"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Bad back part 2

Needless to say, Doctor Kathy has not provided an instant cure. That's the NHS for you - you can never get a doctor when you want one, not even when she's your daughter. :) (The fact that she is once again embarking on an 80 hour week notwithstanding, of course!)
I was thinking yesterday of the benefits of having a bad back - every cloud has a silver lining!
1. Can't do the hoovering.
2. Can't mow the lawn. (Does this mean Keith will step into the breach yet again???)
3. Good excuse to only take the dog for a short walk instead of the long one that she would love. (Feel a bit guilty about that one) :/

Anyway, the out of date Ibuprofin seem to have done the trick at last because today my back is almost back to normal. (Which mean I will now be in line for the hoovering, lawnmowing and long dog walks again. You can't win 'em all!)
Moral: Stick with the out of date painkillers. It's kill or cure!!


Shrub said...

My doctor's advice for a bad back was, "Drug yourself up with pain killers and keep moving".

Gone are the days when they used tell you to stay in bed for a week. Shame!

Jennyta said...

Thanks for that. It's more or less what I have tried to do so hopefully, it will continue to improve. :)

Anonymous said...

This is because bad backs get better quicker if you drug yourself up to the eyeballs and keep moving. If you don't use it, you lose it!


me75 said...

Is chiropractic available to you? It has worked wonders for my back (but I suppose it depends on what is causing your pain). Worst case scenario: they suggest exercise!! Blech!

Jennyta said...

Em75: We do have chiropractic over here but, hopefully I am on the mend now so I won't need it but thanks for your suggestion.


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