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Monday, March 2, 2009

Upper Butt Pain

Really, it's lower back pain again, but that sounds so mundane. Thankfully, it's not so severe this time - regular readers may recall a bout back in the beginning of 2008 where I was laid out for about two weeks straight. Well, laid out for two days and then seriously bent for another ten or so.

Of course, the 2008 case came because I did a whirlwind day of emptying my storage unit and shuttling in a baker's dozen of surprisingly heavy cinder blocks - taking everything back into my basement. Impatience did me in then, since I grew so bored with carefully moving things from unit to truck to basement that I started to pick up way too many things at once and move them too quickly.

This time around, I did nothing to provoke it. And there wasn't even that one moment where I was fine, and then bent over and couldn't stand back up from the sudden, excruciating agony. No, this back pain crept up slowly over the course of Saturday afternoon - like it was shy or embarrassed to be here. The pain itself is paradoxical, since I was sure that snow shoveling today (twice, once in the morning and once in the late afternoon) was going to do me in, but if anything, I actually feel a little better.

Maybe it's the endorphins?

Shit, that probably means I'm really in for it tomorrow. I'll let you know. You'll probably be able to hear the pathetic whimpering if you just open your window and lean out.

D.

10 comments:

Ans said...

Yeah.. you're in for it... The pain doesn't come immediately.. takes a couple of days..

Dave Kopperman said...

I'm probably cursing it, but I feel better today. The lumbar, she is a strange creature.

D.

Christine said...

The shoveling could have stretched you out, perhaps...take hot baths to discourage the muscles from seizing up. And didn't Yesenia learn some massage techniques a couple of weeks ago? ;)

I'd suggest getting it checked out sooner rather than later, especially if it's happened before.

Dave Kopperman said...

Let's see where we are tomorrow - I have to say, it's essentially passed. Last time, I got an adjustment and it definitely helped, but I don't think even at the worst this year's bout was 20% of last years in terms of intensity (or length).

Hot bath? That'd be GREAT.

D.

Christine said...

...I take it from your perceived tone that the hot water in your home is, um, not so much happening, at least not in those quantities?

Ans said...

Speaking of pain.. I can barely walk.. pulled a muscle in my leg.. the calf area.. I cant even stand without pain..

shaunian said...

Are you collecting cinder blocks?

Dave Kopperman said...

x: No, hot water isn't a problem, but finding the time and mindset to take the bath is.

Ans: Yeah, I read your thread. I'd chalk it up to aging, but I think I did something like that back in college. Have you seen a therapist?

Shaun: I bought a few to put things up on when I moved back into the basement - amps and things. Right now, I think they're all under the comics, except for one near the bass amp which Karl (for some reason) likes to stand on while he plays.

D.

Dave Kopperman said...

And for the record, my back is fine, now.

D.

Ansley said...

You can't have your last Rambler be titled "Upper Butt Pain"...

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... or can you?