We got only 2 inches of snow overnight, but as many of you have probably already found out, any snow combined with unsteady walking equals trouble. My fiance cleaned off cars and shoveled me a path to the road before he left for work. Silly me decided to walk the boys and dogs to the bus stop. I haven't walked with them in weeks. The trip down was great. Monty is my Boston terrier pug mix puppy and the boys were excited to play with him and our golden in his "first snow." He looks so cute in his little blue sweater! But I am off topic again. The boys and dogs played while waiting for the bus, and it filled me with joy to see them run and romp and toss snowballs for the dogs to catch. We carefully picked our way home so I would not fall. I was so close to the house and instead of falling, ended up sliding out of control and twisting my back, belly, and hips in a very odd way.
The adhesions in my abdomen and pelvis pulled badly and my belly feels like it is on fire. My SI joints are the same, so I have ice on my back. I can't reach my PM or PCP, and took my last breakthrough med and no refills left. It was an old prescription and I simply forgot to refill it. My Golden retriever Achilles, who has arthritis himself, slid with meand was in front of me. Without him, I would have completely lost my balance and gone down. Now he is walking very slowly and gently climbing on the couch. I don't have the heart to shoo them both off the couch today. I gave him his meds for his pain, and we are all relaxing.
Other than the ice today and heat tomorrow I don't know what else to do. I have my school work to do today and a massive amount of laundry, plus I took out a roast to make beef burgundy in my dutch oven. There is no way that all of the work will get done. I will have to rely on the boys and fiance to help. I know they will, but still feel badly about needing it again today.
I just don't know how to overcome this obstacle today. Not the obvious one of injuring myself, but the one of being disappointed in myself for sliding and hurting to begin with. My obstacle is being upset for needing help. If it was pushing through the pain and doing it myself, I could handle that easily. But not this feeling of helplessness. Who hurts themselves by walking?