Am I Getting Old?

How bad is it when I can put my arms over my head and stretch, and tear up the muscles in my back and neck so bad that I’m in pain for days? That was me on Friday morning, and the pain is still making my life miserable.

I’ve never messed up my back this bad before; well, not by just stretching for heaven’s sake! Falling down the stairs maybe, or crashing my car way back when, but not stretching! I can’t put my chin down to my chest all the way, bending it backward isn’t much better, turning my head side to side hurts, and trying to bend my neck toward my shoulder is bad too. I feel like I should be wearing one of those neck things. I feel like I’m old! Or something.

My back is better today than it was all weekend, but it’s probably going to be another week or so before it’s really back to normal and maybe longer than that. In the morning I’m much stiffer and in more pain than later in the day, and sleeping is just awful so I’m not doing much of that right now. That’s why I’m up at 5:45! Hurts too much to stay in bed. I’m supposed to drive LittleOne to her flute lesson today, but it’s probably not happening. Between the garage doors and simply driving, I’d probably be down for rest of the day afterward, if not two.

Interestingly enough, the task that bothers my back/neck least ATM is quilting. Darn. Aside from a client meeting this afternoon, thankfully via telephone, that’s my plan for the day I think. Maybe I’ll make one of these cute beaded spiders! Kimberly and I each bought one at the Arts & Crafts Shop in Stuttgart last week. They are soooo cute! Hers had a big black glass bead with white spots all over it for a body and a red head, if I remember correctly.

Now, you all might be aware that I have a major aversion to bugs, spiders, flying things, etc., but I just couldn’t resist bringing this one home to live here. There were so many cute ones, it was hard to choose! (There were also some that looked a bit too real if you know what I mean. Their bodies were just a bit too much like real spiders, so I passed on those. There are limits.) I’ll have to see if I have some big beads that I could use to make this one a companion. Oh! or maybe little beads for babies!

Have a wonderful quilty day!

2 thoughts on “Am I Getting Old?

  1. It may make you feel better to know I tore a back muscle coughing only last weekend! For a week I couldn’t pick up my 12-month-old, let alone the nearly 3-year-old! Unfortunately I couldn’t quilt either, and I did want to!

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  2. Hi Emma! I don’t know if I feel better, but at least I know I’m not alone! Thankfully, my kids are too big to pick up on a normal day, so I didn’t have to even try that with my neck and back in such a sad state. 😀 Mine is getting better slowly but surely, hope yours is too!

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