Monday, January 17, 2011

Kick me when I'm down

Urgh, why is it that as soon as you're unwell or out of sorts, your body decides that you're not suffering quite enough and throws even more at you?

Last Monday I noticed very early on in my work day that my back was giving me some trouble. I limped through the day and made an appointment with my chiro for the following day.
I headed off to see him early Tuesday morning and then had the day off work. It's always an uncomfortable day after one of those appointments because it always takes a while for my back to settle down and it's very hard to get comfy anywhere. I was resting on the couch when it started - nasty, nasty period cramps. And the worst bit? Not even a stupid period to go with them, just the pain.
My back get much better during the week although I had to be extra careful with it. I have organised with work to drop a day from my schedule just to give it a bit of a break. On top of that, apart from swimming one day, I've avoided the gym as well, just to make sure I don't over do it.
So by the weekend I was hoping life would get back on track. But no, it wasn't to be. Saturday night I had a slightly sore throat, by the time I woke up on Sunday I had a full on cold. I ended up napping through most of Sunday and have dosed myself with cold and flu tablets and strepsils to try and get rid of it as quick as I can. It seems to be working because I feel much better today although still rather lousy.

I just wish it would be one thing at a time, not a whole load of shit thrown at me all at once.

Anyway, just wanted to have a bit of a whinge since with the floods over east I haven't really been able to whinge lately. If you complain about a bad back or having a cold you very quickly get shot down because with what those poor people are going through, back pain and the sniffles are trivial things that people don't want to hear about. I agree mostly with that but I just thought I'd come over and hide in the corner and just have a quiet whinge. Promise not to yell! ;-)


Smerk said...

Heh...I did all that before Christmas. It's not fun.

I hope that you kick this cold quickly. *hugs*

Shawna said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well, hon. *hugs* Hope you get better soon.

Maegan said...

How can you complain at a time like this?? ...Floods...missing people...pets...etc...!!! ;) Kidding! I am a big fan of Zicam....not sure what the Aussie equivalent is, but the active ingredients are Zincum Aceticum 2x & Zincum Gluconicum 1x. They come in different varieties, like quick dissolve, lozenge, etc. It tends to cut my colds down to 48 hours or less.

Acci said...

At least this way you get all of your ickiness out of the way at one time, rather than having it all spread out through several months of misery!