It's been a while. I hope you had a nice New Year. I heard 2016 didn't get off to a good
start for you. Keiko told me you fell asleep at the kotatsu and screwed up your back.
That's got to be a drag. I've had back trouble for years and I know the feeling. I'm sure
you've received all kinds of advice from people, but let me tell you what I know. I've
tried hot pads, cold pads, and stretching exercises to varying degrees of success. However,
the thing that works best for me is a hot bath every night before bed, NO MATTER WHAT!
You may feel too tired some days, but make sure you still have a bath. It keeps your muscles
loose and helps you get a good night's sleep. Whenever I skip my bath, or have it in the
morning instead, the pain comes back. Just try it for a week or two and I bet you'll feel
Take care and try to stay warm.
※ get off 出発する
※ screw up 〜 back 背中をひねって痛める
※ drag 面倒なこと・うんざりすること
※ to varying degrees of success 様々な成功の度合いで