Magazine Subscriptions and a sore back

I went to Chatelaine’s website (a Canadian magazine filled with recipes and other such things) to change my mailing address and decided to poke around their subscriber services. I found an option that allowed me to request my subscription be sent scent-free, which I instantly requested. So happy that they offer that.

The right side of my back is achey. I went in to the doctor today and he looked at it, prescribing me an anti-inflammatory that I can’t afford right now. I’ve just been taking advil. The insurance guy seemed to think that ICBC will decide to say the accident was 50/50, which means we’ll have to pay the deductible. Bleh. We also took the car in to get looked at by the auto-body people, who think it shouldn’t be too difficult to repair it, and told us that the horrible squealing noise probably just means the belt has been shifted a bit and is out of alignment. Hopefully that doesn’t mean another 400$ parts&labour extravaganza like last month. It sounds somewhat promising, anyhow.

It is now nearly mid-January, and it has been raining for something like 27 days. At this very second the rain is pounding on my windows so hard it’s freaking the cats out.


  • spadoink

    January 13, 2006 at 7:01 am

    somehow i missed the first post about this. but got the one in between.
    damn shame about the carness, glad you’re safe.

    i’d say buck up little camper but i really have no idea what that means and in fact the thought of some older middle aged guy saying it to little campers kind of creeps me out.

    oh yeah. j concurs. with the first, not the second, although maybe i’ll ask her….

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      January 13, 2006 at 7:10 am

      Last night my boss managed to really make me feel better about the whole accident thing when I was chatting with him on Yahoo Instant Messenger. Everything anyone else said to me just annoyed the crap out of me. He sent me a few pictures of his car when he had an accident a few years ago, and told me the story of it, and for some reason that made it easier to deal with. Far easier than having people tell me vaguaries and ‘don’t worry it’ll be okay’s and ‘these things happen’ and all that.

      I’m emotionally better now, anyhow. I’ll probably be fine in a few days.

      Thanks to you & J 🙂

      • spadoink

        January 13, 2006 at 4:18 pm

        cool. that’s good.
        if i knew that car accident horror stories would have done it…

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          January 13, 2006 at 4:21 pm

          They must include pictures and years of mental rehab to really be effective…

  • uniqueunorque

    January 15, 2006 at 8:40 am

    I’m not sure how ICBC works in conjunction with your health care, but I if you can get some sessions with a good massage therapist, I’d highly recommend it. It’s really the only thing that helped me with my strained shoulder. Mine was one of those where the doc looked at me and didn’t really find anything he could do much about, but I was still in pain. Seems pretty typical of car accidents. Then there is all the post accident stress that is, in many ways, worse than the accident itself, making all your already strained and tender muscles knotted and tense. It sounds like maybe the last few days have been a bit better. Dayle’s account of the new place makes it seem pretty nice too, and that perhaps things are moving back to some kind of normal.