Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Woke up this morning with a very sore back.
When I returned home from work at the hotel last night I noticed a stiffness in my lower back (right side). My back is often sore, upper left under my shoulder blade. But this was a new ache.
I went to bed assuming when this morning when I awoke that soreness would be gone. I've had tis happen before, something that would cause a pinched nerve or twist of a muscle. I thought this was just another one of those episodes. But that didn't happen this time when I awoke this morning.
My back was so sore I couldn't stand up straight. I was bent over like an old witch stirring a cauldron.
As I went about my morning ambulations the soreness didn't go away, it just got worse. Oh uh.
No bike ride this morning. In fact I didn't go out at all today. That's right, I didn't even go out of the house. That's a rarity for me, I usually at least go out of our house and make the rounds in our back yard. No, my back was so sore today all I could do was manage breakfast, some time at my computer (which my computer chair as a brace), lunch then a long nap. I must have slept for about three hours (went to bed at 2:30 and got up about 5:35). As I lay in my bed the pain was totally gone. Oh how good that felt.
Problem was that once I got up and started to move around the soreness came back but, thankfully not as bad as it was this morning.
I texted Mike, my manager at the hotel to tell him I might not be able to go to work this Thursday. I couldn't go to work bent over and in pain. Especially when guests sometimes expect me to help unload their luggage. Of course that created a problem because there was no one to fill in for me. He said he would try to work something out with one of the full time guys. I hated to put Mike in this situation. I've always prided myself on my dependability. Now that I'm older, and my aging body is failing me, I'm not that dependable. That's a fact of life I have to face.
The time now is 9:25 PM and my back is still sore but not as sore as it was earlier today. Thank goodness. Looks like I'll be able to go to work Thursday. But this episode today brings to the forefront how vulnerable I am.