|As I type this, my shoulders are red and feel as if they're on fire. |
It only started to feel hot today.
Well, I'm still on medical leave and only need to go back to work on Friday. The doctor and physiotherapist suggested that I go swimming to alleviate the pressure on the nerve being compressed by my ruined back.
So off I went on Monday, the first day I felt good enough to do so.
Thing is, the swimming does help a lot. But daytime swimming means sunlight and me being slowly barbequed.
I like the pool to myself so I went to the swimming pool at the Civil Service Club. On Monday, it was good. No one was at the pool and I could just float around and do nothing for an hour and a half. Until someone turned up and started to swim earnestly. I had to stop floating around lest I become an obstacle to him. After a while, I went off.
Yesterday, I went again and I had the pool to myself most of the time until this guy came and proceeded to slather a pile of suntanning oil on himself and bake himself. Okay, I thought... I still have the pool to myself. After half an hour, the idiot decided to jump in the pool.
I wanted to tell him that it is bad form to not shower off that oil first before jumping into the pool probably creating an oilslick around him.
Oh well, I went off and decided to sit in the little pool with water jets to massage my lower back.
Today, the pool was had about 5 people swimming in earnest. So I just swam a bit and mostly just hung around. Then two weirdos appeared and slathered a pile of suntanning oil on themselves and started to bake themselves. I thought: oh no! not again!
True to form, after an hour of baking themselves, they jumped in.
We DO NOT need oilslicks in the pool!
Why I called them weirdos was this: How can you stay pasty white even after baking yourself under the sun for an hour! They did!! What kind of suntanning oil is that? If it's a sunblock which blocks out everything, what is the point of sitting on a deckchair for an hour baking yourself?
My back is feeling better. I don't know if it's the floating around in the pool that is making it feel better or I'm just healing. Either way, I'm going again tomorrow.
I don't really like swimming but I'll do it to get well.
There... my rantings of the day.