Sit Down!

It was a busy week. I mowed, edged, blew, pressure washed, seeded, planted, re-lined hanging baskets, weeded, worried, cut masks, worked on a quilt, and cleaned the atrium of mouse evidence, while placing everything into clear totes as there is no getting rid of the mice. Cooked, cleaned, and slept well too.

This morning, as I was cleaning the breakfast dishes, a knot started forming next to my left shoulder blade. It hurt a lot. By the time I was done with my shower, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get dressed on my own, as every move I made exacerbated this pain. I was able to get dressed, and went to my DH to tell him what was going on.

He found the source of my distress: Cabled muscles under and next to my shoulder blade. I do not know what, if any or all, of the above activity caused this. I am quite willing to believe that this is caused by a combination of stress and overuse, tho why it came on suddenly, and 18-hours after I stopped over-doing it is a mystery.

My chiropractor, who is the same age as my eldest child, asked me yesterday if I’d been taking it easy. I confessed to hours of pressure washing. She rolled her eyes at me and said, “You’re crazy!” It is not lost on me today that, no matter what the cause, it has taken serious pain to make me stop, sit down, and rest. The bummer, is how limited my scope of activity is while resting… Oh, that’s part of the problem, isn’t it?

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