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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 04-27-2007 02:46 PM 608 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday morning, my daughter hobbled downstairs and begged for a massage to loosen up her back which had taken on a muscle spasm while she prepared for work. She couldn’t bend, twist, or even breathe deeply. Poor girl. I got her moving and off she went to work.

A couple hours later as I was picking up some wood that Rick had transferred into the basement via the basement window, my lower back seized up and I was hit with a brief panic about how I was going to make it back up those stairs. Slow and gentle movements got me upright and I did manage to get back to the main level of the house but the rest of the day was a right-off as things such as bending, twisting, sitting, standing and laying down were slow and painful.

After my daughter returned from work, still stiff and sore, we watched some TV only to listen to Ellen D’s monologue talking about, you guessed it, back pain!!

After a long, agonizing night of trying to toss and turn (which of course was slow and agonizing) I am still not moving freely. I even had to resort to “drugs” to try and move things along more quickly. It’s the weekend, you know!! (Come on Advil, do your wonders!)

Anyway, back to the wood: during Rick’s job at renovating this woodworking shop, he had to rip up an old wood floor. I of course asked, “so where’s the wood?” and Wednesday night it came home (Thus the pile of tongue-and-groove oak slipped into the basement.)

When I told Obi about the find the other day I had said that the cost was $ 0. After yesterday’s events, the cost got extremely more expensive. I should have just left it on the floor. That’ll “learn me”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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frank

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#1 posted 04-27-2007 03:27 PM

Hi Debbie;
—-Ha!....that’s like what I heard once about getting a ‘free barn’....nothing is free and all the time I thought time was free, till as I got older I soon learned that even time has a price.

When anyone tells me something is free, I look around and see all those ‘other’ folks standing there with their hands all held out. It’s at times like this I usually check my back pocket to make sure my wallet is still intact. Like when the minister comes before his congregation and says that he has been given a vision for the church….and yes, those visions always turn out to be expensive to those who have to support the vision.

....some-time,—-I want to learn the meaning of being—- ,content….

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#2 posted 04-27-2007 03:32 PM

my back would have been better off if the wood had just gone into the dumpster as intended.
But, down the road, I’m sure that I’ll be changing my mind on that!

That “Free” enticement can really change people, can’t it? The vision gets blurred, heartbeat races, focus on current goals gets lost, saliva starts drooling out the corner of the mouth….

that reminds me of a rummage sale that I attended once: the church doors opened at precisely 8:30 am and two senior women got stuck in the doorway, each wanting to be the first to get the waiting treasures. Neither woman would back up to let the other through and I think we waited a full minute before they were finally pushed through the doorway (by other people trying to be the first at the best deals). It was fascinating!! That was probably 25 years ago and I remember it so clearly. And I still laugh

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 04-27-2007 08:29 PM

Sorry to hear about your back. I hope it gets better soon. Proper lifting techniques can help you save your back when it comes to lifting, especially when you have to get something off the floor. Using your legs and not your back is preferred. Sometimes, that doesn’t help, either. When I built my shop I had more time than money, so I decided that I would shovel the 14 yards of dirt that I removed from the site before forming for the concrete, into a wheelbarrow and place it back against the slab of my shop. Well, it went well for the first three weeks, but by the fourth I got a sharp pain running down my right hip. The doctor says that it is a nerve that somehow got pinched, but every now and then it gets pinched again. Now, I wish I would have waited to get a bobcat in there to move the dirt. I’m slowly getting where I can walk a block without pain, so I guess it will get better as time passes.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 04-27-2007 08:56 PM

thanks, Os.
My back has gone out every now and again since an incident in high school. Fortunately, this time, it is closer to my hip than my back—same pain but boy much easier to cope with.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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