Me: I can do anything!
Body: Okayyy, let's see where you're going this with...
Me: I have a Masters Degree in Construction Project Management!
Brain: Yes, we did get that, and we didn't even cheat. Keep going.
Me: I can run a hundred metres in twenty seconds!
Legs: Well - yes, we did do that once, a few years ago...
Me; I can leap onto the top of a brick wall!
Knees: As long as it's one brick high, yes...
Me: I can slightly lean forward in my chair!
BACK: NO YOU CAN'T HAHAHAHAHAHAHA FEEL THE BURN!!!!
After heroically walking about three or four miles on Tuesday, my back has decided to say no to such challenging feats such as standing up, moving, sitting down, getting in/out of a car, laying down, sitting up right, or basically doing anything. I'm treating it with a combination of painkillers and alcohol (no, I'm not telling you to mix alcohol and painkillers, it's a bad idea) plus a heat pack and I'm feeling a little better. I should be setting up my PS2 in the computer room tomorrow night but it depends on my range of movement before I take the plunge to try something involving that amount of physical effort (for clarity, I do actually need to build a stand for the PS2 and TV, not just plug it in!).
I find back pain really annoying because most of the time my back is absolutely fine, but when it does go it takes quite a while to sort itself out. I have a similar issue with my ankle - 99% of the time it's fine, then once in a blue moon when doing something outlandish like walking on it it'll suddenly decide "Hey, wouldn't it be fun to go sideways instead of keeping to the normal up-down motion" and I find myself yelling obscenities as I head for the ground at a rate of knots.
Do you ever suffer with your body? Drop me a comment about what you suffer with, because... well why not? :)
And go and look at my liqueur coffee flowchart too!