Monday, January 12, 2009

Back Spasms lead to a day off

Yesterday, I managed to work out at the gym very comfortably and felt fine for the rest of the day. Today, woke up....fine. Showered....fine. Got dressed and dried my hair.....fine. Had breakfast and sat down at the computer....fine. Got up from the computer and headed upstairs to brush my teeth and put on makeup to get ready for work....NOT FINE! One step from the top, my back spasmed with such a force, it almost threw me to the ground. I stood still for a while, grabbed the bannister, mounted the last step, and headed for the bathroom. My color was absolutely green in the mirror as I broke out in a cold sweat. After I grabbed 3 advil tabs and downed them with lots of water, I just stood as still as I could, since each time I moved, there was another spasm. Owwwweeeee...............I then slowly shuffled downstairs and called in to work.

I was afraid to sit down for fear of not being able to get up again, but after about 45 minutes, I sat in my chair to knit and listen to my IPOD to some of my favorite podcasts: QN, Cast-On, Sticks and String. My 2-at-a-time socks are progressing well and the Spring Forward pattern in easy to memorize with the knitting looking lots more complicated than it really is. Not much to show yet, but it will be a pretty quick knit.

While watching the Golden Globes last night, I worked on my lace scarf some more. I think I will steam block what I have to get a better idea of the finished length so far and how much more to go for about 50" final length. Before lightly steaming:
After lightly steaming:
Isn't the pattern lovely??


Iron Needles said...

Really sorry about the back. That is not fun, and so painful. And as illustrated, can happen so unexpectedly.

When I am relegated to sitting and resting, at least I have my knitting!

Take care.

lunaticraft said...

I hope your back gets better!

You've got a great blog here, and such amazing work!

DrChopSuey said...

I hope you feel better soon!

KnittySue said...

What pretty yarn that is...hope your back spasms are much better now..they definately take you to your knees.