Carrying too much weight and spending hours in front of the computer means my back is troubling me again. Actually, the pain is quite severe today. I keep getting up and moving about and sitting down for concentrated bursts of work. I have to work; I have heavy revisions and another deadline.
Several years back I had the same problem only I can say honestly that last time it wasn't as severe - and that took six weeks to fix itself after a course of muscle relaxants and xrays - neither of which helped. It was more isolated that time too. It didn't actually hurt to SWALLOW. Only when I eat, mind you. I'm fine with regular swallowing and drinking. As a result, I'm logging off for the night and going to do some pilates, trying to strengthen what needs to be strengthened and stretch what needs to be stretched. Oh, and I took 2 robaxacet. If I fall asleep during pilates, I'll know why.
Meanwhile, I've booked myself a massage. The only trouble is, I have to wait 2 weeks to get in. If, after that, it hasn't resolved, I do have a doctor appt early May.
It is my own stupid fault for allowing myself to be chained to my chair for long stretches.
And so the computer goes off. I am 17k + in on the revisions and I do believe I'm going to have to make a decision on working hours. Perhaps work in the morning until lunch, take the afternoon off, and give e-mail one last check at dinner.
Technology makes our life easier, but it can sure wreak havoc on our bodies!