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Um...Ow?

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…


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Comments

mommimus_prime
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.
nightwind69
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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