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Unwell, Stuck Indoors, Watching Films - Not Happy :(

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Poor me. For the past week or so I've been laid up with a bad back. Lots of pain slightly mollified by lots of pills.

I'm usually outdoors everyday. It's an unusual day if I don't cycle at least 15 miles.

Basically, I'm going a bit mad. Compounded by being pretty hacked off - the whole point of me becoming unemployed was to spend my life doing interesting stuff in the garden, on boats, or riding a bike. Not lying on my back wondering whether to watch shareprices (it seems to be Black Everyday for my portfolio) or Netflix!

And talking of films, they're not helping. For starters, Netflix/Amazon Prime don't really offer much of a catalogue. And, secondly, I have a taste for science-fiction - most of which seems to be rather depressingly dystopian. Currently watching something called Advantageous which is believably downbeat.

So guys, what tips for an invalid? Stop watching films? Stop watching shareprices!?

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I've just had 8 weeks laid up with a broken fibula, its playstaion and television im afraid.

Tis boring as hell, i have started to go swimming now i have got out of my leg cast. I read somewhere that swimming backstoke is sometimes recomended for people with bad backs,

Disclaimer:

You can look it up but consult your GP before undertaking any physical excersise.

By the way mid afternoon tesco home shopping deliverys can be had for a little as £1 delivery charge.

They deliver booze & fags too as well as cream cakes etc

Party for one? lol

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Do you have any hobbies or interests that involve something non-passive that don't require getting out? I'm guessing but feeling like you're actually doing something rather than just killing time will probably help a great deal. For me I'd poke around at some model railway bits.

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Hobby, get on youtube and start researching, as mentioned something you can do indoors without too much effort / specialist tools to start of with.

Leatherwork, electronics / software - arduino/raspberry pi. anything really.

Some great online learning sites too. pick up another skill.

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I studied bodybuilding cutting diets on the forums and got my food delivered then cooked up some fantastic small meals, ate them every 3 hrs throughout the day.

Lost 1.5stone over 40 days hardly got off the sofa.

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have a w@nk!

As an indication of the degree of pain I'm in; it hurts too much for that! :(

Besides, Mrs JTB might be a little disappointed if I spill my dwindling virility upon the ground.

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And talking of films, they're not helping. For starters, Netflix/Amazon Prime don't really offer much of a catalogue. And, secondly, I have a taste for science-fiction - most of which seems to be rather depressingly dystopian. Currently watching something called Advantageous which is believably downbeat.

Try "F is for Family" on Netflix, animated 70s themed comedy series written by and starring first rate comedian Bill Burr.

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I don't know what you've done to your back. Have you got a diagnosis or just a visit to the GP?

I've had back issues all my life that have flared up a handful of times. When I say back issues, it's neck, ribs that feel misplaced or pressure on, getting bad necks, super stiff trapezius muscles, forward rotated shoulder on my left side and basically feeling completely not horizontal across the shoulders. I've visited various chiropractors, naprapaths or what the heck you want to call them. It came to a head maybe 6 weeks ago when I couldn't walk properly and most definitely couldn't bend my back at all in any direction apart from backwards.

The solution? Visit a physio. Pronto. Find a good one. And find one that does dry needling (basically acupuncture). When I visited the physio he suggested it in the first session and I thought "this is a lot of bollix" but due to the pain I was willing to try anything. Turns out my right leg is 1 centimetre shorter which I kind of new anyway, but i never twigged this is what caused all the other problems. So this 1cm shorter right leg causes 1. super stiff muscles next to the spine (especially the left one) 2. forward rotated shoulder and a really irritated sciattica nerve.

So, go to a physio and ask for some trigger point and needle work and body mechanical analysis. I am now a physio junkie, the pain during the sessions is getting quite addictive. 9 sessions later and I'm probably half getting there.

Oh, and pilates is a real help, and a killer at the same time.

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If you pay 2 bucks a month you can sign up to https://www.unblock-us.com/- free trial for a week - it allows you to change your Netflix location to the US or Canada. Both of which - Canada in particular - has a far better range of film than Netflix UK.

There was something on the news this week about Netflix having something up their sleeve to stop the country switching trick.

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There was something on the news this week about Netflix having something up their sleeve to stop the country switching trick.

Odd. Netflix has basically turned a blind eye to it - almost encouraged it - for a long time.

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Hobby, get on youtube and start researching, as mentioned something you can do indoors without too much effort / specialist tools to start of with.

Leatherwork, electronics / software - arduino/raspberry pi. anything really.

Some great online learning sites too. pick up another skill.

That's a good idea. All my hobbies have lapsed over the years. As an 80s boy, I used to love programming - ZX81, Spectrum, etc - and learned proper programming[1] at university. To the 13 year old boy of the past, the computer power of today and the internet is SF come to life.

Do know what I'd like to learn? Sewing. Or, as I'm a bloke - let's call it "fabric engineering". When I was at school, the afternoons were spent doing non-academics. But boys did stuff with lathes, forges, and hammers while the girls did cooking and sewing - so while I learned how to braze and make wrought iron, I never learned how to patch a coat (or cook anything). Over the years I've got fed up with clothing and equipment (bike panniers, tents, etc) that's just not quite what I want and I've always felt I could do better.

[1] Actually, not true. I knew more than the lecturer. But I did learn proper languages rather than BASIC and assembly programmed using POKE!

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kodi, all kinds of stuff on there including a bit of pron. Go for the black box version as it's simple to setup.

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That's a good idea. All my hobbies have lapsed over the years. As an 80s boy, I used to love programming - ZX81, Spectrum, etc - and learned proper programming[1] at university. To the 13 year old boy of the past, the computer power of today and the internet is SF come to life.

Do know what I'd like to learn? Sewing. Or, as I'm a bloke - let's call it "fabric engineering". When I was at school, the afternoons were spent doing non-academics. But boys did stuff with lathes, forges, and hammers while the girls did cooking and sewing - so while I learned how to braze and make wrought iron, I never learned how to patch a coat (or cook anything). Over the years I've got fed up with clothing and equipment (bike panniers, tents, etc) that's just not quite what I want and I've always felt I could do better.

[1] Actually, not true. I knew more than the lecturer. But I did learn proper languages rather than BASIC and assembly programmed using POKE!

Got drenched on the bike this morning, When I got back I was thinking I could do with some leg cover gizo and also a seat cover (one that packs away into the seat post or under the seat itself in a holder/bag. I bought a sewing machine form the car boot last year, just haven't set it up yet! All of a tenner for a rock solid cast iron one, don;t know if it needs a service though.

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Any bed problems.....I mean problems with your bed,,,,I mean...you know...

I`ve got a latex (rubber!) mattress .

It works for me, haven't have had a back problem for more than 10 years.

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