My Posture Caused Numbness in My Arms and Hands

I told my grandmother that I would sand the old glossy paint on her closed-in porch and prime and paint it for her. The ceilings are a little over nine feet high. I used a sanding block attached to an extension pole and sanded for a couple of days. I stopped doing this kind of work for a living due to back problems and nerve damage. After sanding for a couple of days I had to go see my chiropractor in San Jose as my arms and hands would go numb. My upper back hurt really bad, but kind of eased up if I hunched forward. However, when I did that, I would get this feeling in my arms and hands like you get if you sleep on your arm all night. It would go instantly numb and start tingling bad. It was a numbness that actually hurt. Continue reading “My Posture Caused Numbness in My Arms and Hands”

I Have Been in the Sierras

I have been having a really good time, although I am ready to go back to work now. We spent about two weeks hiking in the mountains and doing all sorts of fun things. I do think that I am going to need to go see a Sacramento chiropractor now that I am back in the modern world. It is a long way from there to here, and in the mean time I have really wrecked my back so that I can not hardly get out of the bed in the morning. Of course it is not really from sleeping on the ground. We had a huge air mattress that we would put in the bottom of the tent and then we lay on top of it and our sleeping bags. It was too warm to need them to sleep inside, but we had a thin blanket that was about perfect. Continue reading “I Have Been in the Sierras”