Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My hands start sweating...

...when I look at this photo. It's one of the ladders I had to ascend during the trip to Catalina.

PARENTHETICAL IT'S-WORSE-THAN-IT-LOOKS THOUGHT: Bear in mind that the photo was taken from nearly six feet above the (concrete) floor....

In fairness, I have to admit my friend J., who is in charge of this project and has been for some years -- and is, by the way, a couple years older than I am -- has no problem with it, and in fact is quite happy to scramble up it...



I made it on Sunday. I sure as hell couldn't today: currently, my back only hurts when I move or breathe. Or sit still.

I'll see the doctor on Friday. I just hope it doesn't lead to more pills instead of less. This is no fun.

Being immobile stinks, Jim.

12 comments:

DAL said...

Ever since I rode a falling ladder to the ground and screwed up my knee 30 years ago, I shy away from ladders.

justfly said...

ummmmm...no thanks with the ladder. No way could I climb that.

I hope your back improves quickly.

Anonymous said...

i hear/feel/know the back pain. climbing that ladder would be far worse for me!

Bud

Anonymous said...

Bad backs are the worst.

Kim said...

Ouch. Good luck with the back Scrib. Maybe a nice remedial massage instead of more pills?

John0 said...

So, Jim lives in an upstairs flat with a front door to nowhere.
I hope the DR does some good and the aches and pains take a hike. I've done the ladder ride and been lucky. When it is all cement and brick, there is not much chance for error without big consequence.

Maybe you should bring a large umbrella next time.

betty said...

I can see why you're sore, that's a steep ladder. Hope the doctor fixes you up. :)

Anonymous said...

You get your ass to a good - a GOOD chiropractor (not the ones that specialize in car accidents and shit) and you can get your spine back on track.

Japee said...

Feeling any better?

Anonymous said...

I think I will stay on the ground. My bones could not take a fall.
Roz

Anonymous said...

That gives me the creeps. I have fallen one too many times.
I do wonder why there are so many falls in my family. It makes me sad but I would just, at this point, say ....No.
Old age is coming!

Justfly said...

Come on now, it is time for a new post.