Wednesday, April 27, 2022

back in pain

My back pain has gotten progressively worse since the start of the week... I can't ignore it anymore and I don't have to wonder if I'm imagining the twinges.

In the midst of the slowdown and the disruption, a few insights: 

My general humor is greatly impacted by pain. I have so much less patience and do so much less for people. I wonder who I would be if I had had a history of chronic physical pain.

I'm more likely to take medication for the pain if I remind myself that it'll help reduce the inflammation--apparently, I don't think I deserve to take it just for the pain alone.

Nu and Big A are really good at waiting on me hand and foot and I should ask them more often.

I should try to get my treadmill desk up again so I can move as I work tomorrow--sitting and getting up from sitting are the worst.

Pic: Daffodil Hill (we think at its peak) with L this morning.

4 comments:

Nicole said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you're in so much pain, Maya. Take care of yourself just as much as you'd take care of one of your children. xoxoxo
I injured my hip badly in 2019 and I realized first-hand what it must be like for people with chronic pain. It affects everything! Sleep, movement, mental health. I hope you can get some relief soon, back pain is just awful.

maya said...

Thanks, Nicole! xoxoxo

StephLove said...

I'm sorry for the back pain. That sounds bad. I hope it's better soon.

maya said...

Thanks, StephLove! I feel better and hope I'm not imagining this too :)

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