Monday, November 23, 2009
Hello, strangers! Yes, it's been ages since I last posted. To be honest, I was going to terminate this blog because my creative juices were running dry. Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner (how did the year fly by?), I thought I would let you know that you can serve ME on a platter this Thanksgiving! No need to run out to Safeway to buy a butterball turkey and wait days for it to defrost. I have been feeding myself plenty and gearing up for the big day.
It all started when I was at the yoga studio, gearing up to take a class. I took off my sweater, bent down to put my sweater into my bag when all of a sudden, a sharp shooting pain went through the left side of my back. "Yeow!" I've never felt anything like that before. I even joked to the yoga teacher, "I don't know how well I'm going to do today, I just felt something weird in my back!" (To which the teacher responded with the standard answer that I, too, tell students, "Oh, you'll be fine once you get into the heat!")
I was surprised that class went well...nothing snapped or popped so I felt much better after class. But ohhh noooo...the very next day, I emerged from bed with such a achy, dull pain down the left side of my body that it hurt to walk or even drive a car. The pain started from my lower back and shot down to my thigh. The soreness felt like I had just spent 4 hours at the gym working out my left quad (fancy word for thigh), buttock (fancy word for butt), hip and back. I was couch bound and popped over the counter meds and ice'd it profusely. It wasn't getting any better so I went to the doctor the next day to get my drugs. My doctor is so nice and old. He just wants to talk and joke around but I was in no mood to be playful. "JUST GIVE ME THE DRUGS!" It has been over a week of laying around, eating comfort foods, sleeping, eating, and popping pills (did I not mention eating?). The classes I was supposed to teach had to be covered by other teachers and my yoga mat has collected an inch of dust. Hey, at least I've been prepping myself for the big turkey day! That's one way to look on the bright side. With stuffing, I can feed a large family of 32!