The last 24 hours has not been great. While shopping for a new portable external hard drive in PC World I managed to badly hurt my back. How did I do this? I took a step forward!! I was happily walking around the shop when all of a sudden the next step sent a burst of a hot sensation across my lower back followed instantly by lots and lots of pain. I instantly felt queasy from the pain and just wanted to go home. Unfortunately I still had to do a Tescos shop with Dad as he couldn't do it on his own as he has bad knees and mobility problems (especially when aggravated by cold weather). So I had to make a very painful and slow trip around Tescos before I could go home!
When I finally got home my face had apparently become quite pale! I was in lots of pain and felt very sick. I forced myself to eat some dinner and took some much needed painkillers. I also got my hot bag thingy on my back hoping that the pain would ease and I would start to feel better. The pain did ease a little with the heat but every time I moved it hurt again. My problems didn't stop there. A few hours after taking the painkillers I also started getting a bad tummy ache and upset stomach. I suspect this was a reaction to the painkillers. This continued into the early hours of the morning. I finally managed to get to sleep about 4.40am feeling exhausted, in pain and bleurgh!
I hoped that by this morning I would feel better as I had plans for today. However after moving around a little my back started to hurt again. After trying a bit of breakfast my tummy ache started up again. So instead of getting to do the fun things I had planned for today, I have spent the day in pain, trying to sleep and attempting to eat small amounts of food. Bleurgh!
I feel really unhappy and useless at the moment. I hate being ill. I am such a wimp when it comes to pain and being ill. I try not to moan too much as I do have some friends and family who suffer with ill health and pain on a daily basis so in comparison my situation is nothing as it will eventually get better and stop hurting. However I am not a very good patient as I just want the pain and sickness to go instantly! I get frustrated when it hangs around and I end up rather pathetically feeling sorry for myself, which I know is terrible!
Anyway, I have had my moan now. Now I need to try and be less sorry for myself and more positive. I WILL feel better tomorrow. The pain WILL go away and the upset stomach WILL stop and go away. Hopefully ..... :o(