… you know that, of course, because I’ve been working so steadily on a new project for the last few weeks I haven’t had time to blog. I’ve been at it full days, I worked right through one weekend, a fair bit of the long weekend and part of last weekend. Which I’m fine with me, because I am loving this project. In fact, I’ll be sorry when I’m done — which I almost am (snivel).
I don’t want to jinx anything, so let’s just say my trusty old MacBook Air is hanging in. But I’ve gone through two sets of ink cartridges and a fair bit of printer paper. Oh, I know, the Green Police are not going to be happy with me, but old habits die hard and what can I say, I need to have a printed copy of briefs beside me when I work. There’s been a lot of briefs.
My back, on the other hand, is not faring well at all. It’s been a while since I’ve put in six and seven-hour days for days and days on end, so my back hasn’t bothered me. And I guess I forgot that I have to get up and walk around every hour or two.
Well I was reminded Sunday when I couldn’t get out of bed. It was too sore to do stretches, so I tried the heating pad a few times. I know from past experience that no matter what I do, it takes three or four days for the pain to subside. I’m not much of a pill taker. Once, years ago, a friend insisted I try Robaxacet. I hated the way it made me feel — completely discombobulated — and have never taken it since. I took a Tylenol before bed and that was it.
It still hurt yesterday morning, but not quite as badly. So I took a very hot shower, stayed in there for a long while and did stretches. And made sure I got up from my desk frequently, to walk around and also to stretch. And I went out in the early afternoon so I could take a longer break.
This morning it’s a bit easier, but I’m taking no chances. Another long, hot shower with stretches and frequent breaks again.
So far, not bad. And, back to work I go.