Although I am only 43, sometimes I feel much older than that.
I decided to walk to the Best Buy yesterday. From my place, it is approximately 2km. I did my shopping, no problem. I decided to continue onto the office to harass some co-workers since I am off and they aren’t.
I received a phone call on my way and decided to sit on a concrete wall while talking. I sat for about 5 minutes and when I got up, there was a dull pain in my right-lower back. I had a bit of a walk to the office and it got progressively worse. I took a bus home since there was no way I was walking back.
So, how exactly does one hurt themselves just sitting on a wall? That’s insane.
While I was at the office, my co-worker said that he hurt his neck in the morning simply by turning his head. He is 2 months younger than I am…
I have a back massager that I have been using pretty steady since last night. It is helping. So are the extra strength Tylenol.
This morning, I decided to call my doctor to see if I could get in. I called around 930 and got an appointment for 1130. Not bad.
I arrived at 1125 and was told it would be a minute and to have a seat. After waiting for 20 minutes, I heard the receptionist say to another patient that the doctor was about 20 minutes behind, turns out that was optimistic of her. At the 40 minute mark, I asked how long it would be. I wasn’t told how long, but was told I was next. Next to likely sit in an examination room for who knows how long.
After still not being seen 45 minutes after my appointment time, I told them I was leaving. They did apologize and seemed shocked that I would leave. Although I am off work, I do have better things to do than sit in a waiting room for hours on end. One would think I was in the emergency room at a hospital.
I don’t plan on returning to this doctor. I have only seen him once since coming to Calgary. I signed up for a doctor before I moved from the east end to the west. It is now a 25 minute drive. So, I applied for a new doctor, closer to home.
For now, I wil tend to my back myself. I should be ok I a day or two. I’ll survive until then…