Monday, November 19, 2012

Back At Ya

I spent most of Friay in this chair. I spent a good part of Thursday evening, well, make that Friday morning in the same chair. For some reason my lower back began to ache terribly on Thursday. It isn't the sharp pain I associate with a pinched nerve, or a pulled muscle. It aches all the time, not just when I move. I have no clue what is going on! But, after I managed to sleep for about 1 1/2 hours the pain woke me up. I couldn't get comfy in bed, and instead of dwelling on it, I got up and read blogs. It was very pleasant. All of the fuzzy children, and Mr Dreamy, were in bed. It was just me. No noses poking at me. No deep eyes boring into my soul from across the room....

Earlier, Jesse (Guest dog) stared and wagged
beseeching me to come pet her.
She didn't want to give up the prime real estate of Gypsy's new bed!
I have some new followers. I'd like to thank them for taking the time to stop, for a moment, to see what I have to say. I am so appreciative - as I am of all my followers!

Melissa found me via Farmer's Wifey. She writes a delightful blog called, The Things I'd Tell You... where she converses with her mother in some of her posts and shares all of the pain and frustration of raising a family, as well as the exciting news and events of the day, and wishes she could hear her mother's replies. Melissa's son, 9 year-old Alexander, writes his own blog, Through Alexander's Eyes. I think I am in love with Alexander! I want to give him a (((hug)))!

Three other followers are Marissa Fox McCann, Hey J, and Yvonne. I can't find out if they have a blogs as the link I follow for each just goes to a list of blogs they follow. But, regardless, I am thankful to have them as new friends and one day hope to be able to follow their work.

Oh, so, back at ya.... 
I'm tired. I called the Doctor's office the minute they opened. I'm usually not a wimp, but there is nothing that stops the ache, and it is wearing "on my last nerve" (as my friends would say in the south!) Aleve doesn't alleviate... they lied in their advertisements! 

The Doctor doesn't think it is a kidney infection. I haven't had a bladder infection, which usually precedes a problem with the kidneys, and the pain is below the kidneys. He's treating me with a course of Prednisone, to put a halt to any inflammation that may be causing the problem.

I suppose I could have wrenched something hauling that crumby hay for the horses ;-)  Hopefully it will resolve itself in a few days and I'll be back to my chipper self!

P.S. I am on the mend. The volume of the ache has been turned way down. I slept without any medication last night - that's progress! 


  1. How strange. . .I have been having lower back pain, too. And when I called my Dr. they said I was the third person that morning that called with the same problem. I think mine was from helping some ladies move hay. It is the oddest pain, it doesn't hurt to move, but the hurts in my lower back, moves to the front and down both my legs. I have been wearing a heat patch, which helps. And I got some pain relievers and muscle relaxers from the doc.

  2. glad your mending. Back aches, or aches in general, always tend to cast a shadow on the day, especially when they won't go away. I see your reading The Story of Rose on your Kindle. I've not read that one yet, but I fell in love with Rose in a Storm. Gorgeous story telling!

  3. I've been crunchy too. Might be weather cooling off and muscles tense because of cold. Get well soon!

  4. Wow, thanks for the shoutout! I love that you are appreciative and know when you get new followers! I do in fact have a blog, I don't know why it doesn't show up!

    Nonetheless, I hope your back feels better! This weekend my legs started to ache so bady, kind of a similar dull pain ache, I think its because I did gymnastics for years and that sucks for your joints, and when it gets so cold it just makes me realize I should be stretching more often!

  5. Hopefully by the time you read my post, you'll be feeling all better. Mine hurts right now but, I know why :)

  6. Sorry you are not feeling "normal." Hopefully that will happen post haste!

  7. Hope you are all better soon..getting older..sometimes our bodies just say STOP..and we should listen! :)

  8. Oh no! So sorry your back is hurting.

  9. For some reason, folks are not nearly as sympathetic with back pain as with more visible ailments. Of course, as we grow older, our friends seem to be more sympathetic perhaps because they have suffered the same ailment. Although I usually have a couple of bouts of back pain each year, I've been much more careful this past year --- and it has definitely reduced the number of days I've suffered from backache. Hope you pain is no longer interfering with your life!



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