Give Me A Break!

Last Update: December 22, 2016

Life decided to throw in a final kick just to end the year. I must say this last year is one that I won't forget in a hurry, but I'm glad it is drawing to a close!

In the early hours last night I was wrapping Christmas presents, I was in quite a good frame of mind. I got up to go make a coffee and my back gave out on me. I hit the deck and was stuck there for over 2 hours unable to move. I couldn't call for help, as the only person here is my mother who herself is disabled and was fast asleep in bed. So I was in quite a dilemma and my mind was working overtime going through every potential scenario as to how how this situation was going to play out.


It came to a head when I needed to goto the bathroom, I ended up crawling there on all fours as standing up was not an option. I won't go into details on how things went down in the bathroom, but it was like a scene from a Laurel and Hardy movie!

I spent the rest of the night lying on my back on the floor, and as as soon as it hit 8 o clock I phoned the doctor. I was fortunate that my mothers carer was due at 10 am, she comes every day to help her wash and dress, little did she know that today she would have 2 patients to deal with, but she handled the situation like a true professional. The doctor came at around midday, he was well prepared and had picked up a prescription of pain killers in advance. Apparently I pulled a muscle, it felt like someone had hit my spine with a sledge hammer, I've never experienced anything like it.

The pain killers knocked me right out and I slept for close to 15 hours, my back isn't quite as painful now, I'm not sure if it is better or whether the meds are still doing their job.

I'd just like to say to the year 2016 that you threw a lot of adversity in my direction, family illness and mental and emotional anguish. I'm still standing (or almost) and I'm not going to let you beat me, I will keep fighting. I have dreams and ambitions and you will not destroy those. So throw whatever you like at me but you're onto a losing battle, your days are numbered.

I hear 2017 is my friend, so bring it on :)

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OldMCSEGuy Premium
Wow scary story. But you live somewhere where doctors make house calls? Well maybe I do also, I just never checked. I know nurses who do Home Health. Well I am facing surgeries in 2017 and functional and dramatic changes to my business but it seems this will lead to massive increases in revenue. I hope you feel better.
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jaytech Premium
I'm a little better, back still feels sore but I'm getting around. Good luck with your surgeries in 2017 :)
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StepChook Premium
Wow, Jay! That sounds like an awful ordeal! I hope the the situation improves and that it's not too serious.
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jaytech Premium
Not too serious, I pulled a muscle, just need to take it easy for a bit :)
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GeoffGS Premium
I have back issues. It's super painful.
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jaytech Premium
I noticed mate, I never experienced anything like it.
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GeoffGS Premium
I had to work on a forklift. After 30 minutes of sitting it took me 5 minutes just to get off the thing. It still bugs me, but at least it doesn't feel like that anymore.
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GeoffGS Premium
It's getting better now?
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WilliamBH Premium
Thank you Jay .. all the best in 2017. Cheers, William.
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MarseanM Premium
Thanks for sharing
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