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Life Lessons – on your back

February 5, 2008
  1. Good wives instinctively know the difference between being gracious, encouraging with “Oooh, it’s okay Honey, push through it,” and encouraging with “Oh, suck it up you Weenie.”  Steph is a good wife.
  2. Gracious friends who haven’t been around you all day and are willing to do a whole lot for you are very appreciated.
  3. It’s very humbling when your 1 year old can walk better than you can.
  4. You use your back for everything.
  5. It’s a hard thing to explain to young children why Daddy can’t play right now like he used to.
  6. I’ll sum up what could be many separate entries: it’s a lot harder to use the restroom when you’re back is not functioning properly.
  7. The floor is not the most comfortable place to sleep.
  8. The modern American life is not designed for people who can’t walk.
  9. For the love of all that is fair and normal and just, regardless of your health, I implore you to spend a little time exercising your core muscles (stomach, lower back, butt, thighs).  I have learned these muscles control how you do just about everything.

I can only imagine I will have more Life Lessons after physical therapy today.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2008 3:38 pm

    Thanks for number 6. I was wondering, but the information you provided is certainly sufficient.

  2. February 6, 2008 1:20 pm

    I feel for you man. As an unfortunate member of the “lifetime back pain club”, I too have been able to experience your list throughout my life.

    I have found that a good chiropractor is hard to come by. I look forward to trips back to Vancouver to revisit my old naturopathic chiropractor. He is really a gifted man, and isn’t usually looking to x-ray, or over charge you like some seem to lean towards doing.

    Prayers for your recovery, Steph’s strength, and the kiddo’s understanding/patience with their hopefully short term crippled father!

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