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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I'm done...

with winter. I know that it is only half-way through but I am done with winter. It snowed again last night and has snowed most of the day today. It took me an hour and fifteen minutes to get home last night because there were two accidents on the freeway. I got home, shoveled a little, got in the shower, went to FHE late, and then came home for more shoveling. As Marne and I were shoveling in the dark, I slipped on a huge area of ice on our driveway and landed flat on my back. Luckily I stopped my head from bashing into the pavement. I laid there for a minute or two and then had Marne helped me up. I went inside, took some pain relievers, and then helped finish shoveling. I used my heating pad for a little while before I went to bed. This morning I was in quite a bit of pain and I went into work late. I took more pain killers and went about my job but had to get up every half an hour to stretch my back. Since my boss, MJ, has a bad cold, he decided to leave early. By 1:30pm I was pretty unhappy about my back and neck, which I believe is suffering from a little case of whiplash. My co-worker recommended I go see his chiropractor, which I have never done before. I made an appointment and left work at 3pm to get there by 3:45. The drive wasn't too bad despite the snow. He said that I had injured my back but not seriously. He adjusted and massaged my back and neck and I feel much better although I am still stiff. I have another appointment on Thursday and will continue applying heat and cold and taking pain killers. I am also stretching my back (using the very helpful back stretches that my dad showed me years ago.)
The point of this long story is that I really dislike the winter weather this year. We had another 3 or 4 inches of snow on the driveway when I got home today (which, thankfully, two of my roommates took care of.) Our street is a mess and it is very cold all the time. While I realize that we need the moisture, I really wish it would only snow in the mountains for the next week so that some of the snow and ice on the roads, and my driveway, could diminish. The fact that it is dark so early isn't helping my mood much.
Thus ends my annoying rant. (I hope to have a better attitude about the season tomorrow or the next day when my back isn't aching as much.)


Nana J said...

I am not of a believer in chiropractors. They will want you in for some kind of an adjustment for months. We heard you were slammed again today with snow - yikes. We haven't had nearly as much snow as you have had, thank goodness.

Scrappy said...

Oh man. I hate the snow. We have had a very mild winter here. It does not snow much here anyway, but we haven't even had our normal ice storms.
I agree with you about the early sunset. It is such a downer.
I hope your back feels better soon. :)

Allyson said...

I am so with you! Winter needs to be over sooner rather than later. I hope your neck and back feel better soon!

Shem said...