Tuesday, May 18, 2010


That day halfway through soaping my hair in the bathroom, my showerhead dropped off.

With a sickening thud, it hit the floor, as I looked at it in confusion.

I didn't quite fancy going out in the buff to play the part of a damsel in distress, so I held up the pipe connecting to the showerhead, and continued my bath. Felt a bit like a dog taking its bath wtf.

And that's not the only thing that is falling apart in my life! My health is also deteriorating. -_-
My sitting bone (at the risk of sounding crass, it's the bone at the tip of your butt crack) has been hurting for a few weeks already. The pain was unbearable at times, for example when I sneeze. The 5-hour long bus journeys back home was also hell due to the pain. I was quite worried it has something to do with the spine, especially after I heard horror stories of my colleague who woke up one day and suddenly found that she couldn't move her body-- it was some sort of nerve infection. And when I exclaimed shock at the trauma that she must have gone through, my senior just waved it away with a "Bah, it's very normal with auditors'.


Anyway, during my 1 week break back home, I managed to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. The entire consultation took 10 minutes max, and involved no surgical appliances, X-ray devices or any form of removal of my apparel (I didn't quite fancy showing the doctor my bum). Instead, he asked me a few questions, and deduced that it's due to my long hours at work (the pain only started after my crazy kamikaze work-till-5am week). He also gave me a brochure featuring the correct positions to sit, stand and to lift heavy objects. Heh.

The moral of the story? Sit right, stand right, and take care of your spine!

Random outfit (what I wore in my singing video, haha):

Country rose print slip: Cotton On
Boyfriend blazer: Topshop
Layered necklace with floral pendant: Diva
Shoes: Zhuhai
Bag: Kate Spade


Sarah said...

omg I thought I was the only one who has that kinda pain in the bone. It feels very painful from the impact of sitting down..But it was a few months ago and I don't feel it anymore now..It freaked me out k I thought there was something wrong with my spine T__T

p/s: cute bag!

xiang yun said...

I love your bag. Seems like you and your sister Ting have one each? Hahaha at your shower story, shower also need to be so macho meh hehehe!
When I was younger, I fell from the stairs and my ass bone hurt like crazy for months. Even laughing hurts x.x

mustardqueen said...

my bag was suppose to be in its dust bag!!! WHY IS IT OUT PLAYING ROARRRRR very furious >=(

Anonymous said...

the the doc reoommend to remedy to relief the pain? i'm facing the same prob as you...:(

revel in me said...

sarah: YAA the worst thing is that it hurts when we sit eh! And sleep too, if it's at the wrong angle. :( Phew, how long did it take for the pain to go off? Mine is still lingering, though the pain is not as sharp as before!

xiang yun: Haha, nope, it's hers! I am a macho girl, what to do. *flex muscles* :P And ya the first question the doctor asked was whether I fell down, but the thing is, I didn't! The pain just popped out one day. :(

mustardqueen: Well, it wasn't in a dust bag when I found it!

anonymous: He just told me the pain will slowly go off!! And advised me to be cautious about my back (while sitting, leaning etc.)

svaaC said...

T___T love ure bag. have been finding a bag like yours! saw it online >< but its way too costy for me =( sobs