For the last few days I’ve had this sharp almost debilitating pain in my right buttock (buttocks?) Don’t know the plural, but right now I wished I’d only have one – the left one. Maybe it’s sciatica. I’ve had that before, with pains shooting down my leg. Got it after roofing my house a few years back when I was 58. Saved a lot of money doin’ it myself, but more than made up for it in pain and suffering – which is free, so I came out ahead on the deal.
I don’t know what I did this time. I’m in pretty good shape for an old guy, and go to the gym five to six times a week where I do exercises for my back and ass, or “glutes” as in gluteus maximus muscles. Seems like my “glutes” have gone kaputz. The thing of it is, IT HURTS! Then it starts to bug the shit outta me, knowing that every time I stand up I’m gonna be in pain. My desire to stand up therefore, or do anything standing up therefive, has diminished greatly, to the point where all I wanna do is sit down and take a load off.
Funny how pain can also alter your mood. When it comes to mood altering, I prefer herbal alterations over pain. And prefer euphoria over impatience, lack of tolerance and being grumpy and pissed off all the time because ya don’t like what’s happening to ya. Thankfully I know that nothing is permanent (except your permanent record – which I’ve kept spotless) and that this too shall pass; the pain in my ass.