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So, I have hurt myself. Oh, not deliberately. I’m not nearly emo enough to do that. ;) No, I just sort of took a spill today. I was getting off my bike when I arrived at work this morning. (My car has not moved in…*counts*…eight days now. He is depressed, I think, but I’m having way too much fun…) Anyway, I didn’t lift my leg high enough when I was getting off the bike, and one of the bars of its frame got caught between the bottom of my sandal and my foot, and I was overbalanced, couldn’t compensate, and…yeah, went right down squarely on my butt. Pain shot up my lower spine, such that I couldn’t move for a moment, and then it went away. And now it just kind of aches. I took some ibuprofen to take the edge off.

It’s a different kind of pain than the other times I’ve hurt my back, though, which is kind of interesting. (Yes, my body’s reactions to injury and pain interest me in a “Let’s experiment on myself!” sort of way. Weird, I know, but…there it is.) Before, it’s always been that sharp nerve kind of pain. This feels more like muscle pain. And it only hurts when I sit, not at all when I stand or walk, I guess because sitting down rather…uh, abruptly, is what made it hurt to begin with. :) Unfortunately, my work is such that I sit for most of the day. So…yeah. Hopefully it’ll go away, and I haven’t done any more permanent damage. Because I’m good at doing that to myself.

So that’s my exciting news for the day. Don’t all have heart attacks due to sympathetic adrenaline rushes now. ;)

Oh, and I did the meme that all the cool kids are doing. I think I did this before, long ago, because I sort of remember it, but I’m sure my results are different now…

The Ultimate LiveJournal Obsession Test
CategoryYour ScoreAverage LJer
Community Attachment13.98%
You have one or two loyal pals on LJ... But you probably have better things to do with your time.
Only trendy when it's sufficiently entertaining
Original Content38.71%
Some stories must be told - and you're the one to tell them
Psychodrama Quotient7.23%
Warning: Can Flame When Necessary
Attention Whoring6.82%
Low-key and lovin' it


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 10th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
The invisible bike you don't have is out to get you.

Hopefully its just muscle pain. A little heat pad tender care might help.
Jun. 10th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
I put an ice pack on it at lunch, and it didn't seem to do anything for it. (Not that it's hugely painful or anything. Just kind of aches a bit when sitting.) I have a heating pad...somewhere...at home, so I'll try that when I get there, if I can find the thing.

And I think it's more like my stupid shoes are out to get me. A little while after the bike incident one half fell off and tripped me up. But at least I didn't fall that time. :)
Jun. 10th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Poor Nightwind's butt!
Jun. 10th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)

Actually, my butt is fine. It's my back, right where your back meets your butt. An ache kind of radiates from that area when I'm sitting, so I think something got a mite smushed in there...
Jun. 10th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
Sends Prowl over to massage and make it better... ;)
Jun. 10th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, that would be nice. That would very nice, indeed! ;)

On an entirely different topic: Congrats on your new place! I wanna send ya a little somethin' somethin' for it, so thanks for the email with your new addy. :)
Jun. 10th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
I would respond, but I had a heart attack. Dreadfully sorry.

Jun. 10th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
You're such a brat, Knave. *laughs*
Jun. 11th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
Ow, sounds like you mashed your coccyx. I did that on a saucer sled backwards in a hole of hard ice. I couldn't go up and down stairs or sit for very long.

Ibuprofen and heat and ice are your best friends. And have a few hugs just because.
Jun. 11th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's kind of what I'm figuring now. Stupid evolutionary leftover, the tailbone. :p Just causes torment when you fall hard on your butt. :)

I dug up my heating pad last night, and it did help. Ice doesn't seem to do much, but I suppose I should try alternating them. It still hurts when I have to sit for a while, so I keep getting up and walking around. It also hurts a bit when I lean forward slightly, especially if I lift something at the same time. That's kind of weird, I think. But it's not like I do that often. :)
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