I recently tweaked my back and have been unable to really ride. Am doing everything I can to get better quickly (chronicled here) - laser, tens therapy, chiropractor, tiger balm/ben gay, heat and ice and heck, I'll built a sweat lodge and burn sage if I need to.
Anywho, I thought my recent experiences might give my horse friends over here at COTH some giggles and a much needed PSA:
#1 - Be careful when applying Tiger Balm/Ben Gay. If you wear contacts, put on mittens immediately after applying topical muscle relief and make no attempt to adjust, insert, or remove contact lenses. DUUUUUUUHHHHH! No one ever said i was the sharpest knife in the drawer!
#2 - If you have a TENS unit, do not attempt to use it and multitask. This is a recipe for failure. Case in point: I called a client and attempted to adjust the level of the output from the machine while I was waiting for the client to answer her phone. Let's just say I overestimated the level of stimulus I was capable of handling, and shocked the beejeebus out of myself. My poor client picked up the phone to something along the lines of "ARGH! #@!#^%$#@!" Thankfully she knows me well. Sigh.
Anyway, hope that gave you a few laughs. Carry on, and have a great week!
Another PSA, when you are getting so old you can't see the food in your plate without bifocals, put them on to shorten a mane, please.
Shortening manes by touch only doesn't work, it looks like mice have been nibbling on them.
To round out your comments, NEVER have tiger balm on your hands and then realize the need to go to the bathroom - especially if you are of the male persuasion.
Did you know that a tens machine set high enough can make people speak in tongues and have involuntary reflexes?