by Curt_Anderson on October 30, 2021 1:45 pm
Speaking of backs, one year ago on this date I was in the hospital with a broken back (fractured 4th lumbar). Yesterday I ran more than six miles of mountain trail with (younger) friends. So back injuries and back pain isn't necessarily a permanent condition.
A couple of years ago my wife and I went on a 1000 mile road trip of three national parks. Our car is a 2005 Subaru Forester with 110k miles on it. It was under 100K on our trip. We invested in a couple of gel car seat pads. My wife is more prone to back pain than I am. Neither of us had any back issues on the trip. Typically, we both would have been sore after a 300 mile drive (that's how far we are from Portland). So the gel seat pads seemed to have helped.
by Donna on October 31, 2021 10:03 am
Thanks for your suggestion. I'm glad that your back continues to do well. My back didn't hurt after arriving in Tuscon - only returning. Could have been due to carrying a small piece of luggage, but I carried the same piece when we checked in, so I dunno. Surprisingly it feels much better today. My back problem is hard to figure out.