friggin' joint health

This morning, I took a DEEP breath...

...and my back went out.


It's on vacation...bathroom break...personal day.

It's gone.

Have you ever?

Am I really that decrepit?

What is the problem?

I feel that at any moment, the offending discs could break apart like old peanut brittle and I would be paralyzed.

I'm a glass-half-full kind of girl...

...if you couldn't tell.

What would the ancient healers do?

What would the experts say?

Probably what Mom would...

...go for a walk.


Lose weight.

Drink some vinegar.

Eat some fruit.

Ah, gees.

I wish I had listened to her.

I wish I had prevented this.

I wish I hadn't...breathed.

Could this be yet another sign from Heaven telling me to get this ole bod in some better working order?...

...My guess would be, YES.

It may be a futile attempt.

But I should probably listen.

Else, I have to endure many more back-outages to come.

"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." --Mark Twain



  1. That doesn't sound like fun. I hope you get better soon!

  2. Awww...I am sorry.. I hope you feel better soon. Switch between hot and cold packs. It will help A LOT. I also used menthol pads and those were send from heaven.

  3. Yes to all of your own suggestions, Amy.

    And go see Jack Stockwell in Salt Lake. He'll put you back together again. You'll be glad you did.

  4. I am so sorry Amy..... It's a hereditary thing. Blame your dad.

  5. :( I'm sorry.. I'll tell you what I tell my son, Do you want me to cut it off? :) Im sure he will one day be telling his counselor these things :) "everytime I was in pain my mom wanted to cut something off of me" I can hear it now..

  6. I do that to my back every so often. It stinks!! I feel your pain. Advil is my best friend when it happens.

  7. I love that Mark Twain quote! So true. The alternating hot and cold packs really does work! Good luck!

  8. An injury to as back or neck is just debilitating. Hang in there! I love the Mark Twain quote.

  9. I have a friend who just bent over recently and something VERY bad happened to her back. I guess it happens. Backs are weird.


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