Friday, February 29, 2008

In Need of a Throne ...

... but just in case you misinterpret, not the one in the euphemistically named Throne Room aka the commode etc.

I am in a bit of a conundrum over my back spasms. After hitting a peak last weekend, I seemed to be gradually improving ... very gradually ... but nevertheless...

However, last night the situation deteriorated, and I was not at all comfortable. In the event, this morning I decided to seek a comfortable and back-restful-and supported position and simply relax by reading and/or playing on the DS in order to give the back an opportunity to begin to heal itself.

Therefore, I propped pillows under my knees, back and head in bed and prepared to relax. Unfortunately, that didn't do the trick; it simply wasn't all that back-comfortable. Then, I tried the floor with much of the same equipment but with my knees supported by a chair. In the distant past, I sometimes found that to be a helpful and restorative position, but not this time. How about the Easy Chair with similar props and supports? Nyet.

I am finding I'm just about as comfortable standing or sitting at the computer — comfortable being a relatively inappropriate and unsatisfactory word in this case, but I'm sure you take my point. In a sense I should be glad that sitting at the computer is as good or better than most most positions, for it affords me the possibility of being productive. Unfortunately, I don't really wish to be productive this morning. No, I wish to be lazy and comfortable.

So ... I'm not sure how I will spend the day's many, many remaining hours. One thing that I can do is share the following Nikki-Dee photo with you. Cuppa had been flooding the internet with all sorts of pics and descriptions, but she missed this photo, and it's one that I particularly like. I think of it as The Princess on Her Throne although it is plain to see that she's plotting some sort of mischief and about to depart said throne in order to commit mayhem.

If only I could find a comfy throne today, I'd stay there for a while. Really, I would. I'd plot no mayhem at all.

The Princess On Her Throne

6 comments:

Cathy said...

AC, I hear you bargaining with the gods of back pain. "I'll be good - I promise!'

Sorry you're hurting. My neck is doing the same thing and it's a little scary with the tingling/weakness thing. But you've got sweet Nikki-Dee to distract you from your aching back. What a dolly!

ChrisB said...

I'm not making light of your discomfort because it must be awful ( I have suffered with back problems in the past)but it is lucky that you can at least feel comfortable enough use the computer.

That little chair looks comfy~ pretty in pink :)

Norma said...

Have you tried a sleep number bed? Massage? Just a thought.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Love the picture of the princess. :)

Have you heard of MBT shoes? A friend had horrid back problems, and got some, and the majority of her back problems went away with her wearing them most of the time. They're pricey, but you might want to check them out. Might be worth it. I got a pair, and they help a lot with lower back pain for me, not upper. Still, it's good to get rid of that lower back pain, right? :)

Donna said...

Here's the old chiropractic "harpy" again!!LOL...just Lumbaring by...saying hello...just checking in on you...feeling some pain in My...back. Think I'll call my chiropractor...for an appointment tomorrow...LOL...
Pretty in Pink Sweetie!!

Coll said...

Oh my goodness.. she is just too adorable... and so pretty in pink. :-)