Thursday, June 30, 2011

Coming to you live from my desk, where I'm sitting on a blow up little kid pool floaty thing because my tailbone has decided it needs to play a more prominent, significant role in my life.

I have no idea why it is yelling at me ("OUCH!") but I'm on Ibuprofen and ice and literally, on a swimming pool toy. In my office chair.

I feel completely self conscious (so what else does a blogger do when she feels self-conscious but publish a post about feeling self-conscious?).

One reason I feel self-conscious is that the ring makes me sit higher in my chair.This does not make me feel royal. It makes me feel as though I'm sitting in a baby high chair. In my office.

Secondly, it squeaks every single time I move, uncannily mimicking a gaseous emission sound. In my office,

Thirdly, I have to keep blowing it up. In my office.

Fourthly, my doc asked me in a very serious tone, "Are you sure no one kicked you?" Now, I know why she asked this; she was being a good, caring health provider, looking out for my well-being. Ordinarily, violence is not a funny thought at all, but in the moment, in my situation, it was terribly funny to me and it was all I could do to hold back laughing.

So here I am, precariously perched on a butt-sized Lifesaver, shredding hundreds of papers. This is NOT what I pictured for myself when I was in Brit Lit 400 in college.

Maybe I'll take my ring home and sit in the tub and pretend I'm in the pic above. Vacation--Where are you?!


Liz said...

You make me laugh and feel sorry for you all at once. Feel better soon.

Brenda Susan said...

Hey good to see you back! I just happen to be "returning" also. Hubs & I both lost our moms in the last few months and my attention and heart was not on this happy blog place.

Congrats on the wedding and my sympathies on your tale bone pain. Sounds like a hot tub would be the correct prescription, especially if you could imagine yourself on a warm beach at the same time!
Welcome back friend.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Thanks, Liz!
Brenda: SO very sorry for your losses. My goodness, that IS difficult. Glad to reconnect with you.

The Bug said...

Ouch! I broke my tail bone a couple of years ago (slipped on a wet spot in the kitchen & went kerblam!) and the next day had to ride 7.5 hours to NC (from Ohio) because my MIL had been in a serious car accident. I really wish I had thought about the pool toy idea! I also didn't even think about using ice or anything. So, basically, I was in a lot of pain for a really long time due to my own incompetence for taking care of myself.

So, don't knock the inflatable! It's self-care & that's a good thing. Hope you're pain free soon!

Sheila said...

That is too funny...not you hurting. But the post about it. I have you visualized sitting there.... Hope you feel better soon.

DebC said...

Sorry for your pain,
but I loved this post about it.
I can just picture you.
In your office.
On a blow-up swim toy.

LynnMarie said...

So if I laughed at the mental picture you created, but say how sorry I am for you, does that make me less evil? Hope you feel relief soon.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...


Sorry. It's not funny.

Well, maybe sorta it is. Sorry.

Hope you feel better. *chuckle*


Mocha with Linda said...

Ouch. Tailbone pain is no fun.

But your description is hilarious.

Feel better soon!!

Cindy Swanson said...

Awww...I'm so sorry about your pain--no fun!

But I'm REALLY glad to see you blogging again. :)

Cindy @Notes in the Key of Life

"Just Me - NC Beth" said..., not at your pain..but the vision I had when describing you on you your office...from a distance I'm sure you do look like royalty....

So sorry for the pain!


BARBIE said...

Oh Linda, you make me laugh. But I am sorry you are having a pain in the rear!

Roxanne said...

Oh, you cracked me up. I keep waiting for my tailbone to come back in full force presence one day--I broke it my freshman year in college slipping on a patch of black ice--landed SMACK ON TOP OF IT. I will be THE FIRST person in the history of the world to have an arthritic rear end.

skoots1mom said...

did you join in on the 'planking' in reverse maybe? bums are no fun when they hurt that much...or ever. i had to use a ring pillow after my last surgery...hated having to 'carry' it. i like your beach ring idea better...much more colorful and fun and not soooo obvious
drink a frozen drink while you sit on it...complete the experience...mmmmmmm!

Rebecca Bany said...

Sorry for your pain. But thank you for the giggle.

Kim said...

Sorry for laughing as I read this, but you have to admit it's funny in an ouchy kind of way :)

I do feel for you, though, having had surgery last month and spending a couple of weeks carrying a pillow to sit on, everywhere I went.

I'm catching up on blogs after being on the road and practically internet-less for 3 weeks. I'm happy you're back to blogging!

Congrats on surviving wedding #1 :) Both our children opted for very intimate, immediate-family-only weddings. But then they both had large-ish parties a few months later. Not exactly a reception, but along those lines. A lot less formal and more laid back.

Hope your tailbone quits throwing a tantrum soon so you can save the floaty for the pool!

Sandra said...

Ok, not funny for you, but funny for us! I get why you'd feel like you're in a high chair, and be all like, "Hey look at me way up here! Listen to what sounds like me farting only isn't!"

Anonymous said...

Oh you poor thing! I'm so glad Jorge didn't kick you though! lol
Glad you're back. Have missed this.

cindy said...

Oh, this sounds terrible. Hope it doesn’t last too long.

Hope you don’t mind my peeking at your blog.

take care-

Toyin O. said...

That is funny, praying you feel better.

Greg C said...

Ahhh yes, this is what life is all about. I guess at least I can say I am not sitting on a doughnut. Not much to brag about but it is something.

The Cake said...

I just randomly happened upon this blog and it is great! You are hysterical!

Nicole - Life in Progress said...

I love this post SO, SO much!! Hope your bottom feels better soon ;)

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

After a long break of writing and reading in Blogville myself, I am making rounds. Congrats on the wedding. I have a lot of catching up to do!

Mary said...

I know you hurt but your description of your predicament did make me smile. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some extra time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a great spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary