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Hi (ow) everyone (ow.)

To start my lovely week off in holiday bliss, I decided to do something that I wouldn't be able to have the luxury to do while working.

I threw my back out. Horribly. On Friday night.

Since then, life has been my TENS unit, non stop Ibuprofen and Alleve, and lots and lots of pain. I scared poor dahling out of her gord Friday night while trying to sleep. Apparently paralyzing back seizing causes me enough pain to scream very loudly. It broke my heart to have my girl watch me in so much pain.

By yesterday I was finally able to walk again.

Perhaps some exercise might be in order for the future. I'm way too young to be walking around hunchback like I am now.

My leather Daddy is in town, and is also newly on LJ - daddyfaye. I haven't seen enough of her during this trip. After I post this (and say ow a few more times) I will call lolitasir and arrange for us to do Chinese food and a movie. Like a good Jew does today.

Dunno if it is going to be in a movie theater though. Ow.


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Dec. 25th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
Can I get those over the counter? What would I be looking for?
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Dec. 26th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Another good, fast acting muscle relaxer is Robaxin. It's OTC in Canada but prescription here. Not good for long-term issues like Flexeril, but it's good to knock out a debilitating cramp in 15 minutes. For some strange reason doctors don't tend to prescribe it unless you ask for it, probably because it comes as a generic and is therefore incredibly cheap (and one imagines more neglected by drug reps...). :-/
Dec. 25th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
if its muscular, you need some flexeril!
Dec. 25th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)

Miss you.
Dec. 25th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
not OTC :( miss you, too. cant wait to meet your girl :)
Dec. 25th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
Get scrips for muscle relaxants. Double the aleve. Prescription strength is 500 mg. Wish I was seeing you, Im a walking drug store. *hugs* I feel your pain. Feel better soon. Happy Holidays
Dec. 25th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
Using a TENS unit for its official intended purpose? Wow, live long enough and you really will see everything. :)

Seriously though, hope your back gets better soon.
Dec. 25th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
I send kisses since I can't send muscle relaxers!!! xoxox
Dec. 25th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
Depending on where and how you threw your back out, you can try one of these positions, I also throw my back out every couple years, and while I don't have access to heavy pain medication, I have found a few ways to make it a little more comfortable, and in some cases heal my back completely within a few days. I have discovered that sleeping on your belly effectively tethers you to that position because of the way your body distributes your weight, it largely keeps your back immobilized, and gives it time to relax and heal, this is good if you hurt your middle to upper back. If its your lower back then try sleeping flat on your back without any pillows, it allows your back to lie as it naturally would without having to compensate for the height difference that the pillows cause, and pillows do cause harm in the long run. Alot of healing happens while you sleep, and in my own experiences this helps your back relax and go back to normal within a few days. As for during the day, just take it easy and try not to move, and a heating pad, or if you can manage a hot bath, makes for a very good friend. Hope this helps, and I hope you feel better soon!!!
Dec. 26th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC)
The good thing about being a pervert is at least you have your own TENS unit to ease your muscle pain. Have you tried the tennis ball trick? Lie down on the floor with a tennis ball under your spine for as long as you can take it. It relieves the muscle stress by pulling the muscles back from the know they're in.
Dec. 26th, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)
Gah, I am sorry t0 hear it :(

Feel better soo0n? Sorry about the zero's, but Buster is laying on me while I type ....

I just reviewd a bunch of different gyms in the neighborhoodl, and ended up at Paris Health, on 97th. They have a pool (great for your back when you are ready to excercise) and are very reasonable. I have a couple of week passes I can give you7 and dahling if you like.

Dec. 26th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
OK, that's too rough for me. I don't even think I can stand to watch the workshop on throwing a back out, even if you work in the TENS unit at the end.
Dec. 26th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
Ugh, poor you! Hope you're back on your feet and feeling better already.

Merry everything, Mr. Meat. :)
Dec. 26th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
You just wanted a bad back like all the cool kids... :-P

*hugs* I hope you are feeling better. Go see a doctor. Really. Even if you don't do it now, it's good to have a relationship with one so that the next time this happens (and it will), you can just call and have them call you something in.

I still can't think of a TENS as a non-medical device. :-/

Hope the Chinese food was good. :)
Dec. 26th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon. I'm suffering my annual (cough, cough) sore throat.
Dec. 27th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
Jeeze I'm sorry. Glad you're better! *smooch*
Dec. 28th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
You should try yoga (after your back gets better). I threw my back out a couple times... and then started doing yoga after it got better and I haven't thrown it out again since then.
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