Rons Rants

A Blog Is A Self-Inflicted Invasion Of Privacy

Location: Newland, North Carolina, United States

I'm a fifty two year old happily married man who doesn't really like many people which is why I live on the top of a mountain.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Even though I have very little to report...I just had to sit still long enough to check with ya'll.

At the risk of sounding like a whiner....I've had a rough time of it lately. Apparently, all those years of football, dirt bikes, car crashes and such have finally caught up with me. According to my doctors, my spine is pretty much screwed. At the tender age of 54, I can't stand, lay down, walk or do much of anything else for more than ten minutes at a time which is why I haven't been blogging. Hell....I haven't done much at all for the past few months except moan, groan and munch Oxycontin as though it were candy.

Man....I've never had many back problems in my life...knees, shoulders, hands, ankles yes but damn...this back shit is trying to lay me low! The pain and discomfort is all encompassing at times but I'm trying to fight through it.

If my darlin' Michelle can fight cancer, surely I can fight a little back problem.

Everyone is telling me that I need surgery immediatly but, I don't have insurance and quite frankly...even if I DID have insurance, I'm not sure I'd opt for surgery yet. I'm trying everything short of chiropractic before I try surgery.

We bought an Inversion Table and I'm trying that now. Boy...that's a strange and painful experience but...something is happening so...I'm gonna keep trying it for awhile. Michelle LOVES using the inversion thing but she's just a little thing. Me? I'm about 255 lbs and hanging upside down is a truly wierd and uncomfortable thing to do!

Michelle is doing really well. She's tending to her huge garden, canning beans and supplying half the state of NC with her harvests of broccoli, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, cabbage and oh yeah...a million or so potato's (oh hell, did I pull Dan Quayle? sp?)anyway...she is still going along like a machine. Next week she's leaving me for two weeks to go visit her Mother in California so....I'll be miserable but....she HAS to go if she's ever going to see her again. Her Mom has been pretty ill for awhile now.

Anyway, thanks to those of you who have emailed and/or left messages for me. It's amazing to me to I feel so close to some of ya'll whom I've never met. Sorry that I haven't been around much lately but, honestly, sitting in front of this computer is absolutely MURDER for my back and legs!

Take care and God bless you all.


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