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bigalerickson
08-03-2002, 09:02 PM
I tried to pick up my cue today, and as per my now almost daily routine, my back almost gave out as I address the ball. I know it doesn't help my back, but everytime I walk by, I just want to bang a few around. The meditative challenge of this wonderful game, which my physiscal capabilities continue to allude (sp?) me.

Pray for me, as so much more than my pool game suffers these days. I hope to spend some more time reading and posting, despite not having much new to talk about.

your friend,

Alex

Kato
08-03-2002, 09:05 PM
Alex, I to am having some of the same problems though I can practice for approximately 30 minutes before putting the cue down. It's funny isn't it? We used to play for 6, 8, 10, 12 hours and think nothing of it, not even our next meal. Now, we dream of those days.

My thoughts are with you bro.

Kato

PQQLK9
08-03-2002, 09:06 PM
Hang in there Big Al I'm rootin fer ya...

Chris Cass
08-03-2002, 10:16 PM
Hi Al,

I hope your feeling better. I will say a prayer for you and those suffering from back and other pain, stopping them from playing the sport they love.

Don't stop posting and one can get just as much enjoyment from watching those, who play the game with such finesse. I'm trying to do just that with my eyes going sour. I think just being involved with something you love can be rewarding too.

Regards,

C.C.

Rod
08-04-2002, 03:15 AM
Best wishes to you Al. I had back surgery so I know where you are comming from. Be patient back problems can take a long time to heal. If you must play use your bridge arm as a support when you bend over. By all means follow your doctors advice on an exercise program, and good luck.

Rich R.
08-04-2002, 07:27 AM
I have some back problems too, Alex. Get to a GOOD orthopedic specialist ASAP. He may be able to do a lot for you. After I visited one for my back, I have been able to keep my problems under control, so far, through physical therapy and daily exercises. I'm sure surgery is in my future, and it may be in yours, but that is not the end of the world either. Look at all the back surgeries that Jeanette Lee has had.
In the meantime, jump in hear and post whenever you get the urge.
Rich R.