Thursday, August 27, 2009
I'm too old for this stuff
On the commute in to work Tuesday, I was at an intersection. The light turned green and I started out. I decided to stand up on the pedals to accelerate a little quicker and ZOUNDZ! something in my back popped/slipped/pulled. I was about halfway to work and had to make the call: Go home and phone it in, or continue on to work. Being the stupidly loyal employee I am, I rode into work.
I took some Advil and called my doctor, making an appointment with my doctor for the next day. It took a couple hours for the sharp pain to subside. The next day the doctor said I had "only" strained my back. Relatively good news, but still- Ouch ouch ouch. The anti-inflammatory the doctor gave me didn't seem to work as well as Advil so I'll be switching back to the Advil. And for the next few days at least, bicycle commuting will be a spectator sport for me.