Friday, April 21, 2006

Danger . . . whine ahead!

Today, I am whining. If you don't want to see it, kindly click on a different link and take yourself quietly away.

I injured my back . . . I'm not sure how and I don't want any speculations/suggestions about how it was done. If I get into a comfortable enough position, I'm fine . . . until I move. Then the pain. I know I should go to get cracked (no, I'm not talking drugs here, I'm speaking chiropractic-ly), but who has the time for such luxuries? :-) If it gets bad enough, I shall pay the doc a visit, otherwise I'll endure. I've given birth to four children, so a little back pain is nothing (a lot of back pain? Well, that's a different story)!

And if the back pain weren't bad enough, I've also broken off a portion of one of my molars! I was innocently eating barbecue potato chips and off it came. It didn't hurt much, but it does now. I know I should go to the dentist, but who has time for such torture? :-) If I'm left with the choice between the dentist and the chiropractor, I'll take the latter!

Now, it's not that I don't like dentists, they are wonderful people (most of them) in general. However, going to the dentist is one of my fears, right up there with seeing a large spider in my house! And since the broken tooth is a molar, it won't show in my publicity shots (my smile isn't THAT big) so it's not important . . . right?

Okay, I'm finished whining now. I suppose I should try and get some writing/revising done today since I can't do much else . . . oh, hey, I just realized I have a good excuse NOT to do my housework! Maybe back pain isn't all THAT bad and would be a good thing to have for a while. :-)


Moncrief Speaks said...

I hate going to the dentist too.

Lizzy said...

I'm scared of chiropractors. Don't like all that cracking. Hope you don't have bitty kids who need picking up. Maybe some nice ibuprofen and a hot bath would help?

just Joan said...

Actually, my youngest is almost three and still thinks he needs picked up. On the plus side, he's old enough that he understands when I say I can't pick him up!

I've decided that walking/standing upright is highly overrated! :-) The ibuprofen and hot bath sound wonderful. As soon as my hubby gets home, I'm going to turn childcare duties over to him and indulge in pain relief and a soothing soak!

Wendy Haber said...

Joan, I love your blog.
Hope you feel better soon.
Exercising in deep water might help at a pool.
Best wishes, Wendy