Friday, July 30, 2004

lift with the legs

I threw out my back on Wednesday night. The hubby and I decided to rearrange the living room furniture and while moving a heavy bookshelf type thingy, I failed to lift with my legs and ended up really hurting myself. On Wednesday night I could barely move and I perched on the couch as best as I could while directing my husband to move the plants and the chairs and the coffee table there, no there, a little bit more to the right.

All day yesterday I lay in bed and popped advil every couple of hours and today I'm feeling much better, thank you, but still not quite up to snuff. That is, I'm in enough pain to put off going to the gym, but not enough to put off doing laundry.

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Ouch!!

After being with my husband after what feels like an eternity someone decided that I don't have to move any furniture.

It is my unspoken duty to sit back and guide him to the right location because he always takes the initiative and never let's me do anything.

Hopefully you'll get to that point :)

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