(Old, fat lady, retail back)

I am not one to be too caught up in this country’s youth driven mania. But I must tell you that if you work in retail, do not get fat or old. It can be detrimental to your health.
I have been absent from my computer for the last 2 weeks (except my e-mail which I read periodically standing up) because of a recurring back problem. Years and years of spending hours on my feet, lifting boxes, and shelving things on bottom shelves has caused me to develop sciatica. Gaining 50 pounds on top of that in the last 10 years doesn’t help either.
Usually it stays in my lower back and then disappers after a few days. Sometimes (this time) it stays in my lower back and then moves down my left leg. Sitting down is very painful. You are supposed to keep moving and doing normal activity. Which is fine at work because all I do is walk around our very large store. On my days off though, days that I usually putter around my apartment and read blogs and web surf, there is not a lot of room to roam.
So I ingested a lot of Tylenol and slept alot to avoid the pain. Today I feel a lot better as there is just a small nagging pain behind my knee which tells me that it is almost over.
I have already completed 10 books this month and am currently reading 11 and 12, so I have a lot of posting to do.
No sewing (obviously) yet, but I have some hemming to do today on some RTW pants and some crocheting to finish on some Xmas/Kwanzaa/Birthday/Just Because gifts.

3 thoughts on “O.F.L.R.B.

  1. Wow, you are knocking it out of the park on the reading! Whew! I’ve only read one book all month.I’m sorry your back is acting up though. Hope it gets better soon.

  2. tonja says:

    Oooooh, know about those pains all too well thanks to pregnancy, childbirth and childrearing! You are so blessed to have the time to read 10 books. I get my reading done on the toilet with the door locked..yes…I said it! I use menthol/minty wake me up type of shower gels/soaps that sometime help the muscles. I’ll send you some but you know me, don’t hold your breath!

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