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I woke up and stumbled to the front door to check for packages. I wasn't really expecting one, but you can never be too sure. To my surprise there was a small brown box waiting on the doorstep for me. What had I ordered? I couldn't remember. I walked back inside and tore the package open.

Inside was a book and a board game. Not just any book and board game, though - they were abominations thrust in in front of my virgin eyes. The game was called A Hot Affair and the book was Penthouse: Naughty by Nature: Female Readers' Sexy Letters to Penthouse. Confused, I check the shipping address. Sure enough they weren't meant for me.

They were my neighbor's.

My back went out today

On Alan's Journey

I woke up today feeling a slight twinge in my lower back. This is usually a sign that I need to make an appointment with the chiropractor for a readjustment of the spine. So I went off to work, got out of the car, and the twinge turned into a 'twang!' as something shifted in my pelvis and gave way.

I've had it happen before, where a pelvis/hip joint goes out of alignment and you get sudden pain and and inability to move properly. When it happens - like it did today - I can't straighten my back without it seriously hurting, so I walk with a slightly hunched over back. I also walk with a limp, because I can't straight the leg either, without causing more pain. So I try to deal with the pain I have and walk like the hunchback of Notre Dame....

When it happened today I limped from the car into the office building and then called my chiropractor. Luckily she was able to see me straight away, so I limped back out to the car and drove to see her, where she did some 'adjustments'. Lots of bones cracking later, and I felt a bit better, and drove back to work.

I spent the rest of the day trying to do my work while resting in the chair, but it didn't work very well. Every time I had to get up to talk to someone or go somewhere, I was in a lot of pain. So eventually I went home about 2:30, having had all I could take.

Since then I've been at home relaxing, taking it easy, trying to let the problem sort itself out.

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