This post is coming to you from my bed where I am nursing a bit of a back injury. You see, whilst moving heavy boxes the other day I somehow managed to pinch a nerve near my spine… which means it hurts when I walk and my left hand is expected to be numb for the next few days.
Ugh, I know.
Like, you know when a house is mis-wired and you turn on a light switch in the kitchen and the upstairs toilet flushes? It’s like that. Or at least that’s how I picture it in my mind
So as I said, when you pinch this particular nerve in your back, your left hand goes numb. I have therefore been terribly clumsy lately. I have knocked over everything that has had the unfortunate fate of being on my left including- but not limited to- water, coffee, more water, etc. In fact I have just covered my entire studio in a layer of paper towels in anticipation of the next spill.
So in case you one day find yourself in a similar situation, behold my official guide to dealing with a pinched nerve:
Step 1: Even though it doesn’t help, shaking your left hand furiously with a limp wrist feels like it helps, so, do a lot of that. Sing Florence & The Machine’s hit tune “Shake It Out” simultaneously.
Step 2: Watch lots of HGTV and learn what light fixtures to put in your extreme eco-friendly tree house that is made purely from indigenous wood and suspends itself in mid-air over a waterfall. Because ‘natch.
Step 3: Watch lots of Food Network. Learn what to- actually, just get really hungry. Order thai food.
Step 4: Spill said thai food. (Because you reached for your phone too fast when a new snapchat came in.)
Step 5: Congratulate yourself on having that layer of paper towels that caught the spill before any real damage was done to your comforter.
So remember kids, bend at the knees and no twisting while you’re lifting. No back protection is whack protection!
Ever had a back injury?
What TV channels/ shows do you watch when you’re stuck in bed?
Whats your favorite food to order in?