What is the deal with you winter?
Despite your cold exterior I realize your sensitive, I know it hurts that everyone hates you. But why pick on me?? I tried to befriend you, I wrote you poetry, I shared your Vancouver Mascot with all my internet friends. Sure I made up a fictitious narrative about you trying to woo me using early 90s R & B hits, but I was JOKING.
CAN’T YOU TAKE A JOKE WINTER??
Ok, blogesphere, let me explain.
I managed to make it through most of this season unscathed. No SADS, no illness, no frostbite- things were great. It started in late January. I was driving my son to school on Inauguration Day when young lady in an uninsured Yukon slid on some ice took out my rear left tail light. Ok, I can handle it’s just the car. Then I get mysteriously “sick” for a week, characterized only by overwhelming, unexplained exhaustion. Cool- worked on some nutritional remedies and I’m back on track. Then my son gets super sick, for a full week- took us both by surprise. No problem, it was just a really bad virus. Rest, Gatorade, a little TLC and he’s good as new. Last week, we were in the clear (or so it seemed)
Just when I thought we were raising up from the cold, dark depths of Winter Calamity, I fell…literally.
Most people who know me in real life (as opposed to fake life ;)) know I am always running. So I am running out the house to pick up my son and I slip on a tiny patch of ice on the first step out of our building. I absorb all of the shock of the fall in my lower back. The injury is best described in this paragraph:
When the lumbar spine is strained or sprained, inflammation of the soft-tissues results. This inflammation causes pain and can cause muscle spasm. People are often surprised at how painful and debilitating a lumbar strain or sprain can be–these are not small injuries. They often force patients to remain in bed for a day or two, and can cause intermittent symptoms for weeks. That said, over 90% of patients are completely recovered from an episode of lumbar muscle strain or sprain within one month.
This back spasm thing is hands down the most painful experience since childbirth
Not cool Winter!!
Lol (not too loud though, it might hurt) I know it’s not your fault. And actually, I’m really lucky, the injury could have been a lot worse. I am so thankful I had family and friends near by to help me with this situation. My son, who is amazing, has also been very patient with me.
And Winter, I still don’t hate you. Without you, the first breath of Spring wouldn’t feel so sweet.
Never again will I make fun of this classic commercial!
This is exactly how I felt when I was laid out on the sidewalk in front of my house.