Tempting fate

· by Steve · Read in about 2 min · (243 Words)

I think I’m going to think twice about blogging about positive progress on my back problems, because whenever I do it, I seem to have a small relapse the day after! I’m not a superstitious person, but it does seem to be a bit of a coincidence. Or, maybe it’s just that when things are starting to feel really good, I go a bit overboard and push it too much.

I was feeling great on Saturday after my week with a stand-up desk, so maybe I was a little too adventuruous with my activities that day, being in a good mood and feeling generally positive. First thing Sunday, still feeling fine, I’m rummaging about in a drawer for a T-shirt and I suddenly feel a horrible crackly sensation in my mid-back (not crackly in terms of sound, that’s just how it feels, like little lightning bolts crawling across the affected area), and from then on it was really painful. B*st*rd. Sleeping last night and getting up this morning was particularly difficult after that - when you’re not moving you feel like you’ve been kicked by a mule, and moving runs the risk of upgrading it to ‘meat cleaver class’, even though you have to do it because being stationary for too long guarantees more problems.

At least once I got moving this morning I started to feel better, but I’m super-paranoid about it again which is distracting. Hopefully it’ll improve again this week.