Posts Tagged: back update

Oh no, not again

This morning I felt like a literary bowl of petunias. When I was almost home from swimming, cycling along innocently, the bike suddenly buckled under me and I spent some time falling. It’s strange that falling takes so much time: one can do rather a lot of thinking before one actually crashes. I thought “oh

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Any little bird can swim

That is: yet another update. I’m so glad that the neurologist warned me that the scary pills would give side effects first, because I got really bad vertigo attacks: for the first couple of days more or less exactly an hour after I’d taken one. Also, a curious combination of hyperfocus and lack of attention

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The dream engine delivers at last

These scary pills I’m taking have “strange dreams” on their list of side-effects, and I was kind of looking forward to the strange dreams but none appeared, at least not stranger than what the dream engine usually produces. This one, though, is strange enough to qualify. We (just my other half and me, no daughters

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Yet another back update

Earlier instalments in this saga: Consider the human back and Back update. After two months of physiotherapy the physiotherapist and I agreed that there wasn’t much more she could do for me. All the pain and most of the stiffness are gone, I have a good arsenal of exercises (and a gym ball! love my

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Back update

In November 2011, I wrote Consider the human back. Since then it’s gone up and down a bit. In early December I was ordering St Nicholas presents online because I couldn’t make it to a shop, and in mid-December I thought I’d be able to manage to run an early-dance workshop– which didn’t take place

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Consider the human back

Well, not quite this. Mine isn’t silken and doesn’t ripple, nor does it sport yellow skin, blackheads, pimples, enlarged pores and tufts of hair. It just hurts. No longer like hell– on Saturday I could almost imagine that people kill themselves because they’re in pain, but it’s now only a major annoyance. Especially as I’d

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