sick to death of being down and out.....

Ok, since the 6th I've been down in my back and in oodles of pain.  The week before that I was down with pneumonia and have never felt so poisoned in all my life.  It's what I imagine being snakebit is like.  The littlest things we take for granted when we are well have been giving me fits!  For example, I have dropped more stuff since I hurt my back.  I can't (or SHOULDN'T) get ALL the way down to the floor without pain.  Sometimes I just leave stuff there.  Of course when it's something I need, I have to go for it.  I have made some modifications.  Like I've set my dog's food bowl up on a box and put the dog and cat food up in a cabinet.  My job has been great - moving in a couch and recliner in my office for me.  My clients are getting a kick out of talking to me while I'm laying down or leaning.  One day, I thought I would work on my computer a while (not standing up like I am now, which I can only do for about 15 minutes tops) so I needed to angle the recliner away from facing the couch to facing the computer.  Yep, you guessed it, I did it myself, and regretted it later.  Today, I came in to EXPRESSLY work on the computer and my schedule because I didn't have clients scheduled because I have to go back to the orthopedic surgeon this afternoon.  I discovered I'm not connected to the network, internet, or SQUAT, and the only schedule I can bring up (Microsoft Office Spreadsheet) is MARCH - no April.  That's the one I caught up the day I moved the recliner and ended up regretting it!   It seems like one thing after another after another after another.  GRRRRRRR!   I'm trying to wean off med.s some.  Sunday I didn't take anything until the afternoon.  Yesterday, I was sore and stiff, I think from the ride up to Little ROck (2 hours in the backseat) for my MRI.  I get the results today.  Well, I hear the computer guy is now in my office, so I'm going to go.  Thanks to all of you who continue to send hugs and encouragement.  I can't tell you how much it's meant to me.....  

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Hang in there, my friend. And leave the furniture where it is or get help moving it! Sheez, you and my Eve! Let folks help. OK? If anybody grumbles about it, understand that they are only doing it to protect their reputation. Hugs to you, dear lady.
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Oh, I understand how frustrating and difficult this must be. But please be careful and take it easy. Your condition requires some adjustment. I\'m glad you got your MRI (I\'m hoping you\'re on the way to diagnosis so the plan of action can begin to get mapped out) and that you\'ve been able to go in to work at least a little. Big hugs, carried. I\'m rooting for you and sending good thoughts your way.
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Would you stop doing stuff to cause you more pain ie. moving FURNITURE???? Seriously I know you are frustrated but you also know better. I sincerely hope you get to the bottom with you MRI so someone can fix you. Good that your work is being good to you. Take Care, good thoughts and I\'ll be waiting to hear the results. Prayers and Hugs!!!
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Oh my sweet friend I pain to hear this. Hang in there, damn! Surrender to the fact that you need help right now to move and do things, let your body heal, it\'s enough that you\'re working for gosh sakes! Through it all your spirit squeaks out goodness and good energy, you are amazing. Surrender and heal!!!! Get answers and obey doc\'s orders!!! Much love to you!
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Back pain, ouch! Can relate but never did the surgery thing. I\'m hoping the best healing for you and that your recovery will be very speedy. I have major back issues and have to say that yoga is a godsend for me. You\'re not there yet so take it easy and breathe. I don\'t know if you are into visualization but you could always imagine little tiny massage therapists working on each thread of muscle and part of the spine that needs attention, see them putting healing light on it and massaging out the pain. Worth a try. Hang in there baby, time is on your side.