Injured my back. (1 Viewer)

fimbulvetr

Newbie
Joined
Nov 17, 2018
Messages
32
Current Location
Yakima, WA
So, I have been living in my van for a while, was living and working in Portland and developed a back injure from being on my feet and repeatative motion(I can no longer deny that I am over 30). I made a stupid decision to house up at a friends house across the country to try to recover. So I drove first to colorado, where I spent a few days and then to Pennsylvania, where my friend lives. That situation went south quickly, but my back is still in pretty serious pain and I can't do most types of work I've relied on in the past and I am having a hard time getting into anything different. I don't really know what else to do at this point and could really use some advice. I can't stand for more than about 10 minutes at a time, certainly can't do any heavy lifting, bending, etc. I am pretty good with computers, but I am not finding any work with them and I've been spending hours applying to things. Has anybody else here been through this sort of thing? What do you do when you can't rely on the strength of your body? I need help.
 
Click here to buy one of our amazing custom bandanas!
OP
fimbulvetr

fimbulvetr

Newbie
Joined
Nov 17, 2018
Messages
32
Current Location
Yakima, WA
Have you considered selling drugs?
Yeah, but I rule it out based on my tolerance to risk, which isn't high, my lack of a social network wherein exists demand for anything that would be profitable and the fact that I don't know anybody from which I could acquire product at scale. I'm not a particularly out going person, which is partially why I'm drawn to programming work.
 

Faceplant

Mmmm . . . Taste the Ballast!
StP Supporter
Joined
Nov 29, 2018
Messages
307
Current Location
Boulder Creek Ca
Yeah, but I rule it out based on my tolerance to risk, which isn't high, my lack of a social network wherein exists demand for anything that would be profitable and the fact that I don't know anybody from which I could acquire product at scale. I'm not a particularly out going person, which is partially why I'm drawn to programming work.
I’m joking . . .
 

BirdDaddy

Born Wild
StP Supporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2017
Messages
384
Age
29
Current Location
McCall, Idaho
I'm sorry man, I can offer no experience or even help, but I do sympathize for you bro. That's a shitty situation and I do wish you the best and hope you can recover and at least get to a good walking condition. Keep shooting those e resumes with computer and tech stuff, eventually someone will bite man.
 

Jackthereaper

Wayfarer
Joined
Oct 5, 2018
Messages
265
Current Location
Earth
Is it joint, muscle, or fascia pain you are experiencing? You obviously know your own body, but ive found as i age i need to stretch more. Yin yoga has really helped. Plenty of youtuve videos about the poses, super low stress stretches for 3-10 minutes per. Otherwise have you considered having your back looked at by a professional? Medicade can be easy to get in some statws.
 
OP
fimbulvetr

fimbulvetr

Newbie
Joined
Nov 17, 2018
Messages
32
Current Location
Yakima, WA
Is it joint, muscle, or fascia pain you are experiencing? You obviously know your own body, but ive found as i age i need to stretch more. Yin yoga has really helped. Plenty of youtuve videos about the poses, super low stress stretches for 3-10 minutes per. Otherwise have you considered having your back looked at by a professional? Medicade can be easy to get in some statws.
I'm on medicaid now, but they want me to go to physical therapy for a few weeks before trying anything else and I went once and was immobile for a few days afterward, so it's kind of a bunch of bullshit. I've found some stretches to be helpful, as well as rolling my back on tennis balls, but it's a complicated pain unlike what I've experienced with my back just going out when I was younger. This starts in my feet and I was told its probably plantars fasiatis in my feet, and then it starts hurting in my knees and then it gets to my lower back right on the spine. I think it is a combination of joint and muscle pains at this point stemming ultimately from some pretty bad inflammation both in my feet and back. There is one more piece of the puzzle, when I got to Pennsylvania, I went up to Vermont for a bit and got bit by a tick while mushroom hunting. So they put me on antibiotics and the die-off(herxheimer reaction), cause the inflammation in my back to get intensely worse. I was laid up in bed for a few weeks. Now I can stand for about 10 minutes before my back starts hurting. This has been going on so long that I am wondering if it will ever get better. I am thinking about going to the ER to try to get an x-ray or mri or something like that, but I am afraid of coming out with a ton of hospital bills I can't pay, which has happened with Medicaid before, luckily the hospital was willing to work with me that time, but it's a big fear for me.
 
OP
fimbulvetr

fimbulvetr

Newbie
Joined
Nov 17, 2018
Messages
32
Current Location
Yakima, WA
I'm sorry man, I can offer no experience or even help, but I do sympathize for you bro. That's a shitty situation and I do wish you the best and hope you can recover and at least get to a good walking condition. Keep shooting those e resumes with computer and tech stuff, eventually someone will bite man.
Thanks, I hope so too. I gotta get back to work ASAP.
 

IVth

Pilgrim
Joined
Mar 25, 2018
Messages
54
Current Location
suburbs
I'm in a similar boat! Found a 33 dollar flight to denver but then I threw out my back for the first time! Currently staying at a workaway, I think you may have to pay to make an account? Wound up here through a friend someone from brazil is coming to take this room on the 6th but she said I can come back on the 20th.

I applied to a writing job with this. Apparently im a shit writer and didnt get hired but there are other jobs you can work like customer service and basic computer skill things.

rev.com
I did the transcribing training which was incredibly easy, made 5 dollars in like an hour which is horrible but it's something. Once you get through the training though every one is competing for the high quality audio jobs they put up. It's like impossible to understand the audio in most of the jobs you wind up with.

I'm sorry that you're going through it, I hope it get's easier for you.
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$35.00
Goal
$100.00

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $35.00 of $50.00
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $35.00 of $75.00
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $35.00 of $100.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $35.00 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.

Latest Status Updates

croc wrote on bowldog's profile.
Love ur profile pic. She looks so sultry peeking thru the trees
dumpsternavel wrote on Rhubarb Dwyer's profile.
So clevar
The only good part about the ER is the BE that comes before-hand! :p
forgot how fast people'll throw the first blow in the street
got complacent having only sparred with friends recently.
was socked in the head,
only managed to block the second blow or so
before being knocked to the ground

(to be fair, knocking us off our feet isn't hard when we require a cane or smth to support ourselves most days)
Currently in Louisiana , I'm off the road. Had Hep C an liver cancer. Don't ever forget to be free from the man you have to leave it all behind, each an every time.
Still....in Jax if any kids about
Stuck on paper in idaho, missing the woods and my DK fam
I've made some layout adjustments to featured content threads. They should look much prettier on mobile devices, although I'm still working on how the main featured page displays on those devices...
Due to a software bug, I've had to disable the ability for users to delete their accounts until a fix is released (hopefully no more than a few days).
You ever look back and kind of wonder even if you wanted to try to fix things... How you even begin to apologise for Fucking up someone's life??

Members online