girl done good {back done bad}

Hello all,

Happy miserable weathered! I do hope you've had an ace week so far? I must say, I have and haven't in almost equal measure.

It's been the best week for post, possibly ever - with things arriving every day for our Craft Party that's just a week away! eep.


I've also been off work, and pretty much immobilised by my stoopid bad back! It's not been fun. It's actually one of those silly things, see, I went to visit the doctor and then the osteopath for the first time about it on Tuesday. Turns out I likely injured my lower back months and months ago...and since then my whole spine has been trying to compensate for a vertebra being out which in turn has set my whole spine out of whack. 

When 'Jonathan' my osteopath asked me "how often do you have pain in your back?" my answer was 70-80% of the time theres some form of pain, often dull, but so often there I sort of get used to it. Until last week when I started getting crippling muscle spasms. Apparently that frequent back pain isn't normal {!}. It's silly isn't it? If any one of my friends or family ever said to me, that they were getting any kind of pain for that percentage of their time I'd tell them to go straight to a doctor, yet I just kept putting it off, thinking I didn't want to waste peoples time whinging about back pain - which everyone gets right? Wrong. What with my knees being fairly rubbish, I thought 'oh god, not another thing - you must be being a hypochondriac'.

The lessons we can all learn from this are two fold:

1//. your spine is like a pile of bricks, when one gets knocked out of place, they all get thrown out.

2//. don't be a donut like me - if you're suffering from back or neck {or any sort of chronic pain} get it checked out. The longer you leave it, likely the worse it'll get!

Enjoy the rest of your rainy wednesday - hopefully it's one of those days where you can get all of those 'to dos' done because you can't face leaving the house?

Now excuse me whilst I retrieve the ice pack from the freezer again {I'm just hoping it's re-frozen or I'll be making a bee line for the petit pois!}.