Saturday, April 16, 2011

Physical pain sucks.

just over a month ago... ok mybe a month and a half I hurt my right knee.  Most likely its simply worn out.  it swells up daily and depending on how swollen depends on how well i can straighten it out.  it pops it creaks and it has been known to totally give out and I find my self on the ground praying that no one saw that....
to add insult to injury my lower back has decided A WEEK AGO tomorrow that it was being neglected and need to make its presense known... (this i do think is a pinched nerve) it aches it hurts it gets loose it gets stiff and it shoots pains down my butt cheek into my thigh at the strangest of moments... At first i thought it was from my last fall that I choose to tell no one but martha about (because she saw my elbow torn up and asked or I would not have told her.  I took a hard fall from 2 steps up, backward landing on my right side (when i was in missouri) I was super tired over loaded and my knee totally gave out and I knew and could see and feel the fall as if it were in slow motion.... was totally upset and angry about it all...
NOW i am just sick of being in pain. I cant get anything accomplished, I seem to retreat to my bed entirely too much and I am unable to do things i need to do with the babies... I actually was feeling pretty good until last night after supper when I decided to give Bradley a bath... He needed it badly, i was very careful yet my knee swelled up insanely and when he finally went to sleep sitting on my lap last night I could not get up to put him to bed... TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE ....

I had big plans to get the plants and get them planted for my flower bed and garden today.... I have not made it past the front porch... have spent most of the day hidden in my bed and totally unhappy at the pain in my back.  I can only consume so much tylenol out of respect for my liver... and since i can not take NSAIDS or NARCOTICS... there is just no freakin relief.... I am getting close to giving my Ulcer a run for its money and take an aleive.... and see if I can have just ONE flipping days relief maybe one Hours.... SIGH 

Am frustrated... but will be fine eventually.... just venting so no panic out there guys and gals...

speaking of plants and planting... I did a bit of research... on shade loving plants... I have a list of 6 kinds that love shade and do well in MY HOT DRY ZONE.... but I am not sure how to plant them in my flower bed... see the roof has no gutters so in the past years we left a 6 or 8 inch section down the middle with no plants just gravel to help prevent washing... so that leaves 6 to 8 inches in the back part and about the same in the front half to plant plants...
the plants I am looking in to are bleeding hearts, crested lady ferns, Lily of the valley, blue hosta, green and white hosta, royal standard hosta.... any thoughts ideas of what to place where would be greatly appreciated... the flower bed is probably 20 plus feet long and like i said have the front and back third to place plants in.... as when it DOES rain they would be beat to death in the middle... and I plan on putting Marigolds (my favorite annual ) in the holes of the blocks... there are 58 holes :) 

well my back timer says my sitting looking at the computer time has ended ... so will wander back when i am able. 
God Bless :)

9 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

Peach this is awful! You KNOW hard headed nurse (takes one to know one) that you MUST go get this checked out. If your back is a disc an epidural injection might help. I have been in pain for months and it is horrible to hurt every day.
You know about ice but if you can't stand it don't. Now that I know about RSD I'm more careful about ice. I can't use it at all anymore.
I know your careful about the pain meds for good reason but what is a person to do when they are hurting this bad?
If you go to your doctor they might give you a toradol shot. Get off that knee! Reading about your fall made me sick.

I am also forgetful! You had asked me about shade plants. Sword ferns are hardy. The water beating can be a problem for everything. Hostas are excellent. The ajuga I have is a running ground cover and you can add that for weed control. Bleeding hearts are gorgeous and I can't keep them alive out here. I had them in Cali. I don't think they like heat.
You can also plant zennias with the marigolds they are beautiful and really prolific. But you can't garden feeling like this. Please listen to your body.

imac said...

Time out for your self my friend, and see that doc again to set it out.lol.

You dont need all that pain.

Glad the pics were useful too.lol

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

My chiropractor gives me Cortisol caplets for pain. I have the kind of back that has hurt me for the last 25 years, so I know a bit about what you are going through. It sucks!

jojo said...

listen to KD..I would say it all again but I just can't type that much right now! ha!
take care sweetpea and I will toss out a few more prayers for you too!

farmlady said...

Sounds like you should go have a doctor look you. I think you hurt yourself more than you think you did. Pain is always a good indicator.

I don't do shade plants here. Our summers are too dry and hot, especially ferns and Hostas. But zennias and marigolds.... I love. They are hardy and long lasting.
Take care....

Paxie said...

Ouch! I hate that you are in pain and I agree...maybe see the Doc? You are too active to be kept down for long. You'll go crazy.

Not being a plant person...I stick to day lilies and hostas. I'm trying to re-do an area (in baby steps) and I'm using black ground cover and river rocks and filling the cracks with sand. Hate weeds!

Take care hon and hope it's better soon :)

Deb said...

My hubby suffers from back pain...he finds those prescription patches to work well.
Have you tried them?

Mental P Mama said...

Get. Thee. To. The. Doctor. NOW

Bluebird49 said...

I'll just agree with everyone else. You're too young to be suffering all this pain--and have too much life to live here. Must. See. Doctor! And then scurry here to let us know how you're doing!