Most of you have looked at this crib that I just posted over the weekend. This thing was heavy as all get out. I was telling my wife about this monster, and telling her that I was having some leg pains during the heavy construction of it. Be the ever so cautious wife she reminds me not to move this thing around myself. I being the bigger of the two stubborn ones do not heed this advice, and what a problem this has turned out to be. I landed in the ER last night due to this over whelming pain in my hip, back, and numbness in my foot. This familiar question kept coming up “What did you move or lift?” My answer is nothing and my thinking to this was that it had to be something that I lifted yesterday. Wrong it all started as this monster crib got heavier and heavier. So the diagnosis isn’t too bad but the time out of the shop is huge. What happened was all of this awkward lifting over the last week put a strain on my left lumbar in my back, then the strain got so aggravated that the muscle pinched my sciatic nerve. Women who have had children know this oh too well. So I am out of the shop for at least two weeks with physical therapy and restrictions. So the moral of my story don’t be that guy that thinks he is superman and can lift buildings at awkward positions and be ok. Get help and remember to lift with the legs NOT THE BACK!
Lost time in the shop for me is a lot of lost money, also I still can not move my leg quite right and my foot is constantly numb. My doctor says that it should go away and I hope that he is right. So to all you jocks learn from this story I am a real person that runs a real shop and now as I sit hear I can’t help but to think of the deadlines that I will now miss. I thought I had it licked with the economy but this injury might actually do more than the economy could do to my business.
-- Something that goes unnoticed will never be remembered.