Well, guess what happened to me this morning? I'd been sitting on the bed, getting ready for work, and I slid off (on purpose--'cause I'm too darn short or the bed's too darn high for my feet to touch the floor) and I found I couldn't really straighten up--at least not without pain. Yep, getting older is H-E-double-L. Years ago, while putting on a pair of pantyhose, I threw my back out and I've never been the same since--every now and then my low back decides to take a vacation and travel south on the sciatic nerve highway.
My so-called friend Teri kept laughing every time she saw me walking down the hallway at work--when I got tired of it and told her to shut up, she explained that not only did I walk funny but the wet spots on my back where the ice bag leaked a little tickled her funny bone too. Somewhat sympathetically, she told me she'd had the same problem last weekend and thought stretching out her back helped quite a lot.
So, when Tylenol didn't do much for the pain, I went into an empty office, closed the door, and laid down on the floor to do some stretching exercises. Of course, once my center of gravity was too close to the floor to change course, it occurred to me to wonder whether I'd ever be able to get OFF the floor again. And the stretching? Well heck! I'd forgotten that I hadn't stretched anything on my body (except my stomach) since 1997! I thought for certain I'd do myself further damage! But no--I soon gave up, quit rolling around on the floor, and went back to my ice pack (and wet back).
Anyway, before I take a Flexeril and go to bed, I thought I'd show you tonight's Christmas project--two foot warmers that were quick, quick, quick to make!
I think one of these in a gift basket with some soft and cuddly socks and maybe some pedicure products (or a gift certificate for a pedicure) would make a terrific Christmas gift for a friend, don't you?! I know there are times in the winter when I think my feet will NEVER warm up again--and I'm really looking forward to trying one of these out when that happens again this year.
My version is slightly different, but you can find a great tutorial HERE if you'd like to make some.
You know what? I wonder how one of these would feel heated up on my back? A little pill, a little ice, and a little heat. Yummy! I'm sure I'll feel better in no time!