5.01.2007

Oh, My Aching Back

So I finish going over the plea papers with an inmate at the courthouse this morning. After having done a stellar job of explaining what those 15 pages meant, I stood up. At that point, I felt like I had been shot in the back with a lawn dart. I couldn't move. I grabbed a pillar for support. Man, my back hurt and I didn't know why. But the inmate saw what was happening. "You OK, man?" "You, OK?". He even reached up to grab me in the event I tumbled over like an old man. The irony did strike me, however. The inmate had just signed up to do 4 years in the pen for a couple of burglaries. And he was concerned about me.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

a tear is running down my cheek. very touching. bet he wasn't concerened about the people he was stealing from.
a thief is a lowly thing. what kind of a low bred would steal ?

WRSDemon said...

Is that supposed to be something like that joke about why lawyers can swim with sharks. Mutual respect.
Sorry Barry, I couldn't resist that.

Anonymous said...

It's because your old.

Anonymous said...

Barry, we have some good chiropractors in the county......

Icy hot and heating pads work too.

:-)

Anonymous said...

Funny thing is I've always heard it's the lawyers doing all the back stabbings.

Anonymous said...

Hey what tha! I was standing there with you and I just noticed my wallet with my Banjo string money is missing.

Anonymous said...

He was just reaching for your wallet!

Anonymous said...

You shouldn't have played that game of naked twister last night. It caused your back to go out of whack!

Anonymous said...

He is also going to have back pain, but his will be in that 1 little spot !

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you may have had a kidney stone building up and it decided to move a bit. No pain is so sudden or intense. Hopefully you will go for professional diagnosis and a recovery that will not keep you away from the BLOG.

Anonymous said...

I think I would be careful WHICH chiropractor I visited!

goober said...

Like 1:43 said...otherwise YOU may be hurting in that "one little spot" that 1:05 was referencing.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure which chiropractor you guys are talking about - the one recently that made the news or the one that didn't make the news that has used his "healing hands" on lots of "ladies" in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

It is Hell getting old.

Anonymous said...

All that ambulance chasing catching up with you?

Anonymous said...

I would agree with 1:11. Go see if you have a kidney stone.

Anonymous said...

Man, don't get your back whacked by a quack - it's only the weather - hot, cold, humid - aches are the telling signs of an aging body. If you do go to some doctor, be ready to sue them for malpractice, because they will only make you worse than you already are. But, I am sure you already know that.

Pseudonym said...

Barry do you need the name of a good personal injury lawyer?

Anonymous said...

Good personal injury lawyer. Isn't that an oxymoron, you moron?

Anonymous said...

"Run Barry, Run". 7 years of running away from the "group" will always make you feel better @ the end, you know, "Run" it all works with your pain.

mzchief said...

To Barry...
Ahem! My friend, I have mentioned to you in the past...Give up running for something LESS torturous to your aging joints and bones. Cycling provides the SAME rush as does jogging WITHOUT the bone searing aches and pains.

Anonymous said...

Why does someone always post about ambulance chasing when it is never relevant to the topic? Just wondering.....

Anonymous said...

my vote is that you have a kidney stone! When they attack..... mmm...dang...they A T T A C K!!
good luck!

patchouli said...

I do know a good chiropractor if you want to try that route. Not all chiros are bad. I have been helped by my chiropractor and I know many folks who can say the same. Did you ever get L4/L5 checked out?

Anonymous said...

What is this "rush" that everyone speaks of from running. Why do I never get this euphoric feeling that everyone else that runs or exercises claims to get. I keep in good shape and work-out 3-4 days a week but all I get out of a work out is pain and anguish!

Anonymous said...

Kidney stones often do not cause any symptoms. Usually, the first symptom of a kidney stone is extreme pain, which occurs when a stone acutely blocks the flow of urine. The pain often begins suddenly when a stone moves in the urinary tract, causing irritation or blockage. Typically, a person feels a sharp, cramping pain in the back and side in the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen. Sometimes nausea and vomiting occur. Later, pain may spread to the groin.

mzchief said...

To anonyNOTHING 10:26...
The body produces a RUSH of endorphins that flood your system immediately after you push yourself past the "I WANT to die" stage of exercising. If you stop at the "I AM going to die" stage you will NOT get THE RUSH.
*:|

Anonymous said...

mzchief...this is 10:26...I played four years of college football, and competed in track one year in college. I am a 6'3 inch 230lb clump of muscle who has been pushed to the limits by myself and/or coaches much of my adult life and have never experienced this endorphine laced high that you speak of. My body chemistry is just different than that of other athletes or fitness junkies.