Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bad news for the gardener.......

Seems I've done a right good boo-boo to my back.
I've a compressed disc pressing on two nerves - sciatic and femoral, hence all my pain.

Looks like my chiropractor and I are going to become good friends over the next four weeks.  Did you read that! Four weeks!  This is the heart of starting the gardens! 

No long distance driving, no gardening, no lifting, no bending, no twisting, no nothing....

To this I say, lesson learned.  From this day forward, I will not be such a hard-headed, stubborn woman when it comes to lifting heavy items.
No, nay, never - no, nay, never, no more!

Now, let me go smooch up the ol' hubsters.  He has a lot of work coming up :-)


  1. So sorry you hurt your back, I know what it feels like.I am like you I just hate waiting to get something done, If I have a bag of planter mix and mulch I know I should wait for my hubby. Next thing I know I am lifting it,Love your animals. Cheri

  2. Rats! That's really bad news, and I'm sorry you're in such pain. I know how hard it will be to be patient with yourself when the garden is calling, but it will survive.

    Have you read The Resilient Gardener by Carol Deppe yet? Her focus is on building a garden that can handle large stresses (like climate change) and smaller stresses (like you being out of commission for 4 weeks). It gave me a lot to think about given that a flare-up of arthritis that keeps me from working always seems to be waiting around the corner. It might make good reading while you're waiting to get back into the garden!

  3. Really sorry to hear that, Toni. Get well soon! You definitely want to be able to play your music again. ♥

  4. Sorry to hear you hurt your back, but I'm really glad you are getting help from a chiropractor. They are awesome! Too many people go under the knife with injuries and there is so much a chiropractor can do. I've used one for years.
    Feel better soon.

  5. I'm glad you chose the chiropractic route as well. A good one is worth their weight in gold.

    Feel better soon!

  6. Oh, Toni! What a horrible thing to have happen. I'm so so sorry. I agree with the others about chiropractic. Just be patient now, and let your body heal!

  7. Ooo Toni my heart goes out to you! In Dec 2009 about a week and a half before Christmas I put my back out...and all I did was bend over to shake the chicken feeder. It was my chiropractor who saved my bacon and it took about 6 weeks of regular treatments to get me back in order and then I went once a month for a while. At least I did that in the winter...I can't imagine being laid up in the spring. You poor girl! It's hard to believe now but you WILL feel normal again and faster than you think as long as you take it easy and don't do anything to get yourself in trouble again. Hang in will all be ok. All the best to you.
    Maura X

  8. What bad luck Toni. There's nothing worse than a back injury. Really sets your teeth on edge! Hope you feel better soon.

  9. Terrrible timing but you best be behaving yourself or it could be longer.
    Take care.
    Susan x

  10. Hello Toni!! I am right there with you in having back-pain--While not as bad as yours, I strained mine moving file boxes at work...Aren't we such fragile little flowers?? When and how did that happen?? :-) Take care of yourself!!!

    PS: No snow on this side of the Potomac, but they keep talking and talking about it on the news...