09 February 2008

Back trouble is not awesome

So last time I checked, I was 15 and invincible. Sure, I experienced my share of jammed fingers and rolled ankles, but I never hurt myself enough to immobilize me for days on end.

This morning I was playing basketball with my brother and some friends. I pump-faked a defender up and then planned on taking a super-impressive fadeaway jumper over him, but then something in my lower back went POP and WRENCH and SPASM.

I fell over in a heap of sensitive nerve endings and Jell-O.

Not good times.

To make a long story short, I either pulled some back muscles or slipped a disc. I sincerely hope it's the former. I've spent most of the day on the couch (snide remark: how is that different from a normal Saturday?), wearing a heat pad at first and then switching to frozen vegetables. Oh, and lots and lots of drugs.

So hopefully I feel better tomorrow or Monday or sometime.

In the meantime, I can't stand straight and I feel like I'm about 90. No offense to any 90-year olds who read my blog.



Jimmy said...

If your back is super messed up, Halo 3 will be your guide to recovery.

Stu said...

I've always found Aleve to be the best over-the-counter drug for that sort of pain. I've thrown my back out a time or two. Just watch how much you take in a day. (I'm pretty sure that they say you can take 2 at a time, twelve hours apart, but that you can't take any more than 3 in a 24 hour period... just follow the instructions).

If that doesn't work and you really are out for more than a day or so, get yourself to the doctor. They have muscle relaxants and what not that can help. Not to mention, a good ol' dose of Lortab or Percoset never hurt, right? :)

Hope you get feeling better

The Village of Randomity said...

Not good times. I thought you were dead when I saw you go down.... Oh just kidding, but I'm glad that it's feeling better now. Now to conquer your cold :)

Filbert Karo said...

ouch :(

Becky said...

Do you really think 90 year old people read your blog? They hate computers.

Mandi said...

Now, now, Jimmy. None of that.