I hurt my back on Sunday and have been flat out in bed and on the couch ever since. It hurts to: sit, bend, reach, stretch, walk, turn over, and lay on my back. I've always had a bad back, and this has happened twice before, both years ago, but it's usually resolved itself after just a couple of days in bed on muscle relaxers. Today will be day number 5 and I'm so frustrated. I told my wonderful sister*, a nursing student who has been attending to my every need, that it's like the movie Misery, but I'm torturing myself. (In related news, my sister has decided that home healthcare is not an area she's interested in career-wise.) I'm certain that stress brought on this injury, which makes me mad that I'm not handling my stress correctly, and I've missed a work trip to Pitts and I'm going to miss my fun weekend in Providence. Poo. Could I sound any more pathetic? Ok. Carry on.
Seriously, if you don't have a sister, you need to get one.