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January 09, 2004
Better but not good

I'd like to take this wee-hours-of-the-morning moment to state, clearly and unequivocally:

Back pain sucks.

If you've ever had a back injury (as opposed to a mere backache) you know what mean. If you haven't, consider yourself fortunate.

Example: I'm running out of fresh groceries, but I cannot get my shoes & socks on to get out of the house and go to the grocery store. Well, maybe a bit more rest will help with that. At least I can sit up for a couple hours at a time now.

Big stinkin' deal. At this rate of recovery, I'll be ready for a triathlon in, oh, maybe 75 years.

[Why am I blogging at this hour of the morning? Well, you try spending all day laying in bed doing nothing. Ya, I have a bit of left-over energy.]

Posted by Russ at 03:50 AM, January 9, 2004 in Miscellany

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I'll bet you're even tired of TV by now ...

Oooh, that was a low blow. I am sorry to hear about your painful misery, and may whatever needs aligning/fixing get done so you can be back to normal (whatever that is). Hope the snow has not hit you too bad - we got about 2 inches. That will probably make it much more difficult for you to get to the store/bank/work.

Sounds like you need to rent a girlfriend or nurse - watch out they don't overcharge on the sponge baths.

Posted by: MarcV at January 9, 2004 12:47 PM

You have my sympathies. My back injury simply consisted of a muscle strain which gave me back spasms for about 10 days. Some good ol' flexiril and a lot of rest fixed it in about 2 weeks.

I remember when my Dad was in his late 30's and he suffered a serious back injury. He was bed ridden for months, and couldn't stand up straight for what seemed like a couple of years. I don't envy that on anyone (except maybe Michael Moore, but I digress...)

Take care.


Posted by: beaker at January 11, 2004 01:55 PM