Yesterday, I was doing my normal things - laundry, cooking, went for a walk, a little gardening, etc. I try not to let my health interfere with my daily activities. I usually just ignore the aches and pains and keep on going. If I did let them interfere I would be sitting in the corner, doing nothing with my life. But often by the end of the day, my back is killing me and my ankle is telling me I did too much again.
I was doing laundry and cooking - my parents were coming for dinner and I like to create - so I was on my feet a good portion of the day. But I did sit down and take some breaks to help my back rest. I was almost done with laundry and had three full laundry hampers lined up, waiting for my husband to bring them upstairs. I could have moved them but I attempted to step over them. Attempt is the key word here.
A normal healthy person with a healthy body could have done this quite easily. I didn't step over them. I sort of stepped over them, and turned my ankle and sat down on the clean laundry - a nice soft landing. The result is a jolted, painful back and an achy, strained, sore ankle. But I have pain meds.
Today I am going to do what I did yesterday - ignore the pains and keep going. I'll go for my walk in a little bit and then some more cooking and keep moving. What else can I do?