March 19, 2009

We interrupt this blog for a commercial

[I wrote this on November 6th, slated it for November 8th and promptly forgot all about it. I was just cleaning up some stuff and stumbled across it.]
On Election Day [well, technically, the following morning] I got to bed at 8:00. That afternoon, when I woke up, my back was in excruciating pain. [Maybe a result of hunching over the TV, biting my thumbs? Just a wild guess.]

Several months earlier I had ordered a Teeter Hangup. The model I bought wasn’t the one they profile on all their ads. It had seemed kind of scary to hang totally upside down. So, I bought one that allows me to hang from my hips.
Anyhow, rather than take a pain pill the day after Election Day, I went in and hung my back out for about 3 minutes. And the pain was gone!
So, if you have back pain and don’t want to destroy your liver with medications, you can do a whale of a lot worse than investing in a Hangup. jfwiw.
[ok, Teeter, I assume the check is in the mail???]


an average patriot said...

Does not look to comfortable as I get older. I had every thing as I had a full gym in the cellar but no more. Thank god my back is fine. Good luck getting your money back!

two crows said...

hi Jim--
why would I want my money back? I was joking in the post about the check. it had to do with advertising the hangup on my blog. :)

I really _had_ been concerned for both my liver and stomach [I had alternated taking aspirin and ibuprofen several times per day].

it isn't uncomfortable. you get on and hang upside down for 2 or 3 minutes and the pain is gone and doesn't come back.

if you don't have back pain and don't need a contraption like this or have to take pain killers, I envy you.

an average patriot said...

Oh I thought you put money on something else first. I am glad it works for you that is all that matters. I am pretty lucky no pain at least yet!