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Portrait of a Pathetic Man.

On Sunday night, I threw out my back. Again. This time I wasn't even doing anything. I was sitting at my desk, puttering on the computer, and then whammo, here it comes. Thankfully I had the presence of mind to retrieve and slap on my TENS unit before any of the "oh my god kill me now" back spasms came to play.

So, if any of you are wondering why I haven't returned your calls, or your e-mails this week, this is why.

Now to humiliate myself even more, allow me to paint a picture for you from last night. On orders from the chiropractor, I have been in a back regiment for the past two nights - 25 minutes of lying down on an ice pack with my legs up at a 90 degree angle, 40 minutes TENS unit. Ice, TENS, ice, TENS. That has been my life.

Also, I recently ordered a Xbox 360 so I could play the new Grand Theft Auto IV (inner child, hi!!!). It came last night, and I was able to set it up without any bending, which was nice.

Then I was off to ice.

So there I was, lying on my floor, ice back under my lower back, legs and feet up on my coffee table, playing Uno on the Xbox from the floor.

Yeah, I'm so sexy. *head+desk=me*

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adpfromga
May. 1st, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
Excuses, excuses...

Now if you start bringing the 360 and the accompanying 42" Flat screen TV with you to leather events - I'm signing you up for detox.

Or, whatever online service my kid has where he plays other people on his 360.

A word from the guy making a huge racket above my office this morning... Can you tell him whats up re: your request for July? Alas, he is old and inflexible and likes to make plans somewhat in advance. As does his employer.

This is why he is "The Voice of Reason" and I am "The Voice of Binky."




boymeat
May. 1st, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
He will have an e-mail today.
adpfromga
May. 1st, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
You are a hero AND since you are naked from the waist down and playing a 360 while you attend to your back...

...still cool

Now if you had a Wii, which you'd bought supposedly because it was "fitness equipment" or you read about it in AARP Magazine (I'm serious, I read R's) as being the New Hot Thing For Seniors - I'd be very worried about you.
boymeat
May. 1st, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
I live in a studio apartment. If I had a Wii, the first time I played the bowling game I would stick the control right into the screen of my TV.

Too dangerous!
kathrinefarmer
May. 1st, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
What are you wearing while playing xbox?
boymeat
May. 1st, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
Considering that I'm icing... naked from the waist down.
dreamertheresa
May. 1st, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
My love, I know ALL about jacking up one's back and how utterly lame it is.


First time I threw it out was at work, and I walked around like a 100-year old woman for a few days before I finally went to the doc and chiropractor.

Thank doG for muscle relaxers.
diabhol
May. 1st, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
I had no idea how nice TENS units could be.

You're totally not pathetic, tho.
boymeat
May. 1st, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
It feels twice as perverted using the TENS unit for its intended purpose.
hcjordan
May. 1st, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
That's kinda how we feel when we use the hitachi for back massage.
redhead_sue
May. 1st, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Eh, if you can still play videogames, you're not completely pathetic. :)

Get thee to a computer screen and answer my emails... once you do that, I can help take some workload off of you and hopefully make your life a little easier.

tripartite
May. 1st, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's just me
Sounds like "Portrait of an Pathetic Old Man. This is why I was hobbling around frolicon. Damned backs.
professorbird
May. 1st, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Okay, I forgive you for not calling back this week.

But you better do it soon. Or you will have to visit us with THREE dogs.

Check your email.
hcjordan
May. 1st, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
You know, I had just been wondering why it seemed like I hadn't heard from you in so long.
t_rex
May. 1st, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
Hoping you are better. :-)
taliakit
May. 2nd, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
Hmm, you need a secretary to check your emails and voicemails and then take dictation for the replies :)
noble_knave
May. 5th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
Oh dear, i hope you feel better soon. :-(
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