So, there I was, trying to get one more load of laundry in the washer before we left for mass this morning. As I bent down to pick up more clothes, it happened! I felt the absolute worst pain I've ever felt in my life! I'm not kidding! I screamed! Dan came running! I tried to walk out of the laundry room, but I couldn't put any weight on my left leg nor could I move my hips. It was a strange predicament for sure. I was lodged between the washer and dryer with a clothes basket between my legs. Something had happened in my lower back. Something bad.
Dan helped me get to a dining room chair. I couldn't do much else....so I cried. I told Dan to go ahead and take the kids to mass. Reluctantly, he did but made sure I had a phone right next to me. I sat there, in that dining room chair, for an hour and a half. On the way home, he stopped to buy a heating pad. It didn't help. Walking was (is) an effort at this point. I've decided that I've seriously pulled a muscle in my back. I'm not sure how this happened, I mean, I've been doing laundry now for about 30 years.
Dan's sister and her husband have a hot tub. I drove myself over there this afternoon to soak for awhile. I guess I was in there for about an hour. It definitely loosened things up. I can walk now! I can put weight on my left leg. However, I can't for the life of me, stand up straight.
I'm hoping that some stretching and resting will help because it really hurts a lot! I'm taking 800mg of Motrin every 6 hours and Dan is keeping me lubed up in Bengay.
The laundry didn't get finished. I didn't get to mass. We had take out Chinese for dinner.
It was suggested to me to "offer it up". I will. This is the season of Lent, after all.