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The Adventures of FastMikie
in search of Truth and Beauty in the art of pocket billiards.




Friday, December 28, 2012

What a pain in the neck!


I got a pain in the neck, full time, and it comes on real bad, it seems, after I shoot a little bit of pool. This has been going on for a couple of years, maybe 4 years.  About 2 years ago I had an MRI of my entire spine, and one of the notes in the 4-page printout was "broad disc bulge with bilateral foraminal stenosis" on five of the vertebra in my neck.

That's medical-speak for it's not likely to get better and shooting pool is gonna irritate things.  So I haven't been shooting much pool, and now on the last two occasions of hitting only a few balls, the pain in my neck has been severe for days at a time, and recovers only after extensive icing and Advil and rest.  I'm beginning to think that having a pool table here at the Fun House is a health hazard.

My trusty cue lays unused.  So tempting to pick it up,  so easy to just move a few balls around the table for a while, to feel the speed of the table, the action off the cushions, to feel for the stroke and the cue tip and the cue ball, to take the long way around for position... because I can!  So much fun.

I wanna play, but I know it's gonna hurt real bad.

I read that last line and it reminds me of a few ex-girlfriends.
I love you baby, but I gotta go.

And so it seems with pool.

FastMikie has left the game.



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