Monday, 19 May 2008

Hobbling along...

I know I often go longer than a week ,between entry’s, but this time I have been unable to sit at the commuter for any length, because I hurt my back ,You remember I told you I washed the lounge curtains ,a week last Thursday, I stood on a sturdy low table,to put them back up again ,getting down ,the dog was just where I needed to land ,so I jumped out of her way ,ouch !Didn’t appear to be any ill effects so I made myself a cuppa and sat and admired my clean windows and curtains , Friday was fine ,I told you Kate and Chrissie came over we went up to town in the car an browsed the shops up there ,

Then Saturday,  When I did my last entry telling you I was going to take my trolley and, get some veggies and look for any books in the second hand book shop, whilst in there I picked up a box of books to see what goodies were hiding underneath BIG MISTAKE, during the 18 12 overture someone and.with a machete, no I’m exaggerating, my back went into spasm, how I managed to get home I don’t know, but I did,

Sunday morning still in pain I am walking round the furniture rang Chrissie to see if I could borrow her late Mums Walking stick ,she and Mark brought it over for me Sunday afternoon,Monday Maurice took me to the Editorial group meeting ,and I managed quite well in spite of having my leg pulled ,I wasn’t so good on Tuesday night in fact I went into a major spasm ,so I had to make the decision not to go on the mystery trip ,now you know how  much I wanted to go ,but Maurice took me to the Doctors instead , I was given pain killers and muscle relaxant ,The Doc told me to exercise  heehee ?,but the tablets are making me sleep a lot ,I shall be gong back to the Docs again on Wednesday ,as I am really no better ,Sorry for all the doom and gloom folks but I wanted you to know why I haven’t been able to sit to answer all your comments ,This entry has taken ages, because  I have been taking lots of breaks and now I feel just like one of these dear little ''Rag Dolls'',,with love

 

48 comments:

nightmaremom said...

ouch!  ohhhhhhhh Jan I do hope you feel better and soon.  
hugs
d

beckiepainton said...

very painful, ive always got back ache, my own fault for slouching my mum would say!! Beckie x

pm71blackfen said...

Jan, I'm so sorry to hear about your back, I do hope it improves soon.
I'm pleased you were able to be at the computer long enough to show us the Lavender Blue photos, I love seeing the displays, it's just my kind of stuff and looking at them I can see that I've already got quite a bit of it! ~~ Pat http://journals.aol.co.uk/pm71blackfen/ramblings-from-pat/

jaymact1 said...

Hi Jan just back and so sorry to hear about your back they are such a pain in the neck when they go off. A stick is a very good idea I use one when my back goes off on one of its little turns and so handy to help you out of seat much better than getting pulled up.  Hope all is well soon. Love Joan.

blpltt said...

Oh poor you, Jan.  My back often goes into spasm, but I've never had a MAJOR one.  Stops you in your tracks I'm sure.
Lovely Lavender Blue.  Good job I'm over on the other side of the UK!
Bunny xx

sunnybethe said...

Oh you poor dear!  I am so sorry.  One thing about bad backs, when your back hurts you hurt all over.  I sure hope you are over the rough patch now.  hugs,  Bethe

jjdolfin9 said...

Oh Jan.  I am so sorry.  I have a bad back (won't go into it now) and I know that sitting in one position for very long is hard for me.  Your injury is fresh so you better take good care of yourself girlfriend.  Hope it's better really soon.
Hugs, Joyce

siennastarr said...

Having back pain/spasms is awul.  Been there, done that.  I hope you get to feeing better, Jan!  So sorry, my friend...:(


Hugs
Jackie

http://journals.aol.com/siennastarr/Hopefloats/

marainey1 said...

Dear Jan how terrible.  I know those spasms cause a lot of pain for sure.  From what I've seen time and rest seems to be the best thing.  Take good care .  You are in my prayers.  'On Ya' -ma

lindaggeorge said...

Ouch! Poor you, I was wondering what had happened to you. Hope it soon improves. Take care.

Love, Linda x.

lanurseprn said...

I just LOVE Lavendar Blue! Thanks for sharing it with us. I could spend all of my paycheck in there! LOL!
I'm so sorry about your back. I know that is miserable! Take those meds and REST! I hope you get to feeling back to your normal self very soon.
Love, Pam xoxox

sdrogerson said...

ow back pain is no joke I do hope it gets better soon.

dklars said...

Hope you feel better soon  ~~Kath~~

pamal3 said...

Aw Jan. What a shame. I totally sympathise. I have suffered myself and also my mum just really hurt hers last week. Her holidays were this week and she managed to go, just In no more as she had a lady come to her house and used a massage technique. Maybe you should think about that or accupuncture has been highly reccommended also. Either way, I hope you get relief from all this pain. Loved the pics. Take care. Love Pam xx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,you have been very brave to sit at the computer  and do this entry ,when I know you have been in so much pain with your back ...just hope and pray it will get better  soon .Good idea to go back and see the Doctor and tell him or her  its still bad ....Lavendar Blue  looks lovely  with the gardening theme,which is just right as its Chelsea Flower Show this week ......Take care big Sis...With love Jeanxxxxx

madcobug said...

That shop has a lot of beautiful things. Sending up prayers that your back will be better soon. Hugs, Helen

oddb0dkins said...

I hope Kizzie appreciates the sacrifice you made Jan.
I see Lavender Blue are letting you take pics inside now as well as the window display. They must be enjoying the extra trade that comes their way with your advertising. ;O)
They do a good job though, that's for sure.

Hope the back is better soon M'dear. Shame you missed the mystery trip.

B. x

sybilsybil45 said...

Dear Jan,  There is nothing worse than back pain of that I am sure...I know this so well...also there is so little that seems to be able to be done. It is something that eventually eases itself..how long it takes...is the big question...lets hope in your case it won't be too long before you feel more easy.  Love sybil xx

astoriasand said...

Do you know Jan I  have been in agony with my back since last Thursday.I think playing badminton with Grandaughter in my garden is my reason.Well after 50yrs off the pitch,what does one expect he-he.Good job I can still laugh.I am persevering but ouch!!! it hurts.It didn't stop me going away this weekend though LOL!! A last minute decision Friday evening.I do hope yours soon heals Jan .It's a nightmare of a pain is backache.I'll give you a buzz this week.No more climbing to change curtains from now on .Please Take Care. Lovely pictures once again from Lavender blue.I took some similar at Skirlington market at the weekend.Take Care God Bless.Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

lsfp1960 said...

Jan, So sorry to her about your back.  I've been thru back problems too, so I feel your pain.  I love Lavender Blue and I'm so glad you shared more pictures.  There's some little shops down in the little town of Sumner (about 10 miles from me) that look like that inside. So much neat stuff.  There's one called Simple Tidings and every once in awhile I go down and get some lavendar laundry soap for my sheets & towels. Well, I hope the doctor gets your back squared away soon.  Take care...Linda in Washington state

chat2missie said...

Sorry about your back.  Kevin's back has been giving him lots of trouble too.  Enjoy the rest of your week.
Missie

jhorky said...

Jan, I do hope yuour back is feeling better.  I have intermittent back pain from all the knocks I have taken over the years.  I do hope yours does not linger.  Lucy

sylvia.ancrum@talktalk.net said...

Hi Jan, so sorry you did yourself a mischief,hope you feel better soon,love reading your journel. Lavender Blue seems a very interesting shop,I like the cats!Looking forward to catching up with you next time.Cheers S

rdautumnsage said...

Dear sweet Jan, I'm so sorry to hear your back is hurting you so much. I'm keeping you in my prayers on the smoke, hopefully for a quick recovery. (Hugs) Indigo

cayasm said...

Hey Jan, I know the feeling only too well and I'm so sorry you are now suffering back pain(it's the pits) sorry you missd your mystery trip. wishing you a speedy recovery.

Big Hugs

Yasmin
xx

cacklinrosie101 said...

A pulled back is total misery and seems to happen so easy.  That's a shame you missed your mystery trip.  I enjoyed your pictures from Lavender Blue so much, as always.  Take care and don't worry about the journals.  I'm behind as can be also.  I've had shingles for the past week which finally seem to be getting under control.  Love xx Chris

mariealicejoan said...

Ohh Jan, so sorry to hear this.  There is nothing worse than back pain.  I shall say a few prayers for you that you find some relief soon.  (((hugs)))
love,
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

aniracj said...

Hi Jan, hurry up and get well.....I don't like to think of you in pain. Just look after yourself, these doggies are good at getting in the way aren't they?!!! I think Sascha wants to go to Australia.......she has started digging a huge hole in the garden....we keep filling it in, she digs it out again - good game!!!!

ally123130585918 said...

Jan I am so sorry to hear you have hurt your back ~ and you missed out on your Mystery Trip ~ Hope those pain killers are are helping ~ Ally x

frdbrow7 said...

Oh Jan, I do feel for you, how easily these things can happen, and I have been in your position a few times myself.  So painful, frustrating and disabling.  I don't know what to suggest as it seems that only time can get you better.  But hoping it is sooner rather than later.  Lovely pics of Lavender Blue, have to go to the mobile scan unit tomorrow, so will take a peek whilst I'm there.  Having to go on the bus now I'm unable to drive, the bus service is the pits, isn't it? :-(

take care
love Freda

egre328 said...

So sorry to hear that you have hurt your back.  Hope you are soon feeling better.  Eileen x

adlessor said...

So sorry about your back Jan.   I don't think there is a worse place to hurt than a back.   It just controls everything you do from jusy sitting, walking or even laughing.    Hope you feel better soon.            Dawn
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kaydeejay5449 said...

I am so sorry you are going through so much distress with your back injury.  When your back hurts, EVERYTHING hurts right along with it.  Take it easy, rest and follow your Doctor's instructions.  I'll be sending some prayers and good thoughts your way.
Love, Kathy

kaydeejay5449 said...

P.S.   Beautiful pictures of Lavendar Blue!  I want to shop there someday!!!
Love, Kathy

richardson749 said...

Hope your feeling a lot better.

jmoqueen said...

oh no jan that's terrible :(  I hope your back feels better soon xx  Shame you missed the mystery trip

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

faveanti said...

A bad back is so not a good thing to have.  I shouldn't bother going back to doc.  'exercise' indeed, when you can hardly stand up.  My sympathy me luv.  Lavender Blue looks better every time you show us.  You're a good photographer
love, Angie, xx

ukgal36 said...

sorry about your back..love the lavender pics..i love lavender!
Lyn

rachealcarol said...

Gosh Jan! hope the back eases soon.  Lavender Blue is wonderful, my kind of shop :) Rache

labdancer51 said...

Oh Jan, your poor thing.  I hope your back is getting better now.  Back pain can be awful and I hope you won`t have to use that walking stick much longer.  It`s so easy to put your back out, sometimes just a false move will do it.  Take care and thanks for the comment on my journal. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

kirkbyj05 said...

I have been on all fours with back pain Jan and know just what you are going through.  Both you and 'Our Kate' are going through the wars at the moment...aren't you?
I hope rest helps it.   You will be able to exercise eventually.  Don't go rushing it just yet.
Take care,
Hugs
Jeanie xxx

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - you poor girlie, fancy doing that to your back.   It sounds funny for the Doc to say exercise when you are in pain, but it does help - just doing a bit of housework will help.   Take care, i am thinking of you.... and Lavender Blue looks fab, i'd spend a fortune in there !
Luv Jaynee X

mortonlake said...

sorry to hear  jan.as someone who has had  back trouble for the past  16 years or so,had  a  disc removed,  i  really do sympathise.   you take care,  if  it seizes up  get in the "recovery"  position for back trouble,physio taught  me it.lay on back gently  bring you legs up,until your heels  are as close  to your  bottom (being  polite  see,lol ) as you can get them.     and  relax.       pain will ease.  hope you better  soon,take care love mort  xxx

plieck30 said...

Jan sure hope you are better by now. I know we just hate to give up and go to the doctor and to even write about what ails us. Well guess you can at least sit and enjoy looking at your clean curtains. Paula

icklemisssexpot said...

{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}} I do hope that your back is better now...We're being a right bunch of klutz's here in J land in the last few months...Falling about and bashing ourselves around etc :o(   Caff xxxxxx

makemarc said...

I, on the other hand, only have a nasty case of plantar fascitis. But for the first few minutes every morning after I wake up, I'm hobbling so much you'd think I was auditioning for the part of Brokeback Mountain.

howiseeit101 said...

OW! I can relate to your pain.  Feel better soon.  -Karen

wipforever said...

Hope your back is feeling better now, Jan.  I wouldn't wish back pain on anyone, especially if the nerves are involved and it sounds like yours might be.  

Blessings to you and prayers for a speedy recovery!
Sheila