Monday, October 12, 2015

Today’s retirement adventure I could really do without.  I threw my back out of place yesterday after we finished shooting part of the Movie.  I was changing in the bathroom and stepped into my pants and there it went.  Kerplunk!  I made it home all right but in the night I got up to use the restroom and it went kerplunk again and I fell into the sink.  I have a lovely black eye.  I certainly hope it is better before Sunday when we finish shooting the movie.

The movie shoot went well.  We worked from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Long day for me and it just got worse and worse.

We started at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine.  They loaned us the facility for the morning.  I got into my hospital gown and crawled up onto the gurney.  It was hard as a brick and the back started its move into discomfort.  We did quite a few run throughs and then started the camera and sound.  I moaned and groaned and I was complimented on how miserable I acted.  (Little did they know?)

We broke down the equipment and went to lunch at Jimmy Johns.  I know I swore I would never eat there and I never will again.  Cold sandwich and it wasn’t even that good.  I ran Elenita and her mom, Kimberley, home to fetch their vehicle.  Then we drove to the director’s home where we would continue the shoot.

We did a shoot outside of my coming home from the nursing home.  It was such a glorious day.

I got into my robe and gown and slippers and we began the shoot.  We did a couple of hallway scenes where I sat in the wheelchair.  Then we did a couple of scenes in the bedroom.  I had to be helped into the wheelchair and on the first try I almost slipped and the back kicked into discomfort.

We picked up and packed equipment and then took a photo of the cast and crew.  I made my way home squirming the whole way.  The back was definitely out of whack.

I didn’t eat much dinner but had a couple of stiff drinks and went to bed.  I had to get up and I just can’t believe I fell.  It hurt like a banshee.

Got up this morning to go work at the front gate but I started crying and I tried lying on the floor to get my back cracked back into shape.  It did not work.  I texted my co-worker and told her I couldn’t make it and she said she would go.  Bless her heart.  Then my other co-worker called me and I couldn’t stop myself from crying.  She wanted to do something to help me and I almost asked her to come down and walk on my back.

As I sit here typing I have an ice pack on and a couple of pain pills in my system.  I am going to try the lying on the floor again and see if it helps.

I will keep you informed about the movie.  It is so exciting!

1 comment:

  1. Backs are so important...and so uncooperative! :-( Feel better!
    This advice is a little late in coming, but if you ever have another unfortunate bruise, eat a lot of mango and pineapple. Apparently they contain enzymes that help a lot with bruising, so doctor's recommend them after facial surgeries.