My random thought is the following:
I have pretty much no work to do today and I apparently left my phone in the car, so I think I'll go for a walk back to the parking lot to get it, just so I can post in the Phone Pics thread.
Thread: Random Thought Thread
05-02-2012, 09:57 AM #24331
05-02-2012, 10:07 AM #24332
05-02-2012, 10:37 AM #24333
My friend who's currently visiting in Denmark just messaged me about how there were loud sirens going off yesterday. She was in TEARS. She said she thought they were about to be bombed. I guess no one told her they test the sirens every May 1st. I feel sorry for her. It doesn't help that she said she's very terrified of sirens because of something that happened in her home town 7 years ago.people who expect a change
who can't throw away their humanity
who stay idle in growth
who won't dirty their hands
those are the most terrifying of monsters
05-02-2012, 12:23 PM #24334
As far as the current shitty situation. I'll just repost my FB status update...
I am beyond angry and frustrated. I've dealt with some level of constant pain for more than a decade. When I break down and go to a doctor it is because the pain is exceptional, and I'm having trouble dealing with it.
The doctor gives me X-rays and says that I look fine. I'm not fine, I know I've got a disc pressing on a nerve in my back. I know, because I can feel the lightning shooting down my leg. I know, because I can't sleep or deal with a full work week of having to sit.
She says that my range of motion is fine and that I don't seem to be suffering from any weakness or other debilitating symptoms. Yes, I've learned how to keep limber in spite of all this BS my body puts me through. I've learned if I stop working out, I get even worse.
So, I get a recommendation to take ibuprofen, which I already take, and a scrip for physical therapy. Basically, I need to pay other people to show and tell me what I already do and know.
I don't need her for that. I *need* relief. I don't care if my doctor proscribes me a narcotic or just waves a magic wand, I need sleep and I need to work while I heal. I'm sure I can find multiple forms of relief on the down low. But, if I go through the system, I get nothing and I get poorer.▵
05-02-2012, 12:33 PM #24335
05-02-2012, 12:44 PM #24336
@Qlip: I'm sorry to hear you suffer from back pain. I used to as well, though I never had shooting pain down my leg, I would get numbness in my leg and foot, and it was annoying as hell.
I think walking/jogging, and losing belly weight (if you have a belly), and doing crunches (daily if you can), are the key to keeping a healthy back. Avoid stretching with a straight leg (like a hamstring stretch), except only minimally until you have worked out regularly a while. I'd also avoid ibuprofen except to possibly help you sleep, if pain is keeping you from that. Sitting is bad for backs, so perhaps you should consider standing part of the time....like erecting some sort of keyboard shelf for part of the day. Especially avoid narcotics, as they are so easily addictive and will keep you from doing other healthier back prophylaxis.
Hope you feel better.Ni/Ti/Fe/Si
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05-02-2012, 12:54 PM #24337
Hmm, I may have to find out a way to work standing up. It might be tough since I use my desk for stuff and it is at desk height. My company gets very resistant when you try to do anything different.▵
05-02-2012, 01:15 PM #24338GlycerineGuest
Whooooo. I get to graduate in 8 weeks.
05-02-2012, 01:18 PM #24339
05-02-2012, 01:58 PM #24340
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