I am not one to run off to doctors and am even less likely to go to a Chiropractor but tomorrow I am taking my hard earned money to go and visit one.
This wasn’t really the plan I had for my first paycheck after getting back to work driving bus after having the summer off. I had much better things in mind for that money but it seems my back and lame leg are taking precedent.
What is it about seats on vehicles? I have driven maybe 20 different buses in the last two years and always travel with my little assortment of cushions to make the drive more comfortable.
Bus seats are not easy to adjust and often require the assistance of a mechanic. When I was doing supply work I had my cushion options to allow for the tall guy or the short lady I was supplying for because making changes to the seat was a difficult task and I didn’t want them to have to come back to work and change it all again.
This bus is mine for the duration of the year so I am going to have to find some more permanent solution. It is a small bus and unlike it’s bigger brothers it does not have a seat meant for sitting. The big buses have lovely padded seats with lumbar support but the smaller ones are not made for the same sort of use. Perhaps it was a budget issue.
Whatever the reason for the very uncomfortable seat it seems I am going to have to take the bull by the horns and find a solution. My other option is giving up walking because my leg hurts so badly. Not an option at all. Workers compensation may get a call. We’ll see.
Tomorrow I will have to fork out my $83 begrudgingly and try to help this practitioner understand that I need solutions to problem not just fixes to my back. I can’t afford to spend my paycheck’s on chiropractic treatments. I hope she might have some ideas about how to change my sitting position so I can survive this.
A quick thanks to all of you who were concerned about me last night. I was in absolute agony and took something non traditional for pain. Mistake. It’s affect on me was not enjoyable at all except that I couldn’t feel any pain in my leg for several hours. Thanks to my sweet partner for getting me through the rough patch by catering to my needs for a while.