So I've come to realize I have a problem. That problem is that even on days I swear I'm going to do absolutely nothing, I end up doing something. Quite often I over do things and end up lots of pain because of it. It always starts as something innocent - like today I was going to clean the inside of the car. I'd be sitting the whole time, it wasn't dirty to begin with just needed wiped down and such. Once I get done with the car - it was still sort of cool (below 100 is cool for me) - so I decided to go ahead and wash the car.
In washing the car there was bending, and kneeling, and all the stuff that is just bad for backs in general involved. Half way through I KNEW I was going to be in a ton of pain, but I didn't think I could very well stop midway, the car would just look stupid. As I was almost finished, scrubbing dead buggies off the front of the car, I got some really sharp pains and landed on my butt pretty hard. Needless to say I'm in a LOT of pain.
My problem is this is something I do ALL the time. It always starts as something small - unloading the dishwasher, making the bed, and ends up with me spending two or three days unable to move - because I over did it. It never occurs to me until the pain hits that I've done way more than I should, and then it's too late to do anything but suffer through the pain.
Do any of you know any way to keep yourselves in check? How do you do just a little bit without hurting yourselves worse? It doesn't help at all that I'm a neat freak by nature, so sitting even when I'm in pain, is mentally exhausting looking at the mess that is my house. Ideas? Tricks? Any help?
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)