recliner, and after some awkward twisting and turning, finally got myself into the chair. Thank God I was able to get up without help, otherwise, it would have been a long crawl to the bedroom where my phone was, lol!
I am ok now. Just have to baby that hip for about a day or two because when it's happened in the past, it seems to trigger additional spasms for about 24 hours. I just have to be careful when sitting and standing up, I have to do it slowly, and be careful to move that leg only forward and not off to the side.