Thursday, July 19, 2007

Yesterday
My house is totally trashed. And when I say totally, I mean that there is not a corner to be found that isn't a mess. So yesterday I rallied the kids around me and we started cleaning. But, soon, they were getting out more toys and just playing around. So, I tried again to explain how good it would feel if we had a clean house. Again, they started to clean... only to be distracted with a good bean bag chair fight. So, I threatened them. "I'm going to vacuum in 15 minutes. Anything in my way will be sucked up and thrown out." Now, my 8 year old knows that it isn't really possible for me to vacuum up his soccer ball, but, he does know that I have thrown toys away before. This is motivating. The kids get to work. And so, I start to dust. Might as well do something useful while they are getting their toys picked up, right? Wrong. As I reach for a spot that has an obscene amount of dust on it, I feel it. The twinge. You know the one you get in your back that just screams "NOW YOU'VE DONE IT!" I slowly lower my arms only to feel the pain intensify. Nausea overwhelms me and I feel like I need to run, not walk, run to the bathroom before I puke everywhere, but I can't move. So, I lie on the floor. Which feels worse than standing. I have Red pull out some Advil and I take as many as I think I can without killing myself. I've thrown my back out - again. This is the second time this year. The first time I threw it out while I was answering the phone. Someone called early in the morning and I jumped out of bed to get it before it woke the kids. And now, I've thrown it out while dusting. I lead a dangerous life, don't you think? The good news? Sitting up totally straight feels the best right now. Which means: I can still blog! WHEW!! Dodged a bullet that time...

11 comments:

Kimberly said...

Oh...you poor girl! I do hope the kids are kind to you!

mcewen said...

I shouldn't laugh but really! Throw your back out whilst dusting! Still, like you say, you can still blog!
Cheers and best wishes for a painfree existence soon

Tammy and Parker said...

Youch! I'm so sorry. Can your doctor call something in for you?

Heather said...

Never done it and I'm crossing my fingers!

I'm with mcewen, I couldn't help but laugh- the phone and dusting are not your friends.

Jamie J said...

Oh ouch!! Hope you can find some relief soon!

Jean Knee said...

well I guess this means no house work for you ( are you sure you threw your back out? sounds a bit fishy)

Leah Joy said...

I hope you have a good chiropractor and that they can fit you in fast!

It is no fun when your out of line and things just don't work!

Hope you feel better soon!

diana said...

i've never thrown my back out. doesn't sound like fun... yet, if it gets one out of housework. no, just kidding. hope you feel better soon.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

awwhh, My Lissa! so sorry for your pain. hope you feel awesome again soon! see, if you had become a biker babe, it wouldn't be dusting and answering phones to hurt your back, it would be bar fights and flashing tatoos! :) take care girl, kathleen :)

kailani said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! Nothing worse than a sore back! Believe me, I know!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I guess there will be no dancing to 50 cent for you this weekend, young lady!

"Come on girl put your back into it, shake it, shake that arse, girl"

Don't judge me. I heard it on Glenn Beck's radio program and couldn't stop my whole back end from wiggling along.