Wednesday, 12 September 2007

What’s that sexy little number you’re wearing darling?

I tried a Pilates Tower class last night for the first time since hurting my back a week or so ago. I thought a bit of gentle exercise might serve me well as the residual ache in my back seemed mostly due to a bit of muscle stiffness. Well, that and the fact that I pre pay for my classes and can't get the money back for any I miss, $37 down the drain each week. All seemed well in class, I was very good and didn’t over exert myself at all, in fact it seemed to do me the power of good and afterwards I headed home with a bit more of a spring in my step

Unfortunately today I’m feeling that perhaps it wasn’t the wisest move as I am a little more sore than usual in my left lumbar region. Bollocks!!

I’m now sat at my desk with an Icy Hot Patch stuck down the back of my trousers. Have you ever tried to put one of those on? It’s not easy, and let me just say for the record that the term ‘patch’ is a bit of a misnomer. Small blanket more like, these things are ENORMOUS. I’m wondering if I didn’t accidentally pick up the ones intended for elephants. Anyway kids, if you ever suffer from back pain in future take care when putting your Icy Hot Patch on since if you don’t stick it on in just the right spot you have to contort yourself – worsening the back injury you are wearing it for in the first place – to rip off the patch, which hurts like a bugger since they use extra strong adhesive for the backing, and re-position it. However now that I have it correctly positioned I have to say its working wonders and will no doubt bring me eight uninterrupted hours of blissful relief from back pain.

I know it will heal, I just wish the timing were better. I have date #5 with Tel Aviv tonight you see and…ahem..well I was wondering if I might get my leg over this evening, but I’m thinking an Icy Hot Patch and crippling back pain could be a bit of a passion killer. It's not exactly romantic is it? Oh well, he’ll just have to deal. Ailments are, after all, part and parcel of dating an older woman.*

*Tel Aviv is 4years younger than me.


Ha Ha Sound said...

Hope your back feels better. And honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. If you decide you want to do the horizontal mambo with Tel Aviv, if he's like most guys you could be in a full body cast and he'd be OK with.

Anyway, have fun and good luck!!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Ha Ha. I'm also hoping alcohol will help dull the pain ;-)

alcoment said...

Ah, back to the good old alcohol as a painkiller! Works every time.

I'm with Ha Ha Sound, I really don't think Tel Aviv will mind about the patch at all.

Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Fish - in total agreement with Ha ha and Alcoment. Most blokes are happy if you have two bumps and a pulse (or so my other half tells me - romance ain't dead). Have fun!

Flowers On A Friday said...

i'm sure your injury could be turned to your mutual advantage, no?

mmmmaybe he'll offer you a niysh shenshual never know! meow.

Loquacious Curmudgeon said...

Yeah. I side with everyone else on this. Being a guy, if you were in traction, he'd probably think "Ooh! Bondage night!"

Of course, a large bucket of gin never hurt!

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thewishfulwriter said...

omygod. i LOVE icy hot patches (er, blankets).


i love them so much i wear them even when i dont really need em.

i do. i really do.

Agnes Mildew said...

Didn't you learn anything at school? Your left lumbar region is not your bollocks, it's your buttocks...I don't know!

Have you ever thought that all this exercise is absolutely knackering you? You need to step back from it, take up smoking (very relaxing) and get a cleaner in to your apartment so you are no longer exerting yourself.

And you are a cradle snatcher, eh? Oooohhh! So, if we hear nothing from you today, we can assume that you are bathing in the rosey afterglow of a jolly good sorting out, eh?

Agnes Mildew said...

BTW, I watched Frankie & Jonny last night - every time I see films set in NYC I now wonder where your place fits in - is there anything recognisable?

And is there any chance you could pull some strings and have Al Pacino Fed-Ex'd over to me. I should be eternally grateful to you.

Amel's Realm said...

Oh...sorry to hear that, Fish. Hope your back gets better soon.

Have fun with Tel Aviv! *wink*

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks for the well wishes, support and encouragement everyone. I had a lovely evening ;-)

Penguin, woo hooo thanks so much for the award. I'm chuffed to bits.

Heather I now have a visual of you covered in icy hot patches, but me and my back agree, they are BRILLIANT :-)

Agnes, if I see Al - on my travels I'll pop him in a jiffy bag and send him over - he's a wee one, he shouldn't cost so much. As for noticeable landmarks near me - I'm a little too far east with the other commoners, nor is it a trendy enough area to be the setting for many movies, but to put some perspective on it I'm only about a 15minute walk from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, per the Thomas Crown Affair, the Brosnan version, Central Park of course and I'm about 20mins from the Guggenheim. I walk by the Met on a regular basis. Hope that helps. F x