Jumble Spoiler – 06/21/21

Why go to an orthopedic doctor for back pain? | Orthopedics Associates

Visual Description:  Sick . . . and Tired of Waiting For You!


Clue/Question:  The brace that the doctor prescribed to ease his spinal pressure was – – –

Causes of Low Back Pain | Lumbar Disc | UPMC HealthBeat


(Ooh, I hate when that happens!  I’ve been in this guy’s shoes before, many times.  I first injured my back when I was only 18.  And, I had to have a lumbar laminectomy to correct a herniated and torn disk, when I was 19.  Ever since then I’ve had recurring bouts of back pain, and even worse sciatica!  That pesky slipped disk keeps reminding me just how human I am.  After the last bout of PT it has slipped back into place, and I’ve been mainly pain free.  Knock on wood!

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, however we have seen “vecto” before.  The only one to slow me down was “medyar”.  I was kind of looking for it to be a three syllable word.  But I didn’t have to skip it or anything.  The answer letter layout was an elaborate eleven letter jumble.  It obscured the final answer very well.

Fine doctor’s office – reception area – cartoon.  The poor suffering guy, holding his back, and the message on computer screen made for a pretty quick solve.  Hopefully, he won’t be waiting “Day After Day”, because I’m certain that he is so “Tired of Waiting . . .For You”!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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13 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/21/21”

  1. 1 Anonymous June 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about ur back issues UR. Was that from a sports injury or from a car accident? (U have my empathy–i have some old sports injuries that, twenty years later I’m re-experiencing all over again).


  2. 2 unclerave June 21, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Nothing that dramatic, Jamie. It started by bending over while kneeling on top of a scaffold. A young lady was bringing me up a paint brush, and she was scared of heights. I tried to reach down to her, so she wouldn’t have to go as far up, and I felt something pop! (I should have gotten on my stomach!) I just thought I’d pulled a muscle, or something. Then, a few weeks later I was helping a friend move, and I was the low-man in bringing up his washing machine. I guess the combination of those two things are what did the damage. All in all, my back issues are going on 45 years! I thought I might need surgery again, about three years ago, but the PT seemed to do the trick. I feel like I’m always on borrowed time though.

    These kind of things usually find a way of revisiting us as we age! — YUR

  3. 3 Colltales June 21, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    The very pain I’m enduring right now. I’ve got four herniated discs and would never attempt surgery. Puzzling, there was never an accident, physical trauma, or mishap I could blame for this, which became my first chronic pain. For years, my chiropractor was my best friend. In the months after he’d retired, of course, I had one of the worst crises. Then acupuncture was a great solution. My first time. That’s what I’ve just booked a session of, right now, through Groupon. Once a doctor told me that if I were fat, I wouldn’t be able to walk. I was cocky then about the backhanded compliment but now, I’m not so sure. Hope we all feel better.

  4. 4 hal odom jr June 21, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Ouch, UR! Glad you’ve been careful (and lucky) ever since. Best wishes, Hal

  5. 5 unclerave June 21, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Sorry for your painful woes, Wes! Weight can be a huge contributor to back pain . . . and every other below the gut joint, probably! Glad to hear you’ve had success with acupuncture. Hopefully, it helps again. But if it doesn’t, you should look into those cryo treatments. You’ve no doubt seen them advertised on Groupon. I’ve been tempted. Good luck! — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave June 21, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    I think luck has been a big part of it, hal. That, and dropping some lb.s. I really should be doing some of my PT exercises though. — YUR

  7. 7 Aston Nairne June 21, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Me also

  8. 8 lwc June 21, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Gee Unc !

    My sympathies for your chronic back pain.
    I wasn’t aware that PT (physical training) was an effective remedy, but I’ll keep that in mind for the future.

  9. 9 unclerave June 22, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks for the sympathies, lwc. But PT stands for Physical Therapy. (Not Physical Training) — YUR

  10. 10 Anonymous June 22, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Once, when i scraped up my knee and came running into the house whining about it (probably a bit beyond the age i should have done such a thing), my mother finally, exasperatingly said, and I’m paraphrasing here, you don’t know what pain is until you’ve experienced child birth.

    Then a few years ago, she had elevated breaking two ribs (where “every breath is a new experience”) above giving birth on the pain scale.

    We all have our cross to bear. But most of us can infer back issues exist in an entirely different realm unto themselves. UR, Wes,Godspeed to both you gentlemen.


  11. 11 unclerave June 22, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    I remember back when I was 19, going through sciatica, my Mom’s – female – cousin said that her sciatica was worse than giving birth. And, she only had the one child! But all pain is different to different people. Regular back pain is one thing, but sciatica can be severely debilitating. — YUR

  12. 12 lwc June 22, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Unc wrote: “…sciatica was worse than giving birth.”


    Please be careful about comparing any man’s pain to child birth. That argument could be the one that gets you cancelled !

    I don’t want to see a good man go down like that.

  13. 13 unclerave June 23, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    See! This is why the whole “cancel culture” is so dangerous, lwc. People – many times intentionally – misconstrue people’s words. I clearly said that my Mom’s – female – cousin made this comparison. I guess this makes her my second cousin? Or, cousin once removed? Those things always confused me. But if people want to believe that it’s my comparison . . . let them shame away. — YUR

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