Books Are Dangerous!

Last week I mentioned my mission to remove 7000 from my house and I thought now would be a good time to update you on my progress.

The week started well and I managed to donate 5 boxes of fiction to my son’s scout group for their upcoming jumble sale. I then sorted and catalogued 4 boxes for sale on eBay, then I bent down to pick up a box lid and …

I slipped a disc in my back!

I am now barely able to lift a single book and am virtually house bound. Unfortunately the pain/pain killers are making me feel so sleepy/spaced out that I can’t concentrate enough to read. Hopefully this will change over the next few days, but I think all my elaborate book sorting plans are over.

I’m off to lie down with some trashy TV.


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  1. Oh, how awful, Jackie. I hope you’ll feel better soon. I’ve had a slipped disc before so I know how awful it is. It doesn’t even take much: I wanted to pick up a jam pot from the breakfast table when I was clearing the table and boom! It’s a long time ago but not easy to forget.

    Take it easy and hopefully you can read a bit after a few days. Doing nothing is so boring!

  2. Jeane says:

    Hope you recover quickly. Those darn books!

  3. Lizzy Siddal says:

    Ouch! Perhaps those books are telling you that they don’t want to move? wishing you a speedy recovery.

  4. Gemma says:

    Oh no! My father slipped a disc in his back several years ago, so I know how debilitating it can be. I really hope you get better soon!

  5. Ifi says:

    Awful Jackie!!! Being bed ridden is such a boring thing.. especially if you are used to being very active. Hope you get better sooner than later. Backs take an awful long time unfortunately.

  6. Diane says:

    How awful for you! I am so sorry to hear this.

  7. Oh noooo!!!! I’m so sorry to hear this. I hope you’re feeling much better and back up and at ’em soon.

  8. Mystica says:

    Hope you feel better soon. I disposed of just ten books last week and I feel very good. I can imagine with your pile how you are feeling.

  9. Lisa Hill says:

    All the best for a speedy recovery!

  10. Charlie says:

    Ouch! Trashy tv sounds the perfect past time, nothing too taxing. Hope your back is better soon.

  11. Shan says:

    Wishing you a quick recovery, that sounds awful Jackie. Thank goodness for Trashy TV, it’s just what is needed in these moments!

  12. stujallen says:

    wishing you a speedy recovery ,all the best stu

  13. Lucybird says:

    Ouch! Hope your back feels better soon Jackie

  14. Jenners says:

    Back injuries are awful!! I hope you heal soon … and no more (lifting) books!

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