No Shortcuts

I’m writing this post on my phone as I lay on my tummy with a warm bean bag on my back. So yesterday evening it was my task to do the dishes being the lazy bum that I am decided against washing by hand.

So I started putting the dirty plates and everything into the racks in the dishwasher half-assed when I suddenly felt a sharp pain on my lower back. I immediately stood up straight and I swear I blacked out for like two seconds and could not move an inch from my position. It was not a very wise decision.

I knew I was in trouble and I needed to get back to bed so I finished loading up the dishwasher and left it to finish it’s business. As I was walking my way back to bed I noticed there was great difficulty making bigger strides and it took me a while to get to my room. It was like 3-4 meters away from the kitchen, mind you.

I did cold compress first and laid as flat as I could on the bed to not put any more stress on my back muscles. I also changed to hot compress in the middle of the night to help relax my sore muscles. I did pull some back muscles and had a slight nerve pain. Alternating hot and cold helped immensely. Though it was really hard getting up in the middle of the night to do some toilet business. Whew. I now feel much better and my back doesn’t hurt as much. Oh and I can walk better and faster now too!

This wasn’t really a good way to remind myslef not to do shortcuts especially if it involves putting my body at risk. This will definitely keep me in check while doing ward duty in the hospital and chores at home in the future.

Have you experienced anything like this before? Or something that would always remind you to be a better version of yourself perhaps? I’d like to hear from you.

Until next time,

Louise 😊


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