So there I was, painting the spare bedroom yesterday. Got the trim off and put in the garage, put tape where I should and laid out the plastic to protect the carpet. I managed to get one coat of paint on one wall when I bent over to put more paint on the roller and I suddenly sneezed. The pain in my back was bad enough to drop me to my knees!
I bent over and sneezed. That’s it. I wasn’t playing football, hauling firewood or even rescuing some damsel in distress from a burning building. I bent over and sneezed. WTF? Yea I know I’m 40. Yea I know I’m a little over weight. (The fact that I’m so fat, lesser geeks orbit me is beside the point.) Yes I have back problems derived from 20 years of lifting 500 lb transmitters and hauling heavy electronics in support of combat flight operations. But I’m not supposed to get crippled from a sneeze! A hand full of pain meds, some time hanging upside-down in my inversion table and an hour in the hot tub has helped considerably.
Hopefully today I can continue painting without too much risk or personal injury. Wish me luck.