Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wii-njury

Yes... it has happened. Someone in our household has been injured while playing the Wii.

Who might it be
that jumped on the Wii
Who might it be
could it be me?

Last Thursday I decided to really start a workout on the Wii. I started with several Yoga poses and moved onto the strength training. After that some quick cardio before showering for the day. The only problem is... the hula hooping exercise apparently did me in. It is a competitive game and you get a higher ranking based on the amount of spins you get - it seem to cause me to do more than I should. :)

What you should know is that I would have never gotten hurt if I had gone with HubbaHoney to the CoffeeFest convention in Chicago - I opted out since there was too much on our schedule to ask another parent to do for our children.

Anyhow, I didn't know anything was wrong until I went to bed that night - I had some pretty bad low back pain but it felt more like muscle pain. Got up the next morning and hauled my two kids, FunkyRedhead's two children, a large cooler full of food, a giant suitcase on rollers full of teaching material to a homeschool co-op meeting/Valentine party. My back was killing me all day but only when I bent over and it still only felt like muscle pain. Saturday morning we got up early for HubbaDood's basketball game. After about five minutes on the bleachers I thought to myself that something felt very different in my back - I wasn't sure if I was going to make it through the game. As soon as the game was over we went home so HubbaDood could shower and change into his scouting uniform and then we were off to the Pinewood Derby. After that, we went to downtown Louisville to the Science Center for a three hour Scouting event so HubbaDood could earn his Math and Engineering requirements.

It was toward the end of that event when I started to feel some agonizing pain in my hips and down my left leg. We then had to walk two blocks to the car - the pain was unbelievable!

Needless to say, I have been to the chiropractor twice this week and am to go back again tomorrow. I have a compression. Over the weekend I couldn't use my left leg - I couldn't bend my knee and put pressure on it or it would go out from under me. I also can't stand or walk for more than about two minutes without PAIN. The only thing I can compare the pain to is back labor - I had back labor with HubbaDood.

I've been able to bend my knee and put pressure on my leg since Tuesday but I still have tremendous pain and still can't stand or walk for very long. My skin is still numb down the inside of my left leg as well.

I've had neck and shoulder issues in the past and if I had to compare the two I would take my neck pain any day over this low back pain. This is horrible!

I keep praying for the Lord to make me whole again - SOON.

5 comments:

Mother Mayhem said...

SOON. AMEN. :o)

Dapoppins said...

Does the wii come with a warning?

OUCH!

Hopefully you will be feeling a ton better this week. But, of course this month is my pity party, so if you want to milk your pain and suffering for everything you can, I think you should. Especially if your felling better and can enjoy it.

Anne said...

Mayhem - Yes - SOON!

Poppins - I'm pretty sure it does.

I need a pitty party.

Foo said...

I'm sorry to hear you got hurt, but in a strange sort of way I can't help feeling like it's a good thing when a video game prompts enough physical exertion to hurt something more than your thumbs.

Hope you heal quickly.

Aunt Jo said...

Poor Annie!! Glad you are on the mend