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Glad I don't have a large yard, my small yard exhausted me today

Added: Thursday, January 26th 2023 at 11:07am by sfeastbay
Category: About Me

After I got up this morning I decided to go out and do some yard work.

January is when you are supposed to prune back rose bushes and I hadn't done that yet.

Since the green bin was half full from the left over bush I had cut down, and tomorrow is trash day, I thought I had better do the roses.

So I cut them back, pull some weeks that were around them, and got out the hula-hoe for some of them.

Then I sprayed the area with weed killer, and with all the rain we had, the grass was on the tall side, so I cut that down with my push mower.

By the time I got to the push mower, my lower back was screaming, 'ARE YOU CRAZY'.

I couldn't even get out the weed trimmer to do the area the mower can't get close to, I'll do that another day.

By now I couldn't even stand straight and barely made it back inside.

I sat on the bed to take off my shoes, and yep, I went down on the bed and thought I'll just lie here for awhile.....LOL

I know you're thinking, but aren't you doing back exercises the doctor gave you?

Well I started out ok but slacked off.

The last week I've had issues every day with my asthma and getting the start of a migraine each day. Either waking up with the start of one or getting one during the day.

The pills I take when I get one work and it's gone quickly, but they do make you tired.

Between not sleeping well, the pills making me tired, plus breathing issues, getting on the floor to do back exercises just didn't seem like something I wanted to do.

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D, if you are not averse to taking opiods --this, whether or not you think you might get addicted-- then for you I'd endorse taking-as-prescribed perhaps small doses oxycodone brand named Percocet. With taking-as-prescribed I include taking fewer doses than prescribed.

Or perhaps meloxicam or Celebrex; both non-narcotic drugs.

Between not sleeping well, the pills making me tired, plus breathing issues, getting on the floor to do back exercises just didn't seem like something I wanted to do" Sure you aren't 80m yet??????????????????????  LOL.

Maybe little by little with breaks and stretches in between?

Lol, the robins are showing up here as well, though they're predicting a cold snap Sun day/Monday. Hope it doesn't look like the cartoon.. 

Looks like you'll have some crisp mornings too.

January is a favorite month up here -  less rain and no lawn mowing necessary. I finally trimmed last season's daisies last week....


Thank goodness I live in an apartment so I don't even have to think about this stuff...LOL


I had to laugh out loud when I saw the cartoon about the Robins. We just got a lot of snow and any Robin out there had better be wearing snowshoes. LOL I can also relate to your back problems. My back screams at me all the time. It's like, "How DARE you try to carry that laundry basket upstairs!"

Do you have a coffee table?  Maybe instead of getting on the floor to do back exercises could you use another surface?

My coffee table was my uncles when I moved into his place and couldn't be used.

It's a heavy wood but is a small triangle shape with a glass insert.

The floor is okay, I just think what if my back starts huring from the excercise and it hurt to much to try and get up. I would just have to lay there until the spasm passes and than go for it.

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