Thursday, July 31, 2008

Just when you don't have a spare second....

I sailed last Sunday. That's nothing new...however, instead of crewing the sailboat, I skippered. The boat I sail is a Star, a 2 man racing boat. As a crew, you are always moving around, adjusting this, checking that....but as a skipper, you really have to concentrate, watching the sails, the telltales, the wind, and steering accordingly. Sometimes very, very slight adjustments need to be made, sometimes faster, bigger adjustments are necessary. Adjusting too fast or too slow can slow your speed (or in my case, totally and completely stall the boat).

so, we sailed and I had so much fun.....then, when we were done, I got up and my back hurt, so I stretched the best I could and took some Advil. By Monday morning, I had the back spasm of the century. If I moved the wrong way, it felt like I had laid on an electic fence. Every once in a while, the muscles would spasm more and it was worse than labor pains.

I went to the doctor and got some muscle relaxants. They are helping. However, after 3 days of not being able to do anything at bending, lifting, moving quickly....the house is a disaster, the kids know I can't do anything, so they are taking advantage of that....I have no clean underwear..wearing a bathing suit today.....I have lots to catch up on this afternoon if the meds work.

On a good note.....I did find the 2 library books, missing since June...I was all set to go and 'fess up today and write a check to replace them, but now I don't have to!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Bonny said...

I know this isn't funny - the pain sounds horrible - but your post made me laugh! Glad you had a good time at the regatta but so sorry you're paying the price now.

Feel better soon (and can't the kids do laundry and housework - *giggle* - I can just see them with the mop and bucket!)