Not Kidding...threw My Back Out Making Cookies...

Decorating By justfrosting Updated 20 Dec 2008 , 9:16pm by -Tubbs

justfrosting Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 5:02pm
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I was leaning over, piping a NFSC with buttercream and SNAP! There goes my lower back...

I am now decorating while under the influence of loratab...

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chutzpah Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 5:09pm
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Lordy, how are those cookies gonna look on loratab?

justfrosting Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 5:12pm
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Woooo hoooo! Hopefully, better than usual.

jjkarm Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 5:18pm
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Heck......who cares how they look! You just may have the "best time" of your life decorating cookies!!! If they look funny, just think Jackson Pollock or Andy Warhol..... icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif

-Tubbs Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 11:14pm
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Oooh, poor you. I slipped a disc a couple of months ago and it was AWFUL not being able to do anything. I felt like I was about 105.

I hope you feel better before Christmas.... and post pics of them cookies!! icon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 11:55pm
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Hubby threw his back and told the doctor, "All I did was bend over to pick up a pencil that fell on the floor!" Doctor told him that bending over to pick up the pencil didn't throw his back ... his back was ready to "be thrown" and just that little movement threw it over the edge. Doctor said most people THINK "picking up the pencil" is what did it .... but it's usually not.

Just some interesting trivia I thought I'd share! icon_biggrin.gif

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 12:28am
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Decorating under the influence (DWI) = Loratab Cookies....Should we be worried?

I hope ya feel better soon.....

MahalKita Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 12:43am
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Oh I so believe you. My back has never officially gone out but after I make a good amount of cookies I can barely stand. Baking is hard core! icon_smile.gif

Win Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 12:45am
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I feel your pain --mostly 'cause I don't have Loratab! icon_cry.gif Every time I take on a project, I almost need to go into traction afterwards. (diagnosed with bone spurs, degenerative disk disease, and arthritis in my back when I was in my thirties... now that I'm in my mid-forties, I just know to start my rx anti-inflammatories a day ahead of the long day. I could never do this as anything other than a hobby and don't know how the folks who manage to whip out multiple projects in a week are still standing. I sure you feel better soon. Take it easy, for sure!

Tita9499 Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 12:58am
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Oh my! I feel like a little punk now. I whine all the time about my carpal tunnel and here you ladies are working with backs thrown out...you guys are like the gangsters of baking.

I'm praying for your speedy recovery though

debster Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 2:02am
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I literally feel your pain, you'll find you keep going like the bunny when you have to. ( unless your back puts you totally down) I pray that doesn't happen to you I've been there. I had 2 lumbar surgeries and 2 cervical. I had carpal tunnel surgery on right hand in Sept have to have the left hand done this year. I just had an MRI and found out just yesterday I have to have surgery on January 23rd Happy New Year to me.

I can't wait to be able to bake without being on vicodin just to be able to stand for hours. Sometimes I think I've lost my mind, but as long as there is a will there will be a way. Merry Christmas to all you hard core bakers!!!!

JenniferMI Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 2:04am
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No fun....that just goes to show we can hurt ourselves doing the simplest of things sometimes....

Hope you feel better soon!

Jen icon_smile.gif

-Tubbs Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 9:16pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Hubby threw his back and told the doctor, "All I did was bend over to pick up a pencil that fell on the floor!" Doctor told him that bending over to pick up the pencil didn't throw his back ... his back was ready to "be thrown" and just that little movement threw it over the edge. Doctor said most people THINK "picking up the pencil" is what did it .... but it's usually not.

Just some interesting trivia I thought I'd share! icon_biggrin.gif




Yup, that's definitely true. Mine went when I was carrying the recycling out to the garage. Had to crawl back to the house. Ouch.

Of course it wasn't the recycling that did it, it was the moving a very large, heavy pile of lumber the weekend before, twice (once into the trailer, once out). The Physiotherapist I saw after said my disc was waiting for an opportunity to pop out. Now I am better at listening to my back - it tells me when it's struggling, and these days, I listen!

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