Friday afternoon, I decided to start boxing and labeling soap. I pulled the large plastic tub I store my curing soaps in into the living room from the studio...and managed to pull a muscle in my lower back (and I'm not sure how....the box was heavy, yes, but I mostly scooted it along the floor.). Oi. I have NEVER been in as much pain - no, not even after surgery. Without meds. On *my* pain scale, this has been a solid 9. :wince:
Saturday, SG took me to a massage place...it was nice. I could *walk* again! For about 20 minutes. :sigh: I spent the rest of the day, and most of yesterday, on the couch with a heating pad.
Last night I broke down and took a Naproxin. Yes, I'm allergic. Yes, I had a reaction. But - I SLEPT. And woke up stiff, with pain at a pretty solid 4. MUCH better than before!
I was able to make a batch of Farmhouse Cheddar yesterday - and today I'm making Gouda. Cheesemaking, at least, doesn't require a lot of heavy lifting. :lol: (And no more soap for a while...maybe. I have....enough soap to last my family 4.5 years at current consumption rates. However....soap keeps, and gets better as it ages. If the milk supply keeps up, I'll HAVE to make more soap, because I am running out of room in the fridges for cheese. Not that I'm complaining, mind you - it's just something I have to be aware of.)
Hope your weekend was better than mine!
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