Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The pest control people came over yesterday to treat the house with some pesticides to prevent roaches and ants. So, a few hours after they left, I did the mopping up just to clean up whatever residue was left. And that was when I got it...a crick at my left waist.

I thought nothing much of it at first, but as I was finishing up, I had extreme difficulty in even wringing the mop. I cleaned up and went up for my shower, and suffered some more. Taking my shorts off was a painful ordeal, so was reaching for the shower cream which was on the floor. So, rather than just bending down and picking it up, I had no other choice but to squat, slowly.

Dressing up was as painful. I had to sit down to do it, and even that act electrified my pain receptors. Ugggh! I tried stretching, thinking that it would help, but the pain was too much to bear. Thankfully, sleeping wasn't much of a problem, but when I woke up this morning, my left ear was feeling a bit numb and sore. I had probably stayed in one position for much of the night to cause that.

It's amazing isn't it? Just one tiny part of your body is at unease, yet it discomforts the whole body. But, I'm glad to say that the pain has subsided quite a bit since then, but it's still there. At least I can bend down at my waist now without having to howl in pain.

Which, in my book, means I should be fit enough to play badminton tomorrow!


Nick Phillips said...

I've gone through that pain many a times my friend. Sure signs of old age catching up fast ... LOL!

Glad you're okay now :D

Ann said...

glad to hear you're feeling better. you should go and get it treated.

chegu carol said...

we are not getting any younger bah kan :)
bagus lagi ada pigi main badminton. at least got exercise.

Perry R. Lim said...

nick...but I''m NOT old!

Perry R. Lim said...

Ann, nah...I'll just let it be and see how long it'll take to mend itself.

Perry R. Lim said...

chegu carol: Getting this kind of backpain is quite rare for me...and I wasn't even carrying anything. Tiba-tiba saja datang.