Highway to Pain

If you’re keeping score at home (and I know you are) the doctors have determined that I have a pinched nerve due to a bulging disk in my neck.  I have been prescribed steroids that should reduce the swelling in the disk and vicodin for the pain.  In a few days I should be fine, if not it’s going to br MRI time.  Keep your fingers crossed.  In the meantime, can anyone tell me how I managed to get a bulging disk in my neck?  As I explained to the doctor, in the last few weeks I have engaged in nothing more strenuous than and one brief episode of rocking out to AC/DC in the car when I thought no one was looking.  This is the worst AC/DC related injury since Bon Scott rocked himself dead.

Speaking of AC/DC, they were one of the first bands I ever loved.  When I was 7 my mother bought me a copy of “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”.  Then on Friday mornings in the summer my father would pick me up in his van and we’d listen to Dirty Deeds all the way to the bar.  While I’ve outgrown most of the things I loved at age 7, (Pop Rocks, The Banana Splits show, Pac Man) I still love that ass kicking rock.



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20 responses to “Highway to Pain

  1. How is it even possible to outgrow Pac Man?

  2. It’s not, he’s a goddamned liar.

  3. betheboy

    I have not outgrown it, I just no longer have Pac Man fever, I lost the record or was inoculated against it.

  4. I’m surprised you outgrew The Banana Splits Show. I still like watching little blonde girls in purple skirts and black go-go boots beat up men in big, furry costumes.

    I shouldn’t have said that.

  5. you’re broken, again?!

    the slackmistress ought to take you back for a refund or a complimentary (and complementary) houseboy.

  6. One banana, two banana, three banana, four.
    Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more.
    Over hill and highway the banana buggies go
    Comin’ on to bring you The Banana Splits Show.

  7. Kermit: I didn’t get the extended warranty. :(

  8. pacolongisland

    All you have to remember is that unlike other things you knew from that time, AC/DC will always give you the same thing with every album they put out. Straight ahead pure rock and roll. Coincidentally I was listening to them before reading this post. By the way thanks for the recommendations on the Tom Waits.

  9. Lisa Potato

    I’ve got Pac Man Fever. Would be happy to make you a copy!

    “I’ve got a pocket full of quarters and I’m headed to the arcade… I got a callous on my finger and my shoulder’s hurting too…”

    Maybe you have a secret Pac Man injury.

  10. vintagecaveman

    Well…Sucks to be you.
    I’m not much on kind words. I’m sorry.

  11. It sucks to get older, eh?

  12. I gonna lie and say that I hate to do this, but you know it’s not true.

    I told you so!

    But I am glad that you went and had it checked out.

  13. TheOtherWill

    Do you tend to hunch over the computer when you use it?
    If I don’t keep really good posture my back and neck kill me after 30 mins on it.

  14. Alrighty. Gotta be honest: during my very first glance, I misread “bulging disk” as “bulging DICK.” I was also wondering how you might manage to get a bulging dick in your neck.

    I hope you feel better soon :(

  15. jer

    No one out grows the Banana Splits. By the way, who is in to do a remake of “Danger Island”?

    just be happy something is bulging and play through the pain.

  16. I think your injury may be due to an obscence amount of awesome. Look between you and your better half, you are looking at a Union Carbide accident in Bhopal, India levels of awesome here. Levels high enough to kill most mortals at 50 paces.

  17. Nicotine valium vicodin marijuana ecstasy and alcohol…

    (not a prescription, just have that song stuck in my head now)

  18. Bulging discs suck. I’ve had to deal with it multiple times. Barring any kind of sudden impact, they usually come about due to posture. A good physical therapist could probably figure out what you’re doing wrong and give you tips on how to fix it.

  19. Ted

    I thought the song was “Dirty Deeds Done With Sheep.”

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