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Oh, my aching back!
Thursday, April 1st, 2010

I stay pretty healthy. Yeah, there’s more I could do—shed some more pounds, get some more exercise—but on the whole, I don’t have many complaints. Which is why the nagging aches in my shoulder, neck and lower back are really beginning to annoy me. I’m close to the finish line with a couple of projects, but this is going to wreck my concentration. I haven’t done anything so far to fix it. I have a regularly scheduled doctor’s visit on April 5th, but in the meantime, all I can think to do is pop aspirin and sleep on a heating pad. Why now? Why me? Okay, there’s the whine.

The whole back pain thing does make me realize how important health is to writers. We need our sleep to keep our minds functioning at top peak performance—you can’t have wild, hallucinogenic dreams without it. We need our fingers strong and agile to slam those words onto the page (imagining little finger calisthenics now?). And we have to be able to sit for long periods of time, so we really need to build those butt and back muscles to stand the strain of our everspreading rears. Yeah, had to have some fun with it.

But y’all wanna know who won the contest, right? By random number generator, the winner is…(drumroll) Lisa J! Lisa—email me!

5 comments to “Oh, my aching back!”

  1. Lisa J
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      · April 1st, 2010 at 9:38 am · Link

    Thanks!!

    Stay healthy so we have books for many years to come.



  2. Rachel Lynne
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      · April 1st, 2010 at 10:02 am · Link

    Sitting for hours takes its toll! My legs swell and it hurts to breath cause my back hurts. We need to do exersize sprints. Every break we all stand up and do 15 minutes of stretches or something :)



  3. ArkansasCyndi
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      · April 1st, 2010 at 10:37 am · Link

    Back pain is the worse. Take an hour and get a massage. Will help.



  4. Wesley Nichols
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      · April 1st, 2010 at 10:57 pm · Link

    Are you going to start your fairy story soon?



  5. Julie Kiesow
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      · April 3rd, 2010 at 11:24 pm · Link

    When I have to sit for hours at home or in a car I take a towel roll it and put it in that lumbar spot it helps with the stiffness that I usually get when I get up. Posture is the best cure. I had horrible back issues that need surgery but so far with some minor therapy and doing the right exercise and sitting properly its so much more tolerable