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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Spine From Hell!


A nice picture of my bride from along the colorado river in Laughlin. We had a nice 25th anniversary week together burning thru money, eating unusual meals,  and sitting by the pool in the sun. Weather was excellent, although my running was limited to early mornings on the davis dam river trail. Got in only 4 8K runs due to my back from hell. Spent hours by the pool on the large red donuts doing every kind of strength and stretching exercise possible, but to no avail. Ran monday and yesterday, and hit the gym tuesday and today, adding 20 minutes of work on the recumbent bicycle, but nothing seems to help at all. Going to be a long 6 months until medicare at this rate. What is unusual about this event, is that I have abdominal pain along with the back pain, and there is no position that provides any relief other than fetal sleeping. Wake each morning going "is today gonna be a good day", and as soon as I sit up and pull on my running shorts, I realize that it is not.....
One of the things I noticed during that week in Laughlin, is how many morbidly obese people there are of all ages, from teens to seniors. There were many ungodly looking fat women wearing bathing suits that just looked horrendous. Worst three were a three hundred or so pound 40ish woman in a neon orange bikini, a  monstrous smoking pregnant woman so large that you could not see the front of her bikini bottom in all the hanging flesh, and a young girl who looked to be in her 20's and was about 5'9" and well over 250 lbs. wearing a robins egg thong bikini.....I wish I had my iphone or camera for a shot of the back of that one......beyond belief. The men were all just as large, and it just makes me think about all the starving folks in the world.....

2 comments:

TerribleTerry said...

It's funny to me when I see people condemn comments like that as fat shaming. American's don't want to feel bad about any poor choices they make, regardless the consequences. Right now the death rates among poor rural white Americans are at epidemic levels, mostly from suicide and opiates. Next will be diabetes and other obesity related items. Like you, the majority are not going to the doctor and suffering through ailments due to health care costs. I'm guessing the consequences of pretending nothing is wrong with being unhealthy, and then not going to the doctor to deal with the symptoms until they are really advanced.....isn't going to be real pretty. I guess that's Darwinism doing its job. Trump can put everyone back to work pushing wheelchairs and digging graves.

Terrible Dad said...

How sadly true. I watched many of these folks eat portions at restaurants that should feed about 4 people. The ones older than 50 all have canes and walkers, and the ones under 50 have to be ready for diabetes and massive strokes. As someone trying to hang on for six more months to get to medicare so that I can actually afford to see a doctor, I just can't imagine those folks with major medical conditions in their 50's and early 60's living with the knowledge that one bad illness will completely wipe out their life savings.....