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The state of the back [Apr. 9th, 2009|01:21 pm]
Zoethe
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As a home remedy for back pain, Advil, Yukon Jack, and a Xanax, followed by sex, are the tops. My back feels quite good today.

However, I have no memory whatever of writing the Live Journal entry about my back. None. When I finally got home from court and saw that I had 63 comments in my inbox, I wondered how that much could possibly be said about my daughter becoming a vegan.

And I have to say? Considering the state I was in, that was an impressively coherent entry!
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[User Picture]From: kyburg
2009-04-09 06:12 pm (UTC)
Glad you're feeling better - with what I know about chronic back pain, there really isn't a whole lot more helpless feeling than the attempt to console someone with it.

Because yanno - there's not a whole lot to do that hasn't already been done, some of the time it doesn't do Jack and there always seems to be more of it on the way.

Nasty.

About the veganism? Find a copy of the Moosewood Cookbook and ask her to start building menus. Old enough, you bet. And nobody can live on tofu alone - really really.
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[User Picture]From: tormentedartist
2009-04-09 06:20 pm (UTC)
As a home remedy for back pain, Advil, Yukon Jack, and a Xanax, followed by sex, are the tops. I will have to keep this in mind.
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[User Picture]From: mamculuna
2009-04-09 09:24 pm (UTC)
I can get three of those...guess I'd better try some yoga til Bill comes back.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-04-10 01:38 am (UTC)
The sex is the ticket - all that hip rotation. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: mamculuna
2009-04-10 02:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's the only reason I'd do it :-P
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2009-04-09 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's funny. When I read that entry, nothing I read made me think you were in the bag when you wrote it. :-D

Lately I've been on my feet quite a bit lately. The problem is that I'm currently 80 pounds overweight which is putting a lot of stress on my body, especially my back. So I'm really going to try to lose weight so I'm not carrying all this around.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-04-10 01:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm quite impressed with my functional coherency while writing that.

And yeah, the weight thing. Grr. I walked a little today, but was smart and didn't overdo it. After sitting through hours at table for seder, I could actually stand up and walk, so the remedy worked. But shaping up has gotta happen.
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[User Picture]From: moon_ferret
2009-04-10 01:35 am (UTC)
I feel so sad that I was not caught up. I missed it completely.

And my husband is lobbying for me to try your back remedy. He is willing to buy me the Yukon Jack. Or something close.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-04-10 01:47 am (UTC)
The sex is really essential. Like belly dance, all that hip rotation seriously loosens up the back!
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[User Picture]From: weds
2009-04-10 04:35 pm (UTC)
Is the Xanax crucial at all, or can it be replaced with some other Relaxy Thing Potentiated By Alcohol? There are many things in my arsenal, but benzodiazepenes aren't and probably should never be among them.

(note to agencies monitoring everything ever: this is because of adverse reactions, not anything worse.)

Edited at 2009-04-10 04:36 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-04-10 11:05 pm (UTC)
Probably any relaxy thing will work fine. If I'd had flexeril available, I would have opted for that.
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[User Picture]From: weds
2009-04-11 02:07 am (UTC)
Ooooh, Flexeril. I remember when that worked.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-04-11 02:14 am (UTC)
Poor thing.
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[User Picture]From: weds
2009-04-11 02:19 am (UTC)
Skelaxin is almost as good for daytime use and only sedating when combined with potentiators. (Less dangerously so, near as I can make out from the prescription information.)

Flexeril does have the disadvantage that some things need to not relax so much when you're working on The Most Important Component.
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[User Picture]From: delosd
2009-04-10 03:27 am (UTC)
You know, if you can figure out how you wrote that post so completently while plotzed, and teach me, I've love to use it during staff meetings! I don't *really* need to be conscious while at the office, and sure would love not to remember most of my customer calls. ;)

It does sound, though, like you are pursueing the best course of treatment for that back problem. It's really good to have a partnet that's willing to sacrifice their time to participate in your health regimen. In fact, have you considered that your treatment may also work as a *preventative*? Some possibilities here...

All the best for continued health! :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-04-10 01:54 pm (UTC)
He is very giving that way, and yes. I believe that preventative medicine is the best kind.

The writing while plotzed thing was quite impressive, and if I ever get it perfected I will...patent it and make a fortune! But you are special, so I'd let you in on the secret for a discount. I'm sure we could work out some sort of agreement....
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[User Picture]From: kagomeshuko
2009-04-10 03:35 am (UTC)
What are you're top 5 most annoying songs? (see post for poll)

http://kagomeshuko.livejournal.com/1322175.html
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[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2009-04-10 05:47 pm (UTC)
Of course, the vegan entry is now up to 108 comments... ;-)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-04-11 12:23 am (UTC)
Yes, and I'm *still* surprised.
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[User Picture]From: uplinktruck
2009-04-11 02:53 pm (UTC)
It was good to hear about the improvement in your State Of The Back address.

But I have to ask, didn't the sex hurt the back?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-04-11 04:21 pm (UTC)
No, sex is awesome for lower back issues. All that hip rotation really helps.
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