February 10, 2010

Now I Get It...

You know how my left shoulder has been bothering me since Thanksgiving? Well, I cut back on knitting and it still was bothering me. Last week I had a lightbulb moment when I realized that our bed (which is over 15 years old) wasn't helping at all. In fact, it was the source of the problem as I sleep on my left side.

After waking up in pain several days in a row, DH and I decided it was time for a new bed. It arrived yesterday and today I report I slept pain free. Today we have a snow day and I'm going to knit all day long - well more like make breakfast, knit, do laundry, knit, make #1 Son's birthday cake, knit.

One funny story about the new bed...they didn't tell us we need a "low profile" box spring. So our bed is VERY high up. I encouraged the dog to try and jump up and she looked at me like I had a screw loose. She comes to our room every morning around 4am - this morning I had to get out of my soft cloud of comfort and pick her up and put her on the bed. She gave this sigh of delight and relief - I think she was worried she wouldn't ever get up there. PS New "low profile" box spring arrives on Friday.


bmom said...

We made a booster so our elderly cat can get up on the bed. One step on the booster, one on the chest, then up on the bed.

Beth said...

I'm glad you figured out the problem! Happy birthday to your son!

Our bed is also high and I don't let the dog up there unless he has his harness on and I can hold onto him. He doesn't seem to get the idea to settle down right away - being up there is too exciting for him. It's a long way down and I think he'd get hurt if he fell.