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12 September 2009 @ 07:25 pm
As some of you know, I have a gimpy hip. I took a fall backwards off a ladder painting a bathroom about twelve years ago, and hit the toilet with my back/hip on the way down. As with most injuries, some days are better than others. But lately, the pain seems to have been getting worse. I realized when we were in Tempe that a lot of it was caused by the ancient mattress I sleep on. When I roll onto my right hip , the pain wakes me up, so I haven't had a full night's sleep since we moved. That didn't happen when we were away. I knew the mattress sucked, but not that much. So I went mattress shopping today, and put a deposit down on one. We looked at a few places in St. George, but ended up checking out the new mattress place that opened locally. Got a good price plus free delivery/setup and they take away the old one. Yay! Can't wait till next week when I will actually have it home!
tygermama: My Happy Placetygermama on September 13th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Now I have mattress envy! :D

Will there be pics?
Ithithildyn on September 13th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
LOL! Of a mattress?
tygermamatygermama on September 13th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Yes, I envy that you get a new bed. My bed is ancient but it was free, so I got what I paid for. :D
Renee M Romeroeasilymused1956 on September 13th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
Wonderful for you. I, unfortunately, have bad shoulders that will drop out of joint while I sleep on a regular bed. So I sleep in a recliner. Actually sleep very comfortably in it.

Again, have good rest.

Otterly Evilotterevil on September 13th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
I sleep in a recliner too - weight/joint/breathing issues which are getting better. I sort of miss the outstretched lolling (not LOL'ing[g]) that you can do in a bed, but the recliner is very comfortable.
Ithithildyn on September 13th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
valihavaliha on September 13th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
Ouch, that's terrible! My mother had hip problems for most of her life, and had to have hip replacement surgery for both of her hips. It was very hard on her.

I myself have problems with my lower back, and yes, depending on where I sleep it can be excruciatingly painful. Getting a new mattress is the best thing you could have done.
Ithithildyn on September 13th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
Here's hoping!
Teejtheteej2 on September 13th, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
Ohhhh! There is just nothing in the world like owning a brand new mattress!

Three years ago my ancient bed fell apart, literally, which in turn finally made me go looking for a new one. The first new bed I have ever owned.

It is bliss, really helps my back and neck.

You will love having a new mattress!
Teejtheteej2 on September 13th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
I'd post a piccie of it, but I don't think I can on your journal...

Ithithildyn on September 13th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to it!
Mischief: Kitten3em_kellesvig on September 13th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
New mattresses are the bestest things! Sleep well, m'dear!
Ithithildyn on September 13th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Otterly Evilotterevil on September 13th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
Ow! [winces at description]

New mattresses are very nice :)

Now go buy new sheets and pillows! [g] Ithy buuuyyyy!
Ithithildyn on September 13th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
I like my sheets!!
spiffikins: alienspiffikins on September 13th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
It's quite amazing how sleeping *elsewhere* can make a person realize how bad our beds are - I hope your new mattress is awesome!
Ithithildyn on September 13th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
It really was quite an eye opener!
I will call her George: To do liststrangevisitor7 on September 13th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
YAY for new mattress!!! I hate bad mattresses and it's so worth it to have a good one. :D
Elycia: Muffled Scream by Annwyn55elycia on September 13th, 2009 09:44 am (UTC)
Just *thinking* about how much that must have hurt when you did it makes me cringe. Good luck with the new mattress, and pleasant dreams!!
curly_purls on September 13th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
I know that I have to adjust my air mattress, every so often. Hip and lower back issues--scoliosis of the spine.

Do you take something along the Osteobiflex line for joint health?
lillie: outofmymindlilliew on September 13th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
A good mattress helps ALOT with hip pain. If not a new mattress, a foam mattress topper. That's helped me alot.

Massage/chiropractic can help too, along with glucosamine.

Hope it helps!