This past week was uneventful. I went into the office and had the pod to myself. The building is a ghost town. I wonder if it will stay that way. Rumour has it that the lockdown will be extended even though the Covid numbers are dropping. I’m on board with this. I love just walking down the hall to “go to work”. I am supposed to go in again this week. I hope the chef has something good on the menu.
The exercise is chugging along. This past Friday I woke up with a pain in my right hip. I tried rolling it last night on my foam roller and was pleasantly surprised that there was some relief. Will have to get more serious about stretching and rolling. What I really need is a good massage.
I have been watching way too many home renovations shows. By-product of being home in the day. I am gathering inspiration but still not feeling ready to pull the lever on my own renos. Too often there are issues with older homes so my apartment in a 40+ year old building is bound to have problems. I know I shouldn’t let fear stop me but it is for the moment.
Other than that this week has been quiet.
Hope all is well in your world.
Last Sunday as I was at the night job I was twitching my leg, when I heard something in my hip pop. I didn’t think anything about it at the time, until I got up. The pain was very unexpected as I have popped my hip before, although usually when laying down.
I hobbled around and was made fun of on Sunday at work. But still I didn’t think anything of it. Monday morning the pain was still there. So much so that I could only walk up the stairs at work one step at a time, leading with my right leg as my left leg REFUSED to co-operate. I spent the day being laughed at as twitching on a chair as the how I hurt myself is ridiculous. Most thought I hurt myself working out and in hindsight, I should have just gone with it.
I dragged myself into the night job on Monday (I keep writing that as Moanday). Spent a lot of time sitting, which might not have been the best decision. Went home, got in a fight with my oldest, sat some more and then cried real tears when I got up to walk to my bedroom. The pain was intense. Needless to say it took 10 minutes to make the journey. Managed to get myself into bed and was cold and could not fathom getting up again. At this point, I hollered at my child for help. She asked me if I put Tiger Balm on it. Now I hurt and felt foolish.
I rubbed Tiger Balm on my hip and took 2 Advil and still could not find a comfortable position to sleep in. I survived the night and woke up feeling better. I am still not 100% but I do feel significantly better. It goes without saying no exercise was done last week. I’m going to start off slowly tomorrow.
I have a new found respect for those struggling with physical limitations and pain. Pain is very humbling.
Last week I was chilling on the couch when I reached for my full glass of water and tipped it over, sending water everywhere. I think the environment was trying to tell me something. I returned from picking up a roll of paper towel to clean up my mess and I didn’t realize how far the water had traveled and stepped in it and slipped. Landing flat on my back like those cartoon characters that have stepped on a banana.
It did knock the wind out of me for a quick second. And then I laughed and thought maybe I can no longer be left home alone. lol
Fast forward to last night, when I was feeling very proud of myself for doing a harder workout that I really wanted to. I was a hot sweaty mess. Thinking I would be responsible and wash my face before having dinner I went to wash my face and all hell broke loose.
I went to press the pump of my facial soap and some of it went in my hand and a seemingly bigger amount went straight in my left eye. Holy Mother of Mary!!! To say it burned is the greatest understatement of the year. It hurt so much I could not convince my eye to open up so I could flush it with water. Did I mention that my face wash has tea tree oil in it?
Exhibit A the opponent.
It was so painful. After trying to flush out my eye for 15 minutes, my eye still did not want to open willingly. It took about 2 hours before I started to feel like I had not lost vision. By the end of the evening I looked like a close relative of Quasimodo.
Diva even told me as much. Needless to say it was an early night last night. I woke up this morning with my eye still very swollen. Maybe even more so than last night. At least my eye is willing to open and my vision is no longer blurry.
Moving forward only bars of soap for this girl.
Well the interview at my friend’s workplace has not happened. I responded to the email from HR with my availability and never heard back. I even sent a follow up email and radio silence.
My friend thinks it’s rude and strange and has recruited her supervisor to investigate. Maybe my responses are going into her spam? I don’t know.
Work is still crazy. But I did manage to get a few hours uninterrupted the other day. It’s amazing how people will leave you alone if you stab a bagel with a butter knife. LOL Ok that makes it sound more intense than it was. But basically the butter knife would not cut it so I had a minor temper tantrum. Since I am always easy going this was alarming to most. So they stayed out of my way. 🙂 I got a lot done. I might want to try it again in a few weeks.
I hurt my back working out yesterday. It feels like someone stabbed me just under my left shoulder. It hurts to breathe deeply. It is better today but still not in the clear. I am still working out though. Only walking, gentle walking as I can’t really raise my left arm too much. And I don’t want to get out of breath.
Since my weight loss is stagnant, I have decided to give up land animals and gluten for Lent, which starts on Wednesday. While I am not Catholic, I have in the past given up land animals for Lent and lost some weight because of it.
I am looking into vegetarian recipes, so if you have any that aren’t too complicated or have Tofu in it please send them my way. I will still be eating fish and diary as I need “easy” protein sources until I get into the swing of things.
Once Easter has passed, I will do a cleanse and most likely return to my meat eating ways. I hope to be more plant based though.
After posting my rather not so happy last post, life has turned just a bit. I have had 3 interviews with a second interview with one of the companies on Monday. Fingers crossed it pans out as I am feeling a bit uneasy about taking so much time away from work. I am feeling hopefully and much more determined to leave.
Yesterday my body betrayed me and my hip is protesting loudly. I wish I could tell you that I worked out and that’s how I hurt it but I did not. I can’t even pinpoint what I did to make it hurt. I got up this morning and stretched but it doesn’t feel any better.
On Thursday (yes I am all over the place in this post but it’s entertaining so go with it), my car started producing this awful burning chemical smell. I took it to the mechanic after work yesterday and of course the smell was gone. But I knew something was not right and insisted they look it over. Turns out it’s my brake lines. Sounds rather important no? It is now fixed and available to me to pick up. It is a 20 minute walk away.
Given my hip issues am I nuts to consider walking?