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A Long Whine…
Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Me with my busted tailbone means a really short blog today. Even the donut pillow isn’t giving me much relief! And yes, my poor family has to hear about it, constantly. 🙂

Ugh. My desk is covered with paint palettes, unopened mail, an opened package of fabric glue, which I need to put away, a couple of empty water glasses. I wonder if I can make my daughter feel bad about the mess I don’t want to clean up. Yeah, like she doesn’t have a nasty house with mud trails from the kids coming inside after playing in the melting snow. Goodness, I even found a little stuffed dog the seven-year-old parked on my desk. Must mean it has a hole I’m supposed to sew up. Doesn’t she know I don’t want to do anything?

How soon can I go back to bed?

That’s how my day is going to be. Me sitting for a minute, whining about the mess around me, then moving gingerly back to the bed to ease onto the mattress. Wonder what wonderful thing I can watch to while away the day and forget about the fact the cats are leaving their hair all over the end of my bed. Do you think it would be a stretch to ask my dd to change my bedding? I guess I won’t ask. I’m not very skilled at guilting her into doing things. She says I have “good years” left, so I better to put them to “good” use. Yeah, she’s my girl.

This is what I aspire to do today—if only I could sit…

Isn’t that the greatest picture of a couch potato ever?

So, any advice for the woman who isn’t comfortable sitting, lying, or walking? My dd has cut me off from the good pharmaceuticals.

8 comments to “A Long Whine…”

  1. Delilah
    · February 20th, 2021 at 9:40 am · Link

    Well, I thought it was going to be short! 🙂

  2. Susan Saxx
    · February 20th, 2021 at 10:17 am · Link

    Lol on the you thought it was going to be short!!

    So sorry, Delilah. You deserve a good wine!!

    (Yeah. NOT a freudian slip…)(T’is advice. :))


  3. Laura
    · February 20th, 2021 at 10:18 am · Link

    I would try Aleve. It’s the store name for naproxen. Just make sure you eat something first and have a solid base in your stomach before taking at least three they work for 12 hours through anti-inflammatory so they’ll reduce the swelling around your tailbone for starters. I would also suggest you ice your tailbone 15 minutes on 15 minutes off that’ll help.

    When I was a kid I bruised my tailbone it took six months for it to heal. I really and truly hope yours heals faster.

    I am an avid couch potato and avoid her of doing things I’ve had a bad knee since the fall in 2019 and my laundry is in the basement then let’s just say I haven’t done laundry in a while. And unless my knee is in pretty good working order I will not go up and down the stairs to do it.

    Saturdays starting around 11 I watch PBS because they show all the different cooking shows we got New Orleans Italian Mexican Greek I can’t cook like any of them but I love watching them they give me great ideas.

  4. Elaine Howell
    · February 20th, 2021 at 10:30 am · Link

    Hope you get to feeling better soon. I am sure your daughter would help if you would ask her.

  5. Ava Cuvay
    · February 20th, 2021 at 10:32 am · Link

    Oh, my!! This sounds like a job for a nice warm pool where you can float and not put pressure on your tailbone. Preferably somewhere warm and tropical, with a yummy beverage in hand. Doctor’s orders. 🙂

  6. Anne Rainey
    · February 20th, 2021 at 10:34 am · Link

    Oh man, that sounds painful. I hope you feel better soon. 🙏❤️ One thing I always when I’m under the weather is how bad the house gets. Hubby always says to do it after I get to feeling better…um, thanks. That’s super helpful. 🧐

  7. A. Catherine Noon
    · February 20th, 2021 at 11:40 am · Link

    Yoga Nidra, particularly by Molly Birkholm, has been helpful for me with pain management. She’s got downloadables, and her courses on the Great Courses are amazing.

    Other than that, take it easy, and let yourself have the space you need to heal. Patience is the best medicine right now. ~hugs~

  8. Delilah
    · March 2nd, 2021 at 7:48 am · Link

    Thanks for all your advice, ladies! And I see someone else loves the Great Courses, too!

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