I know that sounds odd (and no I’m not surprised that I have a muscle – you carry around a fat old lady body, you got some muscles under all that fat). But I have this reoccurring severe pain in my side/back. I’ve been worried it could be kidney stones or kidney trouble (even though all my labs are totally clean – you know, I gots to worry about something).
But while at the orthopedist, I asked him about it because it is really painful – which he confirmed by sticking his finger right into where the muscle is and making me scream.
Thanks a butt load doc.
But to my relief, he told me it is indeed a muscle that is paining me. Ice and heat, ice and heat. He said I probably did it by lifting something heavy (besides me).
Later at the grocery store, I had an epiphany. Or, more appropriate, a d’oh moment.
As I was putting the big ass box of kitty litter into the cart – I realized that was the side that was constantly hurting. And I further realized, that I usually end up using my dominant hand/arm to lift the kitty litter, and it is probably not a coincidence that it is my dominant side that pains me.
As I said:
So now, I will try to be an equal opportunity lifter – using both hands/arms to lift big ass boxes of kitty litter.
I would try to potty train the cats, but I tried that years ago and all I ended up with was a toilet full of kitty litter and a wet pissed off cat.