Thursday, August 19, 2010

I'll be back...

It's hard to sit at my desk while my back is acting up. So I'll just show you a picture of the Château de Saint-Aignan and be on my way.

The eastern end of the castle, seen from the quai.

On my way to the floor, that is, to stretch my back.

UPDATE: I just made an appointment to see my doctor this morning. Hopefully, he can send me to a back specialist.

13 comments:

  1. Hang in there Walt I know what you're going through. Be sure to drink plenty of water with your ibuprofen....helps the kidneys.

    Victoria, Bellingham, WA

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  2. Walt,
    Having just started to recover from a back problem, I have empathy for you. After 2 days in bed I was so bored (and sore).
    Mine is due to a collapsed disc some years ago but I also get muscle fatigue and discovered it was my cholesterol medication. Don't just love old age?
    Hope you recover soon.
    Leon and Sue

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  3. Wise decision! I wish you all the best! Martine

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  4. I hope you get it straightened out (no pun intended).

    Judy

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  5. I hope you get it straightened out (no pun intended).

    Judy

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  6. Speaking from experience, rest will help a lot but you need to be able to sleep properly. Don't be too afraid of painkillers - as a short-term aid they are very useful and if they help you to rest or sleep so you can get over the acute phase they are worth taking. A physiotherapist once told me that pain causes anxiety and muscle spasm which causes more pain so "breaking the pain cycle" is important.

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  7. Glad you are going to the doctor. I hope you are feeling better soon. Remember that time is a great healer. Sois sage.

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  8. Glad you are seeing a doc. Feel better.

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  9. feel better soon....rest should help (and drugs)

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  10. Hope you feel better soon!

    Our house has high ceilings and when we painted inside a couple years ago, I used a roller and ladder, so I was looking up all the time (and probably arching my back as well). This really did a number on my lower back muscles.

    After that I used a roller extension - a long piece of wood that goes into the roller handle. Much easier. I guessing that, as organized a you two are, you used an extension while painting.

    Get well soon...

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  11. Think about how Michelangelo's back felt! I'm sorry for your pain. Hope you can take it easy for a while until you're better.

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  12. Rest up Mr WCS. Kick back with a plate of cheese and a glass of vino and get Ken to do all the painting!

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  13. Thanks to all of you! I appreciate your comments and suggestions. I'm sorry I can't address each one individually, but I'm cutting down my time in front of the computer for a while to help my neck heal. :)

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