Wednesday, 20 January 2010
02:28:59 AM (GMT)
Ah, the sacred bond between mother and child- SO FREAKIN' ANNOYING.
Last Thursday at 12:50 in the afternoon I went to a make-up choir lesson, which was
schedualed to end at 1:30. At some point during that lesson, I suffered a muscle
spasm around the link in my spine six up from the tail bone. I've never had one of
those before, and all I was doing was standing around singing in Italian...
Last Thursday at 1:00 in the afternoon my mother was in Boston for work (I live in
the NYS Capital region). Roughly six hours away by car. She was packing up said car
to go home when she threw her lower back out hefting luggage into the trunk.
She and I both used some herbal lotion for our backs when I got home from school and
she finished the drive from Boston. Imagine our surprise when we both reach for the
muscle around the sixth spinal link.
Mum said it's called sympathy pain. (Er, hate to correct her, but for it to be
symapthy pain I have to know about it before I am inexplicably crippled.)
Our backs are feeling much better now, but my troubles are far from over.
Since then I have been experiencing her hunger (she eats less than me) and her
exhaustian (she sleeps MUCH more than me).
I lost four pounds because I kept sleeping through meals which she decided to skip...
(Mum knows how much she needs to sleep so wasn't resorting to frequent naps.)
I didn't exactly notice that the whole "sympathy pain" synario was still going on
until we said simulataniously that we were thinking of going to bed early, we'd been
having headaches all day.
Ugh. I wish for Magic, I get Menopause. (And not even my own!)
Sometimes it just feels like the Gods are laughing at me.
(Anyone good at long distance Reiki, mom was hunched over her desk yesterday...)