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|Posted: Thu Mar 10th, 2016 11:30 pm||
in media res
|Backs are the worst.
I learned a long time ago the little children's recitiation I learned in Kindergarten is sooooo true!
The toe bone's connected to the foot bone
The foot bone's connected to the ankle bone
The ankle bone's connected to the shin bone
The shin bone's connected to the knee bone
The knee bone's connected to the thigh bone
The thigh bone's connected to the hip bone
The hip bone's connected to the back bone...
...and on up!
And when one of the lower parts is screwy and out of kilter...
...eventually the upper parts begin to crumble or go awry.
Just like a brick building.
And eventually it all needs some tuck pointing or new support beams.
Good foundations are the key.
Just like in playwriting or anything else.
Thank god I've lived in an era when things can be worked on. (And that I've have good Insurance.)
For many years I've been able to predict rain two days ahead of time! Should have been a meteorologist.
Years ago I learned the best knee doctors were in Northern Ireland due to all of the "kneecappings." Sadly/Fortunately Medicine always has learned so much from the violent nature of the numerous and continued Wars of Mankind.
Now there are many. And in Chicago some of the very best.
Sometimes I feel as if my life is an example of "The History of Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Knee..and Back." Sounds like a play title. Or, "My Love Affair with The Ace Bandage." That sounds much sexier.
For the back, get a large, good soft-gel Ice pack. 15 minutes ever hour or so.
Keep it in the freezer. And don't laugh too hard at anything! (And a little Valium. Generic: Diazepam.)
Good luck with the back.
P.S. The length of reply means I have a lot of time to sit on my ass right now!