Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Back

My Back has always been my weakest link and why I have suffered from 5 ruptured discs over 40 years. There is nothing more excruciating in terms of pain. I managed to cure myself with every episode despite seeking medical help. I would stay flat on my back for weeks with a heating pad and tons of Ibuprofen.
Yesterday as I was packing I lifted a box that was much too heavy for my weakened body and pulled a muscle on the left side of my back. What a blessing. Since all my ruptures happened on the right side. L3, L4 and L5. Always from a twist and bend. So although I woke up today unable to straighten myself up into an erect position, I know this will heal quickly. Took a day off from packing and just let my back rest.

~ Tutte ~