Thursday, June 18, 2009

I figured it out...

In my last 2 posts I mentioned that my back was still sore from tilling up the garden boxes a couple weeks ago.

I figured out how to not feel any pain or discomfort in my back...

On Monday morning I was outside working in the flower beds up by the house - trying to get more of these silly lovely flowers planted.  I had the hose in one hand and leaned over the iron gate to retrieve a hand tool from a basket on the porch.  I had to lean way over... then the gate latch gave way... and the gate swung open... I lost my balance... the gate swung further... with me flailing on it trying to get my footing again.  Probably looked something like a slap stick comedy routine - all arms and legs waving around.

Although - I wasn't laughing... actually by the time I got my footing and could stand up it was all I could do to breathe.

Good news is that my back hasn't hurt since then!  At least not so much that I'd notice... my ribs on the right side however are a whole 'nother story.

An x-ray on Tuesday showed that I didn't have any new fractures.  I've got a pretty bruise just above my waist line and I hurt to about mid chest.  I only hurt when I move or breathe...

My sister had come over to visit Monday night and stayed until Wed afternoon.  She took great sympathy on me and got the edging done along 2 flower beds, poked all the plants in the ground, and spread a yard of mulch for me.  All that while I took a drug induced nap or supervised from the sidelines.  Put this plant here... that one over there...

I think I've got this supervising thing down pat... LOL <ouch>

2 comments:

Gizmo said...

You need to be careful out there! Gardening isn't (supposed to be) a contact sport. :)

Boopie said...

Well your sister should be sainted !!!
glad you didn't break anything. black and blues go away faster.

I'm thinking you need a full time gardner .