What to do while recovering from an injury

I’ve hurt my tailbone, and while it’s feeling a bit better, I’m trying to figure out what to do while recovering from my tailbone injury. Like, really? I’m asking you. Before I go nuts from boredom…

So, one thing I can tell you not to do while recovering from a tailbone injury, is feel the pain easing up to a duller ache and then decide to go walk up a steep hill to the viewing area to see waterfalls out in the Columbia River Gorge. Yeah. That will set you right back to having the sharper pain you had at the beginning. Now I’ve learned my lesson and will not be heading out to the Gorge for a while so I can heal up the rest of the way. Yikes. No fun having a set back like that when you feel like you are on the road to recovery.

Do take it easy for a while. Use a heat pack to ease the pain and rub on some sort of Deep Heat or other pain relief. I currently have a roll on one called Max Freeze.

Take baths with Epsom salts. I sometimes found myself doing this morning and night to get pain relief. I’m back down to having minor achiness in the backside and am now doing light exercise like stretching, yoga, or small walks around the block or store, or just my house. I feel a lot better, but am not wanting to do anything that will set me back during the next couple of months. No uphill walks for me for a while. Or running, jumping for joy, ect… Boo.

Know that this too will pass. And in the meantime I’m trying to get my photography fix in by taking photos of rainbows I’m seeing from my window, the cats, the flowers as I walk around the block. Mr. Squirrel. Yeah. Got a good one of him today. And made my poor cats sit for a photo session. Or tried to. Cats being cats, they do what they please, and eventually wander away from me. Feather toys or no… Le sigh.

I’m kind of glad it’s still cold and rainy out right now. That way I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. Ha. But, really, I still like the sunshine better than the rain, so will still be glad when it’s gone. Even if I’m barely able to get outdoors to enjoy it.

 

Rainbow through the trees

Rainbow through the trees

 

Mr. Squirrel eating a peanut

Mr. Squirrel eating a peanut

 

Pink flowers

Pink flowers

 

Sheba - framed

Sheba – framed

 

White magnolia

White magnolia

 

Isis - my ragdoll baby

Isis – Ragdoll cat

 

Women and cats will do as they please...

Women and cats will do as they please… Quote by Robert Heinlein

 

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2 Comments to “What to do while recovering from an injury”

  1. Natashia says:

    Ouch! That’s not good. You really should give up limbo dancing at our advanced age. 🙂
    Maybe try taming that squirrel even more, so it’s eating out of your hand, then move on circus acts, then to singing, and audition it for Alvin and the Chipmunks. Hey- is there a difference between chipmunks and squirrels? Hmmm. After reading what I’ve just written, I think I need some more caffeine!!!!

    1. Maureen Jordan says:

      Hahahaha! Chipmunks are smaller with stripes and much less foofy tails than squirrels. I may just be able to train Mr. Squirrel to do circus acts, though. Not sure if Mrs. Squirrel would approve though. And I’d have to keep those cats away from him or he might become squirrel bacon…