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I got one of those back-muscle spasm thingies last week. I had commitments at the weekend and since it wasn't so bad that I couldn't move, I managed to put off going to the doctor until Monday. Along with the reassuring (if somewhat disheartening) comment that this was 'To be expected at your age,' he prescribed some wonderful pills which mean I can now walk without getting stabbing pains in my spine or looking like an extra from a Planet of the Apes movie. 

The downside is they make me so darn drowsy. I've just about managed to keep on top of things so far this week, but I know I'll be half asleep for most of the day, so I apologize in advance if any comments I make online make even less sense than normal.

 

When did I get so old?


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cathschaffstump
Mar. 2nd, 2011 11:25 am (UTC)
Solidarity!

Your partner in convalescence.

Catherine
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
Feel better soon, Catherine :)
bogwitch64
Mar. 2nd, 2011 11:34 am (UTC)
When did I get so old?

I think it was in 2007. March 19th to be exact.
;)
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
What was so shocking about your 82nd birthday? :)
bogwitch64
Mar. 2nd, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
Your wit, sir, is quick as a whip and sharp as a tack! :)
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
Why, thank you, ma'am :)
starry_diadem
Mar. 2nd, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
I'm just getting over a back spasm, so my sympathies are heartfelt. Hope you feel better soon, but Lord! those drugs are the good stuff.

I got old a long time ago. It doesn't get any better. Sadly.
out_totheblack
Mar. 2nd, 2011 11:47 am (UTC)
My father always tells me, "getting old isn't for wimps." The older I get, the more I understand.
starry_diadem
Mar. 2nd, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
One of my favourite quotes is from Bette Davis : "Old age is no place for sissies." She's right.
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
Old age is no place for sissies

That's why I've stayed at 29 for so long :)
out_totheblack
Mar. 2nd, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
Have you tried getting a massage and going to the chiropractor?
out_totheblack
Mar. 2nd, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
OH, and I'm sorry your hurting. That sucks. I have frequent back trouble.
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Chiropractor? My feet are fine, it's my back that hurts ;)
out_totheblack
Mar. 2nd, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
insert rude noise here ;)
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
Ptthwerrrp! :)
xjenavivex
Mar. 2nd, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
glad the pills help
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Lol, so am I :)
darke_conteur
Mar. 2nd, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
You, yourself didn't get old, you're body just couldn't keep up with your young guy attitude.

Nice tushi, BTW.
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
peadarog
Mar. 2nd, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
An extra what? Were you one of the trees?
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
I can't think straight at the moment, so [Insert series of hilarious and witty tree related puns here] :)
mongrelheart
Mar. 2nd, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
Feel better soon, Jon! *hugs*
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kam. I'm fine when I take the pills, just incredibly tired all the time :)
celestialgldfsh
Mar. 2nd, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
I hope you quickly recover! Though, walking like an extra from Planet of the Apes might make for an interesting experience in public. Minus the pain, of course.
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
It's fun alright, but the sidewalk plays havoc with my knuckles :(
celestialgldfsh
Mar. 2nd, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
Tsk tsk. You must use thickly-padded gloves! Or strap pillows to your hands.
jongibbs
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
Lol :)
ladysaotome
Mar. 4th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
less sense than normal.

Aw - look at you pretending to be an average Joe. ;)

Hope you feel better soon!
jongibbs
Mar. 4th, 2011 08:30 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kat. I'm feeling much better now :)
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