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Myname posted 6/15/2014 09:29 AM

I'm really mad at myself for this. I'm a landscaper so I need to be in top physical shape to work.

I was trying to pick up this tote that weighs around 200lbs over my head. Halfway up the tote buckled because, duh its a plastic tote! Why do you have so much weight in a plastic tote! So I try to catch it and had to bend over to catch it. That took the weight off my legs and right into my lower back.

The stupidest thing is that I caught it, felt my back pull, and then continued to hold it bent over. I was trying to figure out how to get a better grip so I could pick it up again. I ended up dropping it and going inside for a few minutes.

I have a few light days as far as physical activity is concerned but a "light day" for me is like a big weekend of projects for most people.

I'm walking all gingerly. I'm taking Ibuprofen and using absorbine jr so I smell and look like an old person.

MovingUpward posted 6/15/2014 09:51 AM

Ouch! Rest up and take care of yourself. I hope you are back to 100% quickly.

jo2love posted 6/15/2014 09:52 AM

(((Myname)))

Ouch! I hope you feel better and it heals quickly. Sending you mojo.

lynnm1947 posted 6/15/2014 12:12 PM

Ow, I feel for you! My back goes out regularly after I do hard physical work, so I know it's no fun. I prescribe lots of A5-35 and a bit of rest.

nowiknow23 posted 6/15/2014 12:44 PM

((((MyName)))) Sending you healing thoughts.

Jrazz posted 6/15/2014 13:03 PM

I'm slowly learning to heed the "danger pull" feeling. I don't always, and I pay for it.

I hope you feel better soon and can get back to smelling like... normal?

Kajem posted 6/15/2014 14:36 PM

Ouch!!!!!

Hope you're back to normal soon.

K

sisoon posted 6/15/2014 16:04 PM

I wish you the best. Coming out of an L4-L5 episode myself, but I'm basically retired.

Ice.

Walks, pelvic tilts, hamstring and pyriform stretches?

Myname posted 6/15/2014 16:30 PM

I did some light physical work today and I'm feeling a lot better. I tend to heal VERY quickly which is nice.

I'm going to continue to take meds and smell funny though.

Amazonia posted 6/16/2014 07:16 AM

Ouch! Be good to yourself and let it fully heal before you go back to full work.

tushnurse posted 6/16/2014 07:41 AM

Do some gentle back stretches throughout the day, use Ice when you can, and drink lots and lots and lots of water. The pain from pulled muscles comes from a build up of lactic acid in the muscles, you have to flush that out.

Good Luck, and be kind to yourself.

Myname posted 6/16/2014 09:48 AM

I didn't know the drink lots of water thing. Thanks.

Just to say I'm feeling a lot better today. I don't have a full day of work until Wednesday and even then I have people working for me so I can do the easy jobs for once.

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