Wednesday: 14.February.2007

Update on the Back Injury

My back is definitely improving, tho not as quickly as I'd like. Still stiff. (Have a heating pad on it now.)

Thanks for all your letters. The in-box was filled with sage advice from readers the world over. Apparently, the problem is more common than I realized.

I never cease to be impressed by the intelligence of those writing in. That's one of the perks of having a site such as this > I get to hear from (& dialogue with) interesting, articulate people from all over the the planet.

Must admit, I loved hearing your tales of woe (back trouble). Cuz (as you know) misery loves company.

today's entry continues here

Lotsa recommendations to see a chiropractor, some for an acupuncturist, and a few to take up yoga. Also learned about Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. And no, needles are not for me.

Some readers however, wrote to say this injury was God's way of punishing me for talking ugly about our president. (Uh, I disagree.)

Oddly enough, sniffing hurts, tho sneezing does not. Weird, huh? Twisting hurts more than bending.

I read the injury should be iced the first 24-48 hours (to minimize swelling), and heat applied thereafter (to promote healing).

I hit the sauna (heat) the first day, which might be why I woke in such pain the next morning. Lesson learned (the hard way, unfortunately).

Most sources advise *using* the muscles after the first two days, to encourage healing. Complete healing (they claim) usually comes within 2 weeks.

I get the bug tomorrow, so I don't have 2 weeks. Looks like I'll be opting for drugs .. to make up the difference.

I haven't had any coffee the last few days, so my dang head has been pounding. Also feel like I'm starting to catch a cold. Sometimes I feel like somebody should just come over and put me out of my misery. (I'm sure it wouldn't be difficult to find a volunteer.)

I checked my bio-rhythms, which shows my physical attribute as bottoming out:

Physical: Your energy seems gone. You feel listless. Emotional: You feel even-tempered. Enjoy it long as you can. Intellectual: Finish pending tasks quickly, so you don't have to do them when things are worse.

Update: I broke down & took some Motrin. What a difference! Almost feel human again. Feels like somebody kicked me in the back .. instead of feeling like I got ran over. This I can handle. Better living thru chemistry.





Posted by Rad at February 14, 2007 07:37 PM

[RADIFIED HOME]

[
Newest Rad Weblog]

[
Rad Community Forums]

[
Back-up your PC's hard drive with Norton Ghost]

[
Back-up your PC's hard drive with Norton Ghost 12/14]

[
Virtual Private Servers: Guide to VPS Web Hosting]

[
Rip & Encode CD audio to high-quality MP3]

[
Hard Drive Partitioning Strategies]

[
Windows Installation guide]

[
PC Computer Maintenance]

[
Radify your Laptop (Notebook PC)]

[
Favorite Rad Freeware]

[
Magoo's BitTorrent Guide]

[
Create Bootable CD/DVDs]

[
Magoo's guide to Eliminating Spyware
]

[
Digital Camera Buyer's guide]

[
Intro to Linux]

[
Wireless Networking]

[
Guide to eBay]

[
ASPI Layer Drivers]

[
Boot from a SCSI hard drive]