A bunch of useless crap
Published on July 9, 2011 By MasonM In Blogging

A week or so ago I picked up some equipment from an auction yard in MI. It was a couple of dozers and a pair of forks for a loader.

Picking up the forks, even with a forklift, was difficult. I had to pitch in and lend some manual effort to balancing them to get them on the trailer. During the process the guy running the forklift hit a pothole and I found myself trying to hold up this 1,000 lbs set of forks.

My back has been hurting like hell ever since the day after. Typical sciatica. Lower back pain radiating down one leg, making walking painful and difficult.

I am sure it will pass with time, but right now it hurts like hell and is inconvenient to say the least.

I've had back surgery once, and do NOT care to repeat that experience. Not gonna happen if I can help it.

What was that line in Roadhouse? Pain don't hurt?

Yeah, well, it kinda does but I understand the thought. I can live with it, at least for now.

Such is life.


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on Jul 10, 2011

The first time I hurt my back trying to protect someone else's property was the last time. No amount of money lost or damage caused is worth any body injury. Now I quickly jump out of the way and let the milk spill.

I live with back and leg pain every day so I feel where you are now. Hope you get better soon.

on Jul 10, 2011

Yes, jumping clear is the normal, and right, thing to do. In this case, it was too sudden and trying to do so would almost surely have caused me to be even more seriously injured.

I've lived with a bad back for years now. Some days are good, some days are bad. I just felt like bitching

I actually found a small amount of relief, at least for walking. I dug out my Columbia hiking shoes. It's amazing how much difference a pair of shoes can make. Doesn't help with sitting and lying down, but any relief is welcome.

on Jul 11, 2011

The only problem with the back injuries is they take longer to heal as the older we get.  Hope yours heals fast.  In a normal job, we have options (taking a walk around the block, etc.).  In yours, your options are limited.

on Jul 11, 2011

Dr Guy
The only problem with the back injuries is they take longer to heal as the older we get.  Hope yours heals fast.  In a normal job, we have options (taking a walk around the block, etc.).  In yours, your options are limited.

Very true. It's a bit better this morning, but I expect that a few hours of driving will take care of that.

on Jul 16, 2011

I seem to recall some of the problems you had after your surgery.  Funny how everyone I know who has had back surgery has told me they wouldn't do it again!  Hope you get over it quick.  They don't make a seat that will do you any good for long hours in the saddle.

on Jul 17, 2011

Big Fat Daddy
I seem to recall some of the problems you had after your surgery.  Funny how everyone I know who has had back surgery has told me they wouldn't do it again!  Hope you get over it quick.  They don't make a seat that will do you any good for long hours in the saddle.

Yep, most of the people I know wouldn't do it again either. Thanks. Time heals all wounds, or so they say.

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