29 November 2011 @ 02:00 pm
I feel like it's been a while since I posted, and it's due mostly to me being too scatter-brained most of the time to feel like composing words into appropriate sentences to make an entry. They're either too whiney or too pointless, and I feel like I should be using my blogging space to be say...reviewing books or television shows, or expanding on and exploring religious/spiritual beliefs in a meaningful way, or just not being all about my moping and general uselessness. xD

This of course isn't one of those kinds of posts -shot-, but in the interest of an update...

Christmas shopping will finally get to start with me this Thursday (maybe Wednesday) depending on when my bank account registers my paycheck. It feels strange to know I'll be so crunched for time this season as last year, I was gleefully reveling in having a job and money and was buying Christmas presents starting in about August. Because I'm the sort of person that gets a high off of picking out presents for other people. (I'm so indecisive myself, that I can rarely pick what I would want, but making educated guesses/outright buying what more decisive people than myself want is really fun.)

Also, Kat ([personal profile] badkarma/my girlfriend) was nice enough to cover my shift for today - she wanted the hours anyway, but it still meant a lot to me. This Sunday at work, I hurt my tailbone in a hilarious story that should really not have such a serious ending to it. xD

Basically me, in my need to ignore basic ideas about safety, was standing on a chair (I'm a moron, I know) to reach something at work, and when I went to get off said chair, I managed to flip it forward with the shift of my bodyweight. The chair and my body then worked together to ensure the experience ended in a grade-A collision, as I both fell down onto the chair as the seat moved out from under my foot, and the chair propelled itself forward. You know how most simple chairs have a back that's supported by two slats going up above each of the back legs? One of those hit me in the tailbone, which aside from being a really awkward place to get smacked while you're in public (or alone, for that matter), was really painful. Really. Once I didn't feel like I was going to be sick anymore though (it actually hurt so bad I felt like I was going to vomit, which is new for me), I just went about the rest of my day, which was thankfully short.

I thought I was okay, and I still keep thinking that, but in the meantime I'll go through cycles of horrendous pain that eventually go away. Right now is one of the times where I've just got a bit of a lower backache, but earlier I had to go lay down because sitting and standing were both excruciating. I'm completely torn about seeing a doctor, admittedly mostly because I haven't actually switched to a new one (I recently finally left my pediatrician; I just turned twenty about a month ago) and I cannot stand my old doctor. So I'm not...quite sure what to do, since I'm sure I'd KNOW if I actually broke something. But I'm also not positive not treating it is the right way to go - on the other hand, the doctor will probably just tell me what I've already deduced. I strained muscles/tissue in my tailbone area/low back with the impact, and a doctor can't do anything for that except prescribe me more painkillers, which I already take far too much of. So.

Until I feel better though, I'm just thankful I didn't have to go through standing all day at work today - yesterday was an unexpected hell. D: I don't work again until Saturday (or possibly tomorrow, but I'm trying not to think about that) so hopefully...I'll feel better.

What really sucks is that even though I'm home, even just typing up this much has made it harder to sit at the computer, so I doubt I'll be getting much work done on the new roleplay comm Kat and I started. Ah well. I can still fold laundry and sort out summer clothes to put away, and in the end that's more important. xD
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K-kthulu: GW ▶ Duo ▶ Not good[personal profile] dratinis on November 30th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
Oh hey, you get a new layout! I like it :D

That falling-on-your-ass made my ass hurt, seriously. That sounds painful ;n; I know you're kind of hesitant about it, but I'd definitely try to see someone just to make sure you didn't break anything. My roommate hurt her tailbone once, and she didn't realize it was broke so she never went to the doctor. It healed improperly, and I think she had to have surgery on it at some point :| I hope that you didn't break anything, but it'd still be good to check.
PKMN Trainer KAT wants to battle!: Pokémon • GAHHH![personal profile] badkarma on November 30th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
;_____; That story will keep me up tonight.
K-kthulu: Okami ▶ Oki ▶ Hostility[personal profile] dratinis on November 30th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
What, my story or Kathryn's? Sorry, I'm an idiot sometimes XD
PKMN Trainer KAT wants to battle!: Black Adder • GASP[personal profile] badkarma on November 30th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
Yours; I'll probably now drag Kathryn down the street to the hospital (convenient, huh?) while she's sleeping because aksjdfhklsjdg I am paranoid. ; A;
K-kthulu: FF9 ▶ Zidane ▶ DO SOMETHING!![personal profile] dratinis on December 1st, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
Aaah, I didn't mean to scare everyone!! Sorry XDD But yes, drag her to the doctor if you must! Not so much because I think there's something wrong, but because it's always good to double check to make sure everything's okay.

Gaaaah, sorry for freaking you guys out ;n;

btw Kathryn, have you called yet? /nags
Ganesha the Viking: Words ♥ Making mistakes[personal profile] oftheuniverse on November 30th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
I did! I realised that even though I diligently did all the code-adding to import LJ layouts to DW for all my roleplay characters, I'd neglected to do it for my personal account, so I fixed that a couple days ago. xD Thanks!

It was painful, oh god. ;__; And holy crap that story's...definitely giving me even more incentive to call a doctor. D: Hopefully I can get over my squeamishness about calling someone about this; I need to switch doctors anyway though, and I have a phone number all set up for the doctor I'm going to be trying for, so... It might happen tomorrow, though of course I have no idea when I would actually see them after changing my PCP.

I really doubt I've broken anything, but I also know that the coccyx, being (generally) a non-weight-bearing bone and all, could kind of easily not be noticed when it's broken if there's no bruising... I should probably stop rambling and just call a doctor tomorrow. xD
PKMN Trainer KAT wants to battle!: Sanrio • Nyago sleeping[personal profile] badkarma on November 30th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
To be honest, working your hours today was pretty nice. Marcella was in a great mood, I didn't have a drawer, got to make coffees, hung out with Brittney and Kristen... I only feel bad that Krissy was sick! I hope tomorrow isn't terrible. ;___;

Is there any sort of massage I can do for you around that area where the chair hit you? I'm sure there weren't any specific techniques for that area, since it's a bit of a no-no spot for massaging, but I'll do anything you demonstrate on me before-hand! ;0;
Ganesha the Viking: Pictures ♥ Kitty[personal profile] oftheuniverse on November 30th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
ANd I'm so glad your day yesterday went well despite picking up hours that (usually) lead to the Inevitable Drive-Thru Cashier Hell and instead got to make coffee and enjoy chatting with everyone there. :) (See? It's better that you had those hoursw anyway then, since I suck at making small-talk. -shot-)

Actually, I'm really touched you're offering, and I can show you how to massage around the area, yeah. The impact hurt my lower back, and that'll be easy enough for you to do basic massage on. :) ♥

Also prepare for the middle room to be all set up for you getting a massage when you get home from work. > w>