Saturday, January 06, 2007

What a Way to Start Out 2007

I could have written about this 5 days ago, but today has been the first day I've been able to sit and type something out all at once without too much pain.

On New Year's Eve, Phillip and I decided to stay in and watch movies. It was snowing pretty bad out and we didn't want to deal with it. After midnight, I had the grand idea to scoop Lola's poop and take it out to the trash.

Well, on my way to the dumpster, I literally took four steps, slipped in the snow, and landed smack on my lower back. My feet came right out from under me and I came crashing down on my ass. My ass is large and in charge, but it didn't cushion my fall, which disappointed me.

To make things worse, my keys went flying into the snow when I fell and I couldn't find them. So I had to try and grope for my keys in freezing cold weather. I was dumb enough to not put on a coat or gloves or anything. I mean, why should I? The dumpster is literally five feet from our door.

And I had to fall and hurt my back a mere three feet from my back door. LOVE IT!

So my back is all messed up. It's so bad that I have a hard time sitting and walking. But I'm trying to move around as much as I can because it kind of makes it feel a little better. I've been alternating hot and cold packs on my back and yesterday I went swimming in a very nice 86 degree pool. The swimming helped, but only short term.

If the pain doesn't go away by Monday, or if I'm not able to regain the use of my right leg, I'll have to see my doctor. I don't want to do this because our deductible is so high that I'll have to pay for the visit out of pocket. Lovely, huh?

So that was a wonderful way to start 2007, don'tcha think? *sigh*

1 comment:

Karyn said...

Bloody pets!

Hope you spontaneously recover without the need for costly (and surely useless) medical intervention.

Teach Lola to poop in the toilet...I swear I would if I thought our cat would co-operate.