Sunday, November 22, 2009

Made of Spare Parts

I've been feeling a lot older than my 42 years for the past couple of weeks. You see, I have this horrible pain in my right butt cheek that will not go away no matter how many stretches or ibuprofen I take. It has bothered me before in getting ready for some of the half marathons I've done, but it has never lingered this long before. It's sidelining my running and it's making me a HUGE crab. I don't like feeling like a 72 year old. It sucks.

To make matters worse, I did something last night in my sleep that totally made me wake up in tears and agony.

***Sidenote: It all began about 3 years ago when Bill and I went skiing for the first time in 15 years. I got a little cocky toward the end of the day and felt like I was 20 years old again and limber as a gymnast... Nope. Not happening. I got taken down by some dead bushes and ski equipment went flying. So did my left arm. It flew right behind my head and when I got the snow out of my face, I wondered whose arm I was laying on. I did make it down the mountain, but I needed Bill to help me get my coat, skis, and paraphernalia off so we could get in the car and make our way home. It took a couple of months to feel better, and it still continued to make me wince every now and then. This summer I had a date with the sidewalk - a face plant date. Yep, I injured the same shoulder again, plus a hip as well! Yay me! Again, it took awhile to feel like I was post injury self. It slipped every once in awhile and jumping jacks were definitely not my friend.

OK, back to last night. I woke up on my stomach with incredible pains shooting through my shoulder which felt like a stretched out rubber band. I had either separated or dislocated something in my battered little shoulder. I quickly moved to try to right the wrongly stretched ligaments, tendons, and bursa inside - all while crying out for Bill, trying not to throw up, and breaking out into a cold sweat. It was not a pleasant feeling. It hurt like the dickens, to put it bluntly.

And now I feel old- AGAIN.

And now I need to see a physical therapist for my butt and my shoulder.

I'm convinced I am truly made of spare parts. It sucks to get old.

(I put this picture here to show that at least my hair looks youngish...)

7 comments:

Trainer Momma said...

You look very youngish in many more ways than your hair! At different points in my life I feel like an old rusty truck, driving down the road with parts falling off behind me. I love my PT -- he's put the parts back together for me! Yuck about the intense pain experience...

Tracy said...

You poor girl!!! So sorry Kris! Of course you LOOK freaking fantastic, but I understand it really is about how you feel - feel better soon!!!

Lindsay Lou said...

Oh mom, I hope your butt and shoulder feel better soon.

The Lymans said...

Kris, you look amazing! I had sciatic pain when I was pregnant that would stop me dead in my tracks. Ouch! Next it will be our knees, our backs, our hips, etc....Something to look forward to!

jo said...

I'm so sorry, Kris! It really stinks to not feel good while you try to get through the day! Hope your shoulder and bottom get better sooner rather than later!!! Your youngish hair is fantastic and I like that word...youngish :)

Stephanie said...

I'm sorry you're in pain! It really sucks to get older and have all the 'old people' pain that goes with it. I have my whole 'trick hip' that tells me when it's gonna rain now...hooray. I sound like a 90 year old blue hair! You LOOK like you're 25! (Which also sucks...for me.) Love ya!

Aly G said...

You crack me up! If you feel that way you sure don't look the part! Take it easy on that cute body of yours! Yes your hair does look good too! Who did it?:) Looks like you got a fam pic when alyss was up or down? Sooo cute. They are sure not babers anymore are they?! Cute family! Miss ya