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damn i hurt..

Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 11:10 am by flerly.

Okay, so day before yesterday I managed to do a little “weight training” via the band-flex. Didn’t really “hurt” yesterday from it, which I thought was good, just felt sort of tight, especially in the back area. Then last night, as I fall asleep during Home Movies and wake up during whatever-the-hell comes on next, I realize that my back is really freaking hurting, spasming even, because I seem to be sleeping sort of twisted. Earned me a little back rub, which made it feel better, though the pain really woke me up and I had trouble sleeping after.

Anyway, so now my back is doing it again, this time up just below my neck. REALLY freaking hurts, and I’ve tried all sorts of stretching and hanging from door frames and such to ease it up. I mean.. WTF? I guess it’s normal to not get really sore from a workout until a couple days later, but I’ve never just had muscle spasms like this. Have to say it just freaks me out a bit.

So, I’ve wasted the whole morning spamming Angle and babbling on like I know a thing or two to management about issues I think they need to resolve with our new search program. I mean, these are issues I’ve pointed out to the programmer, then to Billy (his “boss”), and still nothing gets done. So, this is me taking it to the next level. It’s annoying to have 120 options for basement to search on, most of which return no listings because you’ve picked a different price range from the single listing that triggered the “Bath, Stubbed, Daylight Basement, Exterior Entry, Interior Entry” option to appear. Everyone has been at a loss about how to resolve this, thus the programmer and Billy have basically just ignored the issue.

So, suddenly, in mid-meeting to explain to management what I see the problem as, right in the midst of discussing possible options and discounting them, a light bulb comes on over my head as I say: “let’s just make it a checkbox. Basement: Yes or No, then just display the insanely detailed description of that basement on each listing.” It’s so simple I see why nobody thought of it for the last week and half. We all just overthink things.

Well, it earned me a “damn, that’s the answer!” and mucho other praise, so I’m pleased. Not pleased enough, apparently, to ease this muscle tension. Maybe I should do something like go to the tanning bed.. I bet the heat would feel so very pretty good on my back. Next best thing to a sweet boyfriend, and best I can do in a pinch.

How else can I kill time before lunch?



  1. voltbang has made a Comment

    For the back spasms, find a chiropractor who also does massage. The two together work wonders on back spasms. I get them from time to time, bad enough that I can barely walk, and that helps more than anything else, and without the side effects of muscle relaxants and opiate painkillers.

    April 2, 2003 @ 4:40 am

  2. flerly has made a Comment

    Chiropractor! Now that’s the one GOOD thing about our lame new health plan here. At least I get that paid for now.

    Good idea! Thanks!

    April 2, 2003 @ 4:42 am

  3. voltbang has made a Comment

    Under some policies, if the chiropractor’s office does massage too, you can get that covered by insurance too. Which is very nice, let me tell you.

    April 2, 2003 @ 6:28 am

  4. goaticusmaximus has made a Comment

    I recommend a heating pad for immediate relief and help with soreness– For muscle spasms, a hot soak in Epsom Salt should do the trick– there is something about the magnesium in the epsom salt that is conductive enough (I am not sure how this works) to reduce muscular trauma. Trust me, when I cannot grip a pencil after climbing, I grin happily- And then i stretch out my arms enough to at least be able to touch myself again. I mean, jeesh, priorities!

    As for chiropractors… Well, I have had some bad experiences, so I’ll leave the subject alone…. I do love a good back-pop, though!

    April 2, 2003 @ 7:38 am

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