Blogging Is Backbreaking Work

11 Jan
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Flexion Stressing Posterior Annulus | Diagram of the Spine | Back Pain | Colorado Spine Doctor (Photo credit: neckandback)

I have been having quite a bit of pain in my lower back area.  I have terrible posture and I think the weight of my top half slumped over my waist for five hours at the computer each morning is the ouch factor.

I have decided to take a break from blogging for a week, to see if that helps.

I will schedule your daily joke and re-blog some old posts to keep you going, but I’m sorry, I won’t be visiting or answering comments for a while.

The Laughing Housewife Management thanks all readers for their understanding.

Anyone offering free back rubs is welcome to visit.

All advice gratefully read, if not replied to.

31 Responses to “Blogging Is Backbreaking Work”

  1. jmgoyder January 11, 2013 at 10:56 #



  2. lenwilliamscarver January 11, 2013 at 11:08 #

    you will be “sorely” missed Tilly but please dear one take care of that back, ice then heat alternate 15 mins a part see if that helps. Please get in a comfortable position …there yet?..ok now here is a cyber massage… feel the warm hands strong fingers on lower back massaging in a pull from center outward towards hips doesn’t that feel good, now a little circular motion from spine out, now up the spine vertabre by vertabrae and up to shoulders (they get tense when hunched over too) now warm fingesr stroking the neck tendons and down the top of shoulders …relax deep breaths now to lower back again feel that muscle and bruised spot relaxing? good now keep your eyes closed, relax and breath deeply . see you when you get back hugs and love (xx)


  3. Ron. January 11, 2013 at 11:16 #

    I guess we’ll just have to “lumbar” along without you, TB.

    Seriously, I am deeply commiserative. Heat? Rest.




  4. vivinfrance January 11, 2013 at 11:31 #

    I am deeply sorry for your back pain and that we will miss you terribly. If you can find or make (look for wheat in the petfood part of a big supermarket) a WHEAT BAG heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes (not more) then tie it in place where the pain is, you will get wonderful relief. Also, given the foul weather, I suspect you have not been walking much lately. We have sunshine today and I went a long walk, which did me a power of good.
    Keep well,
    ViV x


  5. Pseu January 11, 2013 at 11:34 #

    Poor you.
    Time to invest in one session of taught Pilates by a physio, who can then advise on posture and exercise, then a DVD of classes to follow to strength your core muscles and help your back .

    Also a copy of ‘Treat your own Back’ McKenzie – which is excellent
    looks like you can get a used copy for less than £4.


  6. mtsweat January 11, 2013 at 12:07 #

    Hope it helps good friend… prayers and blessings.


  7. barb19 January 11, 2013 at 12:43 #

    I commiserate with you, as I have suffered from a bad back for years. Heat helps – put a hot water bottle on the area, (or a heated wheat bag) to give you some relief. Mine turned out to be osteo-arthritis, for which I am now on pain relief medication.
    Hope it improves Tilly, just rest for a while.


  8. laurieanichols January 11, 2013 at 13:13 #

    Tilly I hope that your back gets better, I can imagine how it feels because at one time or another I have thrown out my back so OUCH. You poor dear. I have to do a search for a specific seat just for posture, I subscribe to a fantastic newsletter called the Paris Breakfast. It is written by Carol Gillot an artist who is in love with Paris and she found this posture saving seat that has taken away her back pain because after spending so much time blogging on uncomfortable chairs her back was worn out as well. I’ll be back with more information on this back saving seat. The culprit is your chair!


  9. siggiofmaine January 11, 2013 at 14:25 #

    Take care of your back…no replacements available.
    I resolved the bending over the desk with a laptop, sitting in a recliner in feet up position, Have a small device to put the lap top on to keep laptop from over heating.
    Do what you must…will be painfully missed, but your back is of highest importance. A pain free back makes for a happier family too.
    Peace and love


  10. Food Stories (@FoodStoriesBlog) January 11, 2013 at 14:43 #

    Feel Better Soon 🙂


  11. Karen Snyder January 11, 2013 at 14:44 #

    In agreement with Laurie…it could well be your chair, but also consider the height and positioning of your keyboard and monitor.

    Years ago, friends gave me a very small pillow with a battery operated vibrator tucked inside . . . setting it on low speed and tucking it between the back of my chair and my aching back for awhile, will sometimes bring blessed relief. Or the heating pad, also set on low (and don’t go to sleep with it). 🙂 Hope you feel better soon.


  12. gigihawaii January 11, 2013 at 14:58 #

    Maybe you should see an orthopedist and get an x-ray. Best wishes, Tilly.


  13. mairedubhtx January 11, 2013 at 15:32 #

    Feel better soon. Use warm compresses and exercise gently.


  14. Rorybore January 11, 2013 at 15:49 #

    I feel your pain, as I am currently sitting in my favourite chair with ice on my lower back while I check email.
    It’s been quite the Goldilock’s system of trial and error in my own home to find the most comfortable place to blog. Too soft, too hard, too low, too high…… but I finally found a chair that supports my back and the laptop is at just the right distance for my hands. Even with that, I could still only do an hour at a time tops.
    Which is just about the right time when the minions decide mommy has blogged long enough anyway,
    Hope you get lots of rest and feel better soon!


  15. kiwidutch January 11, 2013 at 16:10 #

    Ouch… hope it gets better!


  16. mary January 11, 2013 at 16:54 #

    You need to see a sports medicine doctor and get a good physical therapist. I mean Good. Someone who knows what they are doing. Just patting and rubbing and giving lip service do not help.


  17. robincoyle January 11, 2013 at 18:19 #

    Awwwwww. Poor Tilly. I’ll be right over with a cup of tea and my masseuse Adonis.


  18. slpmartin January 11, 2013 at 18:25 #

    You might consider one of those standing desk…or a lumbar support pillow…hope you resolve the back problem soon…take care.


  19. Elaine - I used to be indecisive January 11, 2013 at 18:29 #

    I’m sorry to read about your back. 😦
    Would sitting on a wedge cushion help perhaps? (If you sit on a ‘normal chair’ rather than on the sofa). It helps to keep the spine aligned and also makes the angle between the legs and the body less sharp.


  20. terry1954 January 11, 2013 at 18:32 #

    hope you feel better in a week. i have to keep punching myself to sit up straight when I am at the PC


  21. sanstorm January 11, 2013 at 20:23 #

    Do not rest/lie still. If necessary take brufen and keep moving. Keep that pelvis rotating. Do some pilates. Do not sit still and seize up.

    Looking forward to your post-backache posts before long.


  22. SchmidleysScribbling January 11, 2013 at 21:14 #

    Yes, it is backbreaking work. I have terrible posture, but I got it at work where I spent 8-9 hours on a computer for over 20 years. Hope your back returns to normal. Dianne


  23. viveka January 11, 2013 at 21:30 #

    Linda, you need a good stretch.. good long walk and some hubby love. Don’t worry about us – we don’t have to suffer in silence if.. we don’t want to. Be good to yourself.


  24. Grannymar January 11, 2013 at 22:36 #

    Gentle stretching and stay warm. Healing hugs heading your way.


  25. adinparadise January 12, 2013 at 04:57 #

    Blogging is definitely a health hazard, Tilly. My right arm is giving me problems, even though I’m supposed to be on holiday. 🙂 Get better soon. x


  26. bevchen January 12, 2013 at 11:19 #

    Back ache is horrible. I hope you feel better soon! The advice for people who work with coimputers all day is to get up and stretch or walk around every half hour or so. Obviously the people who give this advice have never actually had to work in an office – if I got up every half an hour none of my deadlines would be met!


  27. Tom (Aquatom1968) January 12, 2013 at 11:53 #

    Oh no, Tilly… hope you’re feeling better very quickly!


  28. Three Well Beings January 13, 2013 at 06:38 #

    Because of my work I’m at a computer at least 12 hours a day. I have found yoga to be the best answer…it’s changed my life, actually. I’ll never be on the cover of Yoga Journal, but the slow and gentle stretching with breathing in rhythm relaxes all tension points. Just a suggestion…whatever works for you is good, and perhaps resting and taking the break is the best answer yet! Be well!


  29. bluebee January 16, 2013 at 07:39 #



  30. eof737 January 16, 2013 at 08:27 #

    I’ve been out of circulation for a whole set of other reasons… 🙂


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