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Aieee. I'm getting old.

I am a plague of physical disasters right now. After partying heavily on NY'ers, I collaped into a heap of sleep on the gracious host's futon. While it was great to have this place to curl up, my back now hates me. An age and a day ago I threw out my back in the infamous "Boston Babes Break Boymeat" incident... I am now discovering that because of that, futons are probably out of the question for me. What started as back pain is now complete muscle soreness from my lower back all the way down my thighs, seemingly due to me being stiff in the legs as a way of overcompensating for my back.

I had a Danish masseuse available to me last week, and I did not take her up on her services. Well, I did... but, other services. Silly me.

And I'm deaf.

Just call me grandpameat.

PS - I wrote a very poignant post last night, and then decided to mark it private. Some of you have written checking up on me since - I am alright... I just had second thoughts and decided to keep that one closer to my chest.

PPS - I had third thoughts, along with a healthy e-mail, and decided to put it back up.


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Jan. 5th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
Big hugs
You're still Uncle Boymeat, which makes you wonderful no matter what.
We all have bad health times when our body seems like its rejecting us. Reiki to you, and I'll light a candle tonight.
Big hugs.
Jan. 5th, 2005 07:19 am (UTC)
you need to take it easy.

My Dad when his back had issues he would lie on his back with a heating pad on the floor with his legs on the couch.

He'd put on his headphones and zone out.

You might want to take some time to do something similar.

Just take it easy and if you need anything or any help let me know.
Jan. 5th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)
Totally understand...

take it easy, and take good care of your body, I'm famous for punishing my body in years past, and I'm paying the price now...

As far as sore muscles and stuff from sleeping in awkward positions, here are a few tips I know from having fibro-stiffness, which can be pretty bad.

1) see if you can train youself to shift positions at night. People who lay in one position on thier stomaches tend to have lots of lower back pain, sleeping on your side may help too, if you can sleep that way.

2) If theres any way you can put a pillow somewhere to prop up the parts causing the strain, try that...

3) If all else fails, and this is happening a lot, it may be that you need a muscle relaxer some nights, talk to your doctor. Lack of sleep, or pain while sleeping can turn into other (seemingly unrelated) problems, so be careful. Even if it seems you "slept like a rock", chances are that if your body was in pain, it wasn;t a good sleep. Good Sleep(tm), believe it or not, on a regular basis can solve issues like bad backs aching during sleeping in the future :)

Jan. 5th, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
Plagued by low back problems for a few years, I always resisted going to the doctor. All the ones I ever found wanted to do was give me muscle relaxers and pain pills. I knew that there was nothing *structurally* wrong from previous X-rays so I decided to give chiropractic a try after a friend went as an alternative to narcotic pain relievers and surgery.

It didn't turn my hair dark and make me ten years younger but I do feel significantly better... amazingly so at times. As Aillecat said, your sleeping habits *do* make a difference. Ya gotta quit sleeping on your stomach and if you sleep on more than one pillow, you have to get down to one.

Hope you feel better soon. I did read your post last night that you took private. People with interesting lives almost always do things that they regret.
Jan. 5th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
Actually, everytime I have re-aggravated my back, I have found it was because I slept in a position other than on my stomach, like I usually sleep.

Jan. 5th, 2005 07:42 am (UTC)
Dear Grandpameat,

Was it not you who taught me to never pass up a Danish masseuse when offered one? Perhaps you age has affected your sensibilities that you once held so dear. I do hope that another comes your way in the very near future.

As for your lack of hearing, it would be much more fun to communicate with you via eyebrow wiggles anyway. Just think you will never have to listen to the overhead speaker at airports again. They are incessant with their security warnings and telling you to not leave your vehicle unattended. Say you didn't hear them. It's not a lie.

Don't worry Gramps. We all still love and respect you. There's a rocking chair with your name branded into it on the horizon.

Love from Camp Redwood,

Jan. 5th, 2005 11:48 am (UTC)
*offers you ben-gay and sympathy*

How is the ringing?
Jan. 5th, 2005 12:07 pm (UTC)
Still haven't managed to teach it any real songs. Working on that.

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Jan. 5th, 2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
I still need to find it. :-)

Know any Danish masseuses that want to come to NY?
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Jan. 5th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
What's the other half again?

I am generally patient by neccessity.
Jan. 5th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
I am just trying to figure out which one of the muppet characters on your icon best fits you.

Some advice about sore backs from sleeping - warm shower and heating pad at 15 minute intervals.

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