I don’t know about you guys, but I’m in holiday recovery mode right now!
I spent most of last week cleaning the house, shopping, cooking and having two rounds of family visits! I’ve spent the weekend resting. Tomorrow I’ll begin to prepare for the last round of house guests and my nieces wedding on the 30th.
Don’t even ask me what we’re doing for New Years. So far we don’t have any plans, but after almost two weeks straight of holiday prep and festivities I think we’ll be having a quiet evening at home. LOL
With all the cleaning, cooking and standing I did last week I managed to make my back worse. I have a slipped disc and it’s caused me a lot of pain over the last year. I also have a numb left leg to go with it. Yesterday and Christmas day my back was so bad the pain was going into the tail bone, so when I finally got a chance to sit down and enjoy Christmas dinner and spend some time with guests (sister and her boyfriend on Christmas day) I was in too much pain to sit for long. Ow!
Last night my leg had strange sensations that I’d never felt before. I was standing in the kitchen heating up leftovers from Christmas dinner and my lower left thigh suddenly felt like it had a heating pad set on high on it! My leg even felt warmer to the touch in that area.
I actually got a little bit scared because it was so weird. I was just hoping that the very disturbing hot sensation would go away and that other worse symptoms (like leg weakness etc) wouldn’t start up.
I rested my back last night and used the heating pad on it and the hot sensation went away. In fact my back feels a lot better today … but oddly enough my right shoulder hurts a lot. My stomach (I have Crohn’s) is also bad today … maybe I’m just fighting something and that’s why my bad back and shoulder are acting up?
Did you survive the holiday season? I hope that you did! A belated Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!