Thursday, July 26, 2012

Walking Crooked??

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

I have a lot of problems with my back.  Sometimes it burns, sometimes it tingles and many times it just plain hurts.  I know that a lot of people have back problems, so I don’t feel alone in this.

I was noticing that when I stand up a lot (for me!), like when cutting up veggies for a salad type thing, that it hurts badly.  On thinking about it, I may have the cause of this.

My right leg is always numb.  When I walk, stand or lean against something, I bend sideways a little.  I am wondering if not having my weight evenly distributed over my frame, it causes my back to hurt and get in a strain. 

I was trying to compensate for this today, but didn’t quite pull it off.  When fixing dinner, I tried to stand solid on my legs, not leaning to one side or the other.  It did not work.  When I tried to stand up straight, I would topple to the right.  I KNOW my leg is there, but my brain doesn’t seem to recognize the fact.  I cannot seem to stand without leaning just a little.

I’ve always felt sorry for elderly people who are all bent over and seem to have such a terrible time walking and getting around.  I fear that, if I live, I will be in that same shape.  I guess I can be the old crooked woman!! (I’m gonna have to think about the crooked cat and mouse, though!)


Sherri said...

Me Too! I hate to say this but I'm glad I'm not the only one.

My back cramps all up when doing dishes, cooking, dragging a broom, folding clothes... really any type of standing activity.

I find that I stand crooked and figure that is the cause of it, like you.

Just one more thing, eh?

Janie said...

I know how you feel, Sherri....I don't wish this on anyone, but it is good to know that we are not going through things alone....we are in this boat together so I guess we had best make the most of it....have a great day and thanks for reading my blog!!! :)

Muffie said...

I don't think I stand crooked, but then again, what do I know?? I've always had back problems, so I can't blame it on MS. I was in two serious car accidents which were probably the causes. Standing actually makes my back better, but when I sit too long, or have a book/paper/puzzle in my lap, I feel the pain. I once heard that when you're standing, put one foot on a low stool and you won't get the pain. Hope you find something that works for you.