Day 96, Part I: Another 2-fer Day
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
...as in 'two for the price of one.' I can't remember if two-fer is Yank-speak and BOGOF (bog-off) is Brit, or t'other way around. I don't lose the American accent, but after while the line blurs - in my own head, that is - between which idioms and slang belong where. Or something like that.
Doc has been and gone. Get a load of that: here, they still make housecalls. Please Lord don't let the planned NHS changes dismantle the system, as it's a true blessing (sometimes) not to have to struggle to get in the car and go there when they can accommodate and come here. Slight digression there, do forgive.
Point being, he is confident my back problems are muscular, not anything to do with the nervous system (as in sciatica) or spine (as in prolapsed disc or osteoporosis). Current recommendations are 1) Rx for super-strength ibuprofen which contains a super-strength stomach-protecting ingredient; and 2) gentle exercise. 'Old' think says bedrest on a hard surface. 'New' thinking says forget bedrest and (in most cases) forget hard surfaces, just keep moving, stay mobile, and work thru it.
Oh, and heat, not ice - ice might've helped back in January when I first had a problem, but after about 48-72 hours, heat is better.
I am much relieved, in mind if not (yet) in body, so I will not sit here in front of the computer for the next few days but will try to stay on my feet and keep slowly and gently in motion.
Thank you all for your kind thoughts and healing prayers - it all works, ain't?