Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shake A Leg

Four years ago, I was helping my parents move a TV into their house.  It was a 32-inch tube TV, so it was very heavy.  But I think I'm cooler than I really am, so I didn't ask anyone to help me.  I just grabbed it and started walking towards the door.  And as I took a step over the threshold, I felt a sharp pain in my back followed by a sharp pain in my right leg.  I made it through the door and to the living room, but it felt like someone had stabbed me in the side of my leg.

The weird part was that my back stopped hurting almost immediately.  But the spot on my leg that started hurting turned numb within a few minutes.  And the feeling never came back.  So now, four years later, there's still a small part of my right leg that has no feeling.

Okay, I know what you're thinking.  And yes, I can lift a 32-inch TV by myself.  I am quite the stud.  But that's not important.  Because my leg is weird now.  See, I have these carpenter's jeans that I wear (because I'm awesome) and there's a cell phone pocket right over that spot. (It's probably not officially a cell phone pocket, but it's the perfect size to be one.) So when it's on vibrate, I don't really feel it.  Which means I miss a lot of phone calls.  And when I don't have my phone on me, I'll sometimes imagine feeling a vibration there.  So I grab for a phone that's not there.  Weird, right?

So I've learned my lesson.  Don't buy tube TVs.  They're too heavy and your son will hurt himself moving it for you.  Only buy flat-panels.  They're much lighter.  (And buy an extra one for your son who still comes over to help you move stuff.)

1 comment:

mike said...

I think you should go to the chiropractor. The numbness would be taken care of.