|Rabbit Rabbit! White Rabbit!|
Today is Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 and this 'Rabbit Rabbit!' is a little late in the day. But... this tardiness is due to my inability to get around today. Apparently I've done something to my back again. Can barely walk - the spasms are so bad.
First time this happened (September) I was pretty sure what happened. This time I have no idea. Possibly could have been caused by something I did while cooking and cleaning for Thanksgiving guests and dinner. I forget that at 74 I can't do all that I used to do without consequences.
I have to admit that my back was aching a bit the last few days, but Saturday evening I realized that it had 'seized up' again. Whatever it is runs from the base of my spine almost in the middle (but a little to the left) and up all the way into my left shoulder and down my left leg.
Stayed in bed most of the day today applying heat and cold. Walked slowly around a bit with a cane to exercise and stretch a bit (was afraid I was going to either throw up or pass out doing this - also was afraid my leg would give way) and am taking Tylenol (just one in the morning and one in the evening to take the edge off).
And all 3 cats stayed in bed with me.Tux is my worrier. He stayed close, licking my hands and purring the whole time.
Anyway, I'm thankful that it didn't seize up until after everyone had left for home. We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner and birthday (youngest grand daughter's 7th) Thursday. Then we all sat around the fireplace eating, drinking, and talking (watched some football too of course) while the grand kids played video games and otherwise entertained themselves. Got them to stand still for a few minutes for pictures (which was especially difficult for youngest who was being a grouch as you can see).
Everyone overnighted and Friday morning we all went out for breakfast, then took the kids with us to pick out our Christmas tree. We always get a live one (usually around 7-8 feet) and they help choose. The house smells wonderful... that Christmas tree smell!
So all in all, except for this dern back, it was a good holiday. And no matter what, I'm grateful to be here to spend it with family and friends (and to share it with those of you I consider my blogging friends).
I sincerely hope your Thanksgiving was good too. Sending you wishes for a happy, healthy, safe holiday season!
PS: DH has been wonderful... bringing me my meds, cooking for us, and taking care of things that need doing. Obviously I'm thankful for him too.