Sunday, 4 July 2010

Kill Me Now!

That old terrible thing started on Thursday around midday again, no it's not Keanu Reeves latest attempt at acting I'm talking about but instead it is something less wooden than that. What I'm referring to is my back or as I should say my back pain. On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being a boo boo and 10 being oh my Christ kill me now! It's at about an 8 and working it's way up to a 9. Every nerve ending in my body feels like they are on fire and I can't for the life of me get comfortable be it lying down or standing up resulting in me only having about three hours sleep in the last four days but it could be worse I guess.

So far so not good it's taken me two and a half hours to write the first paragraph as I've had to get up walk about, crash on my bed and try not to swear to loudly as I curse my back using every four letter word I know and I know a lot of them trust me. If a passer by heard me they would think I was killing someone in here. Let's try and take a deep breath and try to turn this into a more productive blog entry, OK here we go, on the message boards I seem to have been given a new nickname my second so far the first was Non after the Jack O'Halloran role in Superman 2 as I am supposed to look like the guy I'll let you decide on that one.

My new nickname appears to be chewie after the wookie in Star Wars after a brief message board conversation on a film site where I had declared that I hadn't liked the newest three Star Wars films as much as the originals but this was probably due to the fact that I saw the originals as a wee kid and thought characters like chewie and C3P0 were real and without child's eyes anymore the magic had gone for me. I also said that I though Hayden Christensen was to short to play the young Darth Vader because David Prowse was like 7 foot tall. I like to put these kind of comments on this particular site when I'm depressed as it cheers me up to see the Star Wars fanatics jump all over them to defend all George Lucas' decisions because in their eyes he is a God, I know I'm pretty childish doing this but it gives me something to do with my time and it is very, very funny I recommend any depressed person out there to try it just ignore the impending death threats you will receive on the site cause mostly they tell you they are going to strike you down with their light sabre or some crap like that.

The only problem is I've realised a lot of the same people visit all the other movie sites that I do and the nickname has followed me, they tell me I'm called chewie because I said on a message board that when I get my height measured by the doctors I'm six foot seven standing up but six foot nine lying down, it's to do with the fact my back problems stops me from standing up straight as it's to painful to do so. So now I've been brandished with the nickname chewie as I'm tall and have a hairy face I guess the nickname could be worse and at least it's not offensive or to offensive.

Well my back just went up to a 9 so this will have to get wrapped up soon, it's taken over three hours to type so far and I can't actually remember what I originally was going to post about but hey it has past some time, some painful time but some time none the less, anyhoo.

Thanking You
The Housebound Writer


  1. Do you post on IMDB? I have noticed Lucas fans being like that on those boards.

  2. hahaha you have got to give me the url of that film site where all the Star Wars numpty fanatics hang out! I'd love to try my hand at riling up a couple. Hey, I've had back pain before, but not as bad as you describe it. Hope it gets better, my friend. Keep blogging!

  3. I get back pains when I stay in the same position for two long. I wish I could blog using my mind so I don't have to type again.

  4. I remember watching Star Wars as a child and not really understanding that Luke and Leia were brother and sister! I guess given my age, I like the new versions better. I love that Ewan McGregor is Obi-Wan. He's always been one of my favorite characters. I really don't like Jar Jar Binks though. On another note, The Clone Wars series is also pretty entertaining.

  5. Ouch! I hope you start feeling better soon :).

  6. First off, no you do not look like Non. And don't ever wear that outfit. Secondly, I'm very sorry about your back. :-( I hope your pain gets better. I'm sending you magical cyber-pain-killing vibes, with owl of potter ingredients and all. I really hope you feel better soon. You're like my brother picking on SW loonies... er, fans. LOL Don't worry, I won't call you Chewie. Just yer wee tall one. XOXO feel better, buddy! HUGS!!!

  7. aw...let's sing wookie duets together. *makes chewbacca noises*

  8. Shouldn’t someone give you something for the pain? Its sounds so intense (though I’m glad to see its gone down in a later post). They will strike you with their light saber…..right, that does sound like a fun past time though

  9. "Superman II" was one of my favorite movies as a kid, and I would have never, ever remembered that guy was named "Nom." I remember cinema badass supremo Zod, and how great his henchwoman looked in tight-fitting leather... but not the name Nom.

    I can definitely see the resemblance.

  10. Have you tried TENS machine? It sends little electrical impulses to your brain and somehow reduces the back pain.

    Two years ago, I fell down the stairs, broke my knee and hurt my back very badly. As a recovered addict, I can't take morphine or any opiate based pain relief so they gave me a TENS machine. Didn't take all the pain away but did get it down from a 9 to a more endurable 6.

    PS I really like Chewbacca (spelling?) used to have a poster of him!

    Smiles and blessings