25/8/12 Saturday. So far the day has been bad since levering out of bed at 4.30am to get into work.
On a scale of one to ten the pain and discomfort level is an eleven today. It has been a long time since I have been this crippled with pain and inability to move. Although mobility and pain has lessened in the last three and half hours, common sense dictates no golf this weekend unless there is major improvement.
At least I am not being paralysed in place now as I was on first rising today. A combination of a Deep Heat back patch and pain medication, combined with driving around for an hour and a half with a heated seat in a Smart car delivering newspapers has relieved some discomfort. Teed off yesterday and played two holes of the Friday chicken run before pulling out which was a smart decision. I had been restricted in mobility and taking it very cautious all day in reaction to the first inkling of pain in the morning.
Having already qualified for the club championships and at this stage sitting second there is no urgency to play on Sunday. It is the frustration at wanting to get out and have a crack at winning the Gallerie Trophy that will be curtailed at this stage which has me so irritated. It is also a Monthly Medal round on Sunday as well which would be nice to have a crack at. My current sensible plan is to not play Kingston SE today, still have to go for a drive there though as part of assisting with the Southern Ports Golf Week development.
Will go up and back returning to spend the day relaxing and hopefully recuperating at home. If I feel recovered in the afternoon a little fitness test with some putting and chipping will give me a benchmark on the improvement. Not expecting anything like this to happen at the minute though. Can barely lean forward on the chair to shift position so stiff and at least it is not as painful even since starting to write there has been improvement. Thankyou for your time and attention, “Hit ‘em straight all”