Thursday, June 4, 2015

Oh, Woe Is Me

I did something really dumb a couple of days ago and am suffering the consequences! Norma came home with a bag of garden lime in the trunk and asked me to get it out for her. It was not a large bag and did not look all that heavy so I reached in with one hand and lifted it out. It was much heavier than it looked, I did not lift it properly and I could feel something 'snap'. A while later I was suffering severe back pain.

Now, a couple of days later, it still hurts to breathe and is difficult to find a comfortable position. Luckily, my recliner is about the most comfortable spot so that is where I am spending my time. This used to happen to me often when I worked as I was always dealing with heavy tool boxes and test gear, usually hauling them in and out of helicopters with spinning blades so I was forced to carry them stooped over, a recipe for disaster and as a result I was on a first name basis with my chiropractor! Since I retired this has only happened a couple of times but this one is bad. I will try a couple of extra strength Tylenol and if that doesn't work I will see if my chiropractor has retired.


  1. Email comment from Al:

    Hi Croft:

    Like you, I'm prone to hurting myself, in the last couple of weeks I've had bursitis in my shoulder (too much overhead work) and I turned my ankle over doing some furniture moving down stairs (missed the last step!).

    I found the generic version of Aleve worked much better than Tylenol in reducing the inflammation and knocking down the pain, 1 pill every 12 hours as well.

    Try it!

    1. Thanks Al, I have some in the motorhome. I will try it instead.

  2. Sounds like a trip to the chiropractor would be wise.

  3. When I injure myself playing softball our manager just tells me to 'rub some dirt on it'. Maybe you should give it a try?

  4. I do swear by a good chiropractor, mine retired last year after 40 years ( I saw hime for 35 years, I am sure I helped his retirement fund), the new much younger one is even better, he knows how to really get to the route of the problem. The sooner you go the sooner you will be better.