Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Stronger?


On Sunday evening the celebrated Wetherfield philosopher Sarah - Louise Platt opined - 'What doesn't kill yer makes yer stronger'.

As I was driving home last night I assessed these words of wisdom.
I'd always scoffed at colleagues who rang in to say they had sciatica or lumbago. 'Haar haar - obviously lying - get out of your pit and into work you skiving bastard'.

Then one day - I bent down quickly to the washing machine and ...eeeeaaaargh.
Excruciating is too small a word to describe the pain which flashed like lightning from my back right down my left leg. For the next 2 days I screamed every time I moved. Sciatica was diagnosed. My recovery was slow and agonising.

Did it make me stronger ?
2 good things came out of it.

1: Friend C said I needed an automatic as the clutch on my Punto was very stiff. She wanted to sell hers to become lady Penelope. Although I didn't think an automatic would suit a control freak like me, I bought the old S reg blue 'onda and I just absolutely love it.

2: The lovely NHS physio designed some special (easy) exercises just for me. The side effect - I now have the bestest stomach muscles ever in my life and I've thrown away those smocks and support pants.

So Sarah - Lou had a point.
KAZ

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25 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

Having nothing worthwhile to say, I'll just mention that I always spelled it skivers, but perhaps scivers is a Mancunian version.

9:07 am  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

That is a very impressive set of tattoos.

10:20 am  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

Do you wear automatic driving gloves?

1:26 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

Did C have a Parker? Or did she do it herself?

I think Sarah took her wisdom from a popular song. Possibly Kanye West.

1:28 pm  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

I can hear Al Pacino chanting,
"Sciatica Sciatica Sciatica!"

What doesn't kill you simply lowers your expectations to a more manageable level.

Sorry. I know that it hurts like a sonofabitch. Out of respect for your plight I shall dispense with the wildly entertaining "stiff clutch" joke that I had prepared and move along swiftly to the sympathetic summation...

You should be plugging Ab-Master machines like Suzanne Somers? Oddly enough I had always assumed that you had a lot of work done and didn't need to exercise?
Silly me!

2:21 pm  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

Kaz, I've just tagger yer, so there.
http://flamingnora.blogspot.com/2007/12/christmas-tags.html

2:31 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Dave:
You may have noticed that I referred to ‘skiving’ in the second paragraph.
I never promised to be consistent.

Vicus:
Having colour coded legs helped me to follow the steps when I appeared in ‘Strictly come Dancing’.

Nora:
Only when it’s cold.

I asked what I was supposed to do with my left foot. The answer was nothing!

Geoff:
No – but by a mind-boggling coincidence Ron bought her a Parker pen for her birthday.

I know it’s not very interesting – but it is true.

HE:
‘Work done’ – now I know you’re ‘slightly mad’.

I’m fully recovered now – any chance of hearing the ‘stiff clutch’ joke. Or shall I just use my imagination?

Nora:
‘sulks’

2:37 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Did I miss something?

Did someone try to kill off The Platts again?

2:42 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

mj:
At the moment they seem to be trying to kill each other off.
Let's drink to their success!

3:35 pm  
Blogger Murph said...

Did you try a cortisone injection? It will go faster than the Honda or the Punto I believe.

4:34 pm  
Blogger Rimshot said...

I understood less than half of this.

I'm glad you're feeling better than you were when I didn't know you were feeling less than good.

4:37 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

Sciatica is horrible. Alas, during my bout I just got plenty of rest and read Hemingway's awful Death In The Afternoon. I think I could've done with learning some of those stomach exercises.

4:50 pm  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

I used to suffer that years ago after I hurt my back flagging.. it would go at the most awkward of times.
I hope you never ever suffer from that again..

Corrie is great at the moment with mental David... he's playing the part very well. ha!

6:31 pm  
Blogger Rimshot said...

That's what you get for dogging in a non-dogging approved vehicle.

6:40 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Murph:
Is Jeremy Clarkson writing your script now?
When will we see you on channel 'Dave'?

Rimshot.
Well thanks
I take it that Lady Penelope and Thunderbirds didn't make it over there?
You didn't miss much.

Betty:
I could only lie in one position. With careful placement of the TV, I watched very long very ancient videos - e,g, Gegory Peck in the BIG Country.
Those exercises are fab - they involve leaning on a wall and squeezing your abdominals.

Wom:
Flagging? oops I thought you said flogging!
David is the best thing about Corrie - an evil little star.

Rimshot.
Well thanks
I take it that Lady Penelope and Thunderbirds didn't make it over there?
You didn't miss much.

Betty:
I could only lie in one position. With careful placement of the TV, I watched very long very ancient videos - e,g, Gegory Peck in the BIG Country. I shall love him forever.
Those exercises are fab - they involve leaning on a wall and squeezing your abdominals.

Wom:
Flagging? oops I thought you said flogging!
David is the best thing about Corrie - an evil little star.

Rimshot:
How very dare you?
Murph:
Is Jeremy Clarkson writing your script now?
When will we see you on channel 'Dave'?

Rimshot.
Well thanks
I take it that Lady Penelope and Thunderbirds didn't make it over there?
You didn't miss much.

Betty:
I could only lie in one position. With careful placement of the TV, I watched very long very ancient videos - e,g, Gegory Peck in the BIG Country.
Those exercises are fab - they involve leaning on a wall and squeezing your abdominals.

Wom:
Flagging? oops I thought you said flogging!
David is the best thing about Corrie - an evil little star.

Rimshot.
Well thanks
I take it that Lady Penelope and Thunderbirds didn't make it over there?
You didn't miss much.

Betty:
I could only lie in one position. With careful placement of the TV, I watched very long very ancient videos - e,g, Gegory Peck in the BIG Country. I shall love him forever.
Those exercises are fab - they involve leaning on a wall and squeezing your abdominals.

Wom:
Flagging? oops I thought you said flogging!
David is the best thing about Corrie - an evil little star.

Rimshot:

How very dare you?
In our local park it's official

9:31 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Back To The Future!
'Sorry to hear about yer back.........Dont take notice of all of Doctor Platts advise.She is not Big:she is not clever.
Stay Comfy x

8:04 am  
Blogger stitchwort said...

rimshot's not the only confused one.
Bad backs, Thunderbirds, and support pants - all human life is here.

10:56 am  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

Your left foot is left free for tapping along in time to the jazzy beats of the car radio, which I'm hoping is tuned to Radio 2.

1:11 pm  
Blogger Oswegan said...

See, driving a manual in traffic has unforseen consequences.

What does that new thing run on? Vegitable scaps?

~Oswegan

7:14 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Tony:
She is certainly not clever!
But she was right- I am stronger now..... and beginning to sound like Gloria Gaynor.

Stitch:
But - JIm - is it 'life' as we know it or 'life' as in Wetherfield?

Come on Stitch - surely you must have had a sneaky look at Corrie sometimes.

Nora:
Afraid it is often Radio 2 these days ...until Chris Evans comes on.

Oswegan:
But an automatic makes you lazy - I'm afraid I'll fall asleep.

10:23 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

I can lend you my Daimler if you like.

It is a gentlemans carriage and, as such, does not hold with the unseemly manual swopping of cogs.

11:05 pm  
Blogger CHIC-HANDSOME said...

how are you?

4:01 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Garfer:
'The unseemly manual swapping of cogs,. Such eloquence is only to be expected from a discerning driver of Daimlers!

I'd love to borrow it - is it insured?

Chic:
Well - and yourself?

9:36 am  
Blogger Ackworth Born said...

I'd just like to know what Sarah had to do to get those tablets she's framing David with.

Came across an old episode of Corrie on video t'other day - Sally was having an affair with Martin, Janice was being unfaithful to Les and one question I still can't remember the answer to - whatever did happen to Linda?

2:22 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Gerald:
Ah would that be Linda wife of Mike Baldwin?
She ran away with Mike's son after the wedding. One of the better storylines methinks.

7:10 pm  

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