Archive for September, 2011

Such a hero… Not!

So there I was with Wong in Costco. She wanted a 12kg sack of flour to bake bread with at home. We left our trolley behind 30mins into shopping because there was only two clothing items in the gargantuan shopping trolley and figured that we didn’t really need those items anyway.

“Are you sure you’re going to bake with all this flour? This is a heck of a lot of flour”, I enquired with one raised eye brow. She nodded. So I picked up the sack off the shelf and heaved it over my shoulder and went straight to the checkout. Paid. Heaved it over my other shoulder and walked all the way to the other end of the car park where our Betty was.

Later that night at Larry’s, I felt a twinge in my upper back and got Wong to give me a 2 minute massage (she gets tired after 2 minutes)

Monday, I get up with the worst back pain.
Later that night was even worse.
Tuesday, I thought it would have gone away by then but had gotten really bad. I couldn’t cough or sneeze without excruciating pain.
Wednesday, it was so bad I gave in and checked myself into a physio and after some tests, was told that I had a compressed disc in my spine and that it was also enflamed. The good thing is that it’s quite temporary and would only take time, like many things, to heal.

2 Voltaren dosages later, it’s now 2am and I’m writing this blog post because I’m too scared to lie down. That’s when it’s the worst funnily enough. Actually, I was able to get 2 hours sleep until I woke up with a sharp pain in my chest as if I’ve been stabbed with a kebab skewer!

Moral of the story, don’t be a hero and carry more than you can. Use a trolley or talk your partner out of buying things.