Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Waxing Moon
Sunny and cool

The heat kicked on yesterday morning. Which meant moving all the plants that usually live in the window with the air conditioner, but live on a plank on top of the heater in the summer when the air conditioner takes up the window. I don’t mind the “heat smell”, but I dabbed pine oil on the pipe in the bathroom and on the radiator in the living room, so now it smells like I live in a forest, which is just fine with me.

Went to acupuncture. Didn’t realize how bad I felt until I started to feel better. But my ability to move is still limited (I’m taped to the max to keep from moving anything out of place) and EVERY movement hurts. I’m not sure how I’m going to get through the show.

Oh, yeah, I’m going to take the easy choice I shouldn’t take and use the pain pills. And pay the consequences the rest of the week. Unfortunately, calling out of the show today is not an option, for many reasons.

Needless to say, there was no weight training for me last night! I probably need to bag the weights for a week or two. I felt better when I woke up this morning, and although I had to modify some of the morning yoga routine, I could flow through the poses I did, and it felt better.

Went to a friend’s for dinner and had the chance to immobilize myself on a lounge chair in the sun reading a book for an hour or so, which helped.

Came home and finished my column (finally got the last bit of info, which meant I had to pull the piece apart to incorporate it properly) and sent that off.

Took some Valerian both to relax the back and to knock me out thoroughly enough so I could sleep through Crazy Downstairs Neighbor’s latest antics.

Oh, and I found out some information I wasn’t supposed to know yet about the new owners – basically, we’re majorly fucked. Pardon the language, but its use is deliberate in this case, because it is the correct description of the situation. However, finding out now gives me time to put Plan B into effect for myself and my family – they don’t get to have it all their way and on their schedule. Since I’m not representing a group this time, but just my family unit – I’m playing hardball, baby. And I’m a lot meaner than I was two years ago, when this all started.

Didn’t have the chance to do the medical research for Untitled Literary Fiction, so I’m in a holding pattern. Have a cadre of characters clamoring for attention – they need to shut up and take a number. Especially since most of them are in different projects.

Hold a good thought for me – is it Bayer who used to have those commercials, “Freedom of movement without pain”? I could use some of that right now. We’ll start with movement, work up to freedom, and then get rid of the pain.

No wordbar updates today – I’m feeling about as creative as wilted lettuce (make that lettuce trampled by an elephant stampede), so I’m giving myself the morning off from fiction and revising some articles that need to go out instead.


Published in: on September 18, 2007 at 7:06 am  Comments (10)  


  1. I had lower back problems-and I would use those Thermacare heat wraps. They have this big one that goes across your lower back, and it is AWESOME. It gives hot heat for about 8 hours, and it’s thin so you don’t see it under your clothes. I would recommend trying it, since it seems you’ve tried pretty much everything else.

    I’m sorry to hear your new owners are dastardly. Or doing dastardly deeds. This is NOT what you need right now! UGH.
    Hoping your back feels better…

  2. Back problems are the WORST. I hope you’re feeling better VERY soon. Take it easy!

    And sorry to hear about the effing owners. I’ll be keeping good thoughts for you, though, and hope you get out of there soon.

  3. My back is so bad this week I’m walking like an old lady. Going again to the chiropractor … ugh. Hugs to both of us.

  4. A pox on the new owners! Go blow ’em out of the water!

  5. I;m sure the new owners have no idea that there are people out there who will stand up to them. Can’t wait until they learn a new lesson from you!
    I am so sorry to hear that your back is still bothering you. The thermacare things sound like a good idea.
    Still sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

  6. Ah, please excuse my typo.

  7. {{{{{Devon}}}}}

    I’m sorry your back is bothering you. Sending :::healthy vibes::: your way.

    Darn those owners. What goes around, comes around and they will get theirs.

  8. When my lower back hurts I use an aromatherapy wrap that Mom gave me; you heat it a bit in the micro, and it really works. d:

  9. I’m so sorry about your back–I battle long-term chronic back problems and sometimes the muscle spasms are horrible…it’s better than it was ten years ago but I’ve still got a ways to go. Hugs and take care of yourself as much as possible.


  10. I know how you feel, i got hit by a car when i was a kid and I get backache all the time now.

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