It was a slow walking day for me on bank holiday monday. No lovely walks just a short shopping trip to the city where I managed to get most of my 10000 steps in.

The reason my walking was slow is that somehow this week I have managed to hurt my back… It played up earlier in the week and then stopped causing me a problem.

Mr C and I visited a garden centre on saturday. We only went to buy one plant for a recently acquired pot! We got a bit carried away (as you do ;-) ). On sunday afternoon we did a spot of gardening; weeding, pruning and planting up our purchases in patio pots.

I felt a slight twinge in my back as I leaned over to prune one of the plants leading me to sit down to finish the job. I thought nothing more of it.

Gardening activities for the day complete, I ran a bath for a well earned soak. As I was leaning over to add some cold water to achieve the perfect temperature I felt excruciating pain in my back. Immediately I stood up straight from my leaned over position, the pain was excruciating.I was fairly sure that the weak point in my back had trapped my sciatic nerve (again). The first time for many years.

I looked at the warm welcoming water that I knew would help ease the pain in my back but on balance I couldn’t be sure I could get out of the bath easily, even with help… Sadly I decided that discretion was the better part of valour and that I would forgo my bathing experience…

Problems with a trapped sciatic nerve are best relieved by standing or walking rather than sitting. Hence my slow walking in the city with Mr C on his shopping trip. My back was suitable eased by the walking. So when I got home I was able to step into the bath and stand for a shower. The heat of the water eased my back even more, as I knew it would.

I took my camera into the city but was not inspired to take any photographs so I will leave you with a picture of our ‘Fine Dining’, although sadly the weather did not allow for a ‘Fine Dining on the Patio‘ experience ;-)

8 Comments CherryPie on May 28th 2019

8 Responses to “A Slow Walking Day”

  1. It’s almost impossible to visit a garden centre and only come away with one thing. And fun planting them out – if only we could remember where we’d put them… :-)
    Sorry to hear about your back, CP – sounds awful and I know how much that kind of pain can drag you down. Hope it improves soon – stretching exercise helped with mine.

    • CherryPie says:

      This time all our plants have gone into patio tubs.

      My back is a little better today. It still hurts but the pain isn’t excruciating although after I have been sitting when I first stand up my lower back feels a bit weak.

  2. shabana says:

    Oh i am sorry for your your backache dear Cheri !

    work in garden during pleasant weather is such a pleasure though but please be careful while picking up pots specially heavy one

    this is relief to know that after walk you felt better and were able to take bath

    your food looks appealing and quite healthy

    i hope you take good care of yourself my friend :)


    • CherryPie says:

      Thank you Shabana. I didn’t pick up any pots, I left that to Mr C. I hurt my back by leaning over. It has happened before but not for many years. When it first happened (about 30 years ago) I was told that my back would always be weak in that area.

      We try to eat healthily :-)

      Thank you for your kind thoughts :-)

  3. I bought a pot of red Easter cactus from Morrisons for only £1.50 just the other week.
    The red flowers looked so pretty and I decided to get the pink and white ones from the same Morrisons a week later, only to find out they were all sold out! Ha ha…

    Lesson of that day: don’t hesitate, just buy more!

  4. The Yum List says:

    Aha! A food post! Now you’re talking my language ;-)