29 November 2007

back in business?

Haven't posted for a while: all my low back muscles went into meltdown and I couldn't move. I would love to tell you all it was while I was lifting a 3cwt fence section into place up on the allotment but I'd be lying through my fingers. The totally embarrasing truth is that I bent down to pick up a pair of knickers from the washing basket (well, they we're heavy knickers), to put up on the line and WHAM! Total back lockdown and agonising pain. But hey, it only took the Doc 4hrs to arrive so that's allright then. I can sort of move now and even type; you might empathise with the first and regret the second. Who knows? Mmmmm....more Diazepam please.

5 comments:

hendrix said...

ow ow ow ouch!
You have my sympathy, I'm in exactly the same situation re lower back meltdown...I've managed to freeze all the muscles in my back owing to spending too long at the computer. No-one gave me diazepam though - just electro-shock massage therapy. Hope you're feeling better now...

clodhopper said...

Thanks H....getting much better now though still being VERY careful how I move. Electro shock massage sounds good, does it work?

Isn't it strange how vulnerable you feel when your back goes out. Just a sort of pathetic despair really; you can't do ANYTHING...

Do you know how much a back support belt in Boots is? Twenty Seven friggin quid for a bit of nylon strapping with velcro. Grrr!

llewtrah said...

But did you have to pick up the knickers while they were still be worn?

looby said...

Oooh, it's like a 70s farce!

hendrix said...

It does work, and is rather pleasant in a weird "I've just stuck my fingers into a socket kind of way"... I've been going three times a week for the last month and things are starting to ease up a bit but apparently it's going to take about another month to get everything back to normal...
(Luckily I have a barter system going on with my osteopath - treatment in exchange for graphic design)

You're absolutely correct re the feeling vulnerable. It's not even so much the pain (although it bloody hurts) it's the absolute inabilty to do the things you take for granted - like sit in front of a computer, or be able to stand for long enough to wash the dishes. I've been a not very nice person to live with recently!