Last Sunday I was up and taking pictures, drinking coffee, and getting ready for my Football Double Header....today, I'm up drinking my first cup, and wondering how the heck I'm gonna do a double header with my back completely out of wack...sad part is, I don't even know how it came on.
I officiated Thursday afternoon, no problems, had a slight back ache on Friday....and all of a sudden it has turned into a full blown softball size pain in my lower middle back...we are talking walking straight up, no bending no running, not much of anything....I feel bad for my officiating partner Dale from Coldwater(you only use 2 refs during regular season in Rec Football)...he's going to have to do the majority of work, too late to get a fill-in...will take a couple of IBs and hope for the best...the drive to Greenville will not be fun the next 3 days, starting tomorrow, either, unless this loosens up.
It' been many a year(1993) since I had major back problems following my 2nd major motorcycle wreck in 1987. I had about 6 years of serious issues, without surgery I made it back to normal, with only an occasional problem these past 14 years....this is the third time since March I have some back issues, both went away in a few days...hopefully this one will as well, will try to rest it after the games today, with no other football scheduled until next Thursday, the 11th.
Folks that have never had serious back issues, do not realize how debilitating they can be...and not much you can do for them, except rest...and that is not in the cards for a few more weeks for me.
My Friend Monk is being laid to rest in Alabama today....God be with you buddy.