I have had a couple of weeks away from the real world, and I have had enough.
Nearly two weeks ago I had a shower and as I lifted my foot to clean it my back went into spasm. It was horrendous. Couldn’t move or walk. Have decided that from now on I will be air washing – will let you know how it goes….
My lovely lovely husband has picked up the slack – taking kids to and from school, and doing the sport runs, early morning choir trips, and doctors visits! Isn’t he nice? He looks after me.
The boy is being good to me, and is giving me lots of cuddles and gentle back rubbing. The girl keeps trying to hang off me, or to give her cuddles when she is lying down (not a chance of getting down there luv). She is trying in her way to be loving and supportive, just doesn’t always turn out that way.
I have had some friends drop over some meals for me, which means I don’t have to think too hard about cooking and I don’t have to stand too long in the kitchen. The conversation about what to cook was interesting though – they asked what the kids ate? I said not much and don’t worry about them – I had vegemite. Yes the vegemite!
Apparently yesterday was take-away night. The boy decided that since I was ‘broken’ I shouldn’t cook dinner, but I wasn’t too broken to cook a cake ‘pwease mummy’. Interesting theory….
I haven’t been able to work, not good for the bank balance. Have had to tell a few clients to clean their own toilets! (yes I clean other people’s houses) And I have the guilts that I am not trying hard enough to do anything. Even though my back spasms when I try to stand up, move, cough, and please please don’t make me laugh!! Love the mummy guilts…
Sleeping is interesting. Hurts to turn over, hurts to lie in one spot for too long. I have ‘sheet’ burn on my elbow from trying to move myself in the night – the only way to do it is to prop myself up on my elbow, turn slowly, then somehow ease my arm out of the way. Panedeine Forte helps a bit.
Hopefully, hopefully I am on the mend. I have hurt the bottom two discs in my spine, but it doesn’t seem to be permanent, and some other doctor talk that I don’t understand. And I will have to keep the area stabilised so that I don’t do it again. It seems to be an old weightlifting injury. Damn you sport!!
I am still here, and going on. Just from the inside of my house at the moment.
And I haven’t forgotton the wine!