That’s Just Cruel

So I threw my back out a bit during the Irene prep; somewhere between lugging sheets of plywood about and carrying potted plants to and fro it just said “enough.” A literal pain, yes, and since Saturday I’ve been hobbling and shuffling about, wincing and cursing and trying to think of creative ways to pick things up off of the floor that don’t involve any type of bending.

I went to the Duane Reade drugstore near my office yesterday to get another box of those heat wrap pads, as I just ain’t going to go around in public smelling like hose greasy menthol-based cremes (no matter how good they make my back feel) and I just had to laugh at the complete FAIL that presented itself on their shelves. Oh sure, they had a good variety of heat pads and unguents and cremes for back pain…and just about every one was on the bottom shelf of the aisle!

Are you kidding me?

I’m sure they have a hidden camera to record people with back trouble trying to get those things; hell I would.

ths UPDATE: I’ve got a snappy tune to do some orthopedic, back strengthening exercises to, Bingley!

You’ll feel right as rain in no time.

Never let it be said I don’t love my brother.

8 Responses to “That’s Just Cruel”

  1. Ave says:

    You should pick up The Clapper, also right there on the bottom shelf.

  2. JeffS says:

    Bummer! Don’t forget, alcohol is something of an anesthetic.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’ve got that part of the recovery plan well covered, Jeff!

  4. Syd B. says:

    My sympothies. I have suffered from on and off back pain for years and have tried every product out there. Let me make a recommendation. Its a combination of “Voltaren” Cream and DOMAINE VOARICK VIGNES BLANCHES – MERCUREY red wine. If taken in enough quantity, the latter will work on its own, but takes much longer. The Voltaren cream is an over the counter product that is not greasy, odorless and provides relief virtually on contact. Its the best product in the world, beyond Dead Sea Salts. As for the wine, if you haven’t tried it, you’re missing a jewel at a great price.

    Hope you’re back to normal soon. Of course, you probably haven’t been normal for decades.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Syd, I like your thinking.

    Although I may pull out an Aussie Molly Dooker Shiraz and let its 15.8% alcohol work its magic on me…

  6. tree hugging sister says:

    There. Post fixed and you’ll feel better in NO time, I GAR-AHN-TEE.

  7. Yojimbo says:

    Oh, just great. Now you can add dyspeptic to his list of problems.

  8. Kate P says:

    You had to say “cruel” and give your sis ideas, didn’t you? Well, I hope you are on the mend. (And if not, I know a great chiropractor in the Collingswood area.)

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