I always find pain hurts… can’t say I like it. Can’t say I like bad backs either.
Thing about a bad back is that you feel 100% otherwise… well I do anyway. The only thing is that when I move I get shooting pains that make me yell out loud. So I don’t move… and then it doesn’t hurt… so I try to move again. But circular really.
Anyway the house is a mess and after struggling to be able to get time to *do* something about it… I find the time but can;t bend stretch or twist in order to get on with it. To say the very least its frustrating.
I’ve asked the kids to help and whilst the youngest is doing what she can the eldest is ‘tidying up’ while playing the recorder. I’ve asked how she’s managing to do that since playing requires the use of both hands… but so far she’s not responded. She seems unable to understand what a request for help means. Yesterday for example, I had to get food from the local shop. I asked if she’d come and help because I would find it hard to carry the weight of the bags while my back hurts… and she said no. Not maybe, or perhaps, or give me a call later… just no.
She *did* come after I shouted at her (which made the back hurt even more) but it was only under duress. It just drives me crazy!!