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Well this sucks.

For the last few days, I've been having back pain, and I didn't have a clue why until today. And, the answer is not one that I like. It's my fucking bed.

I should have known, to be honest. When I first got it, the first week I slept in it, it gave me back pain. I assumed it was because I was used to sleeping on an air mattress. After a week, I stopped getting back pain from it unless I slept on it for way too long. (Unlike the air mattress, where some days the only thing waking me up was hunger and/or my bladder.)

How do I know it's the bed? Well, last night my pain was lessening. I was recovering. Bending over, getting up or sitting down again barely hurt anymore, just before going to bed. I went to bed, fell asleep... and woke up hours later in pain, unable to find a comfortable enough position so I could sleep despite the pain. I was forced to get up and pace around, thinking. I didn't have the electric motor for filling up the air mattress, because I had given it back to Brooke. And the only place I have to put the air mattress is in the bathtub. But I'm going to have to do that for tomorrow night. I slept on this fluffy rocking chair that looks almost like a recliner, last night. It wasn't comfortable, really, but it was good enough to where I could ignore the pain and go to sleep. And I still have pain now, upon waking, but... there's a lot less of it. Sleeping in an uncomfortable chair relieved some of the pain of sleeping in my bed. Fuck.

I wish I'd known this would happen, back in the first week of having this bed, or sooner. It's WAY too late to return it, now. And I could barely afford the damn thing when I got it. Fuck my life.

Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 17th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
How much would you need for a new bed, one that works for you?
Oct. 17th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
I don't know. This one cost something like $500. But I dare not get another of the same type, in case the same thing happens. I don't know what to do. But I'm going to use the air mattress in the meantime.
Oct. 17th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
Is it possible to use the air mattress as your regular mattress, or to put your air mattress on top of your other mattress? I did that in college, and it worked quite well after I rigged a frame extension to keep the air mattress from sliding off of the bed during the night. And an inflator and scrap wood / strong cardboard for the frame have got to be cheaper than a new bed.
Oct. 17th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
Already thought of that. The bed is already very tall. The air mattress is about as tall as a box spring and mattress combo. If I put the air mattress atop the bed, I'd be up so high that I'd probably risk breaking my neck if I fell out.

Possible to move the air mattress atop the box spring, I suppose, but then where would I put the regular mattress?
Oct. 18th, 2011 11:17 am (UTC)
what about a mattress topper? i'm hoping to get a memory foam one, since my gf insists on keeping our mattress on the floor even though we have the stuff to fix the frame of the bed now.
Oct. 18th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
Need money for those.
Oct. 18th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
yeah :( currently we have two old duvets under the sheet which helps a little bit
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