I’ve been dealing with a jacked up back for the past 4 weeks or so. Its been more than frustrating because normally I’m the picture of health. “Fit as a fiddle” as they say. But this weekend, I just couldn’t take it anymore. So I got an appointment with the doc for Monday. He did x-rays, ran some tests, yada yada, and gave me some drugs. 3 different pills. One to relax the muscles, one to soothe the pain, and one just for fun I guess.
So, I’ve been doing better the last couple days, thanks to the meds and I actually began to see a light at the end of the tunnel. That is, until I needed ketchup with my fries.
We were at McDonald’s for dinner last night and I’m the kind of guy who likes a bit of ketchup with his fries (though I prefer mayo, but that’s another story entirely), so I got up and walked my bad back self over to the ketchup dispenser, grabbed a small ketchup cup and pushed down on the lever that dispenses the ketchup. Well, there must have been an air pocket in the line because a couple seconds after it started coming out, it suddenly sputtered. That sputter caused me to shutter (I know, real manly right?) and in that instant I jerked with fright and consequently tweeked my back again.
For the love of everything good and decent, I just wanted some ketchup!