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Boredom is a blessing

This is a follow-up to a couple of previous posts on my recovery from a fall down a flight of stairs.

Right now, my status is "bored." I can't stand or sit (even on special cushions) for more than about 15 minutes before I start feeling pain in my coccyx. When I get up or lie down, I feel pain in my lower back. The pain medication helps a bit, but I'm being cautious with it.

Therefore, I spend most of my day lying down, watching TV. I'm bored. I want to start moving around and go back to work. However, I know that if I push myself I'm just going to become more miserable. This will probably last another week.

As always, I try to find the points of gratitude:

- After a fall like mine, I'm bored instead of paralyzed. I'm grateful that I have an injury from which I can hope for complete recovery.

- They're being very understanding at my job about my being out of work for two weeks.

- I have enough "oomph" to get off the sofa every hour or so to move around. I don't have to worry about bedsores.

- Thanks to Vann, I've got plenty of food in the house.

- In general sitting is painful, but I don't have any problems going to the bathroom. That would a problem indeed!

- Strangely, I seem to be losing weight. I would have thought that being so sedentary would have packed on the pounds, but instead I seem to be eating less.

In summary, I'm OK. Boredom is a problem that can be too easily corrected, often in directions that I would not want to go. Hurray for boredom!