I've spent the first days of this week sorting out my poor damaged back. Being tall, it is a constant problem and I'm working on the cause so I don't spend my old age crippled and broken. Firstly, I've adjusted the seat in the car so my knees are lower than my hips. For years I've driven around in cars with the driver's seat right back and the back reclined to a point where I'm heading towards horizontal. Few cars can accommodate my height and I've probably done myself a lot of damage being so far back from the steering wheel. Now I'm bolt upright and over the steering wheel and not hitting those corners at the speed I'm used to. That's the compromise. Then I've raised my sofas by taking off the bun feet and screwing 3x3 all around the bases and refitting the bun feet. Now my knees are in line with my hips. This is an improvement. I'm back on the powerful painkillers for the sciatic nerve. Without the painkillers I'm feeling like my shin has smashed into a piece of angle iron and I can't stand up without hanging onto the furniture. The nerve pain is all over the place. Sometimes down my femur, at other times in my calf and then in the shin. Strange! Within an hour of the painkillers being taken I'm climbing over the back fence and mowing the lawn. But, what I'm really after is some big sofas that are higher than the standard ones and I've had a desk made that is very tall. I've had all the x rays and tests and it's just that darn nerve that get's trapped. But I'm keen to beat it because I'm seeking all the causes and eliminating them one by one. It's mainly furniture. It's too darn small -like the cars. Those base units in kitchens are another hassle. Washing up is a right pain -literally. Why is everything right down there? Anyone know of any higher sofas than standard ones or do I have to shell out for more tailor-made furniture? I reckon I'm 6ft 4 in tall and it's cool for painting ceilings but not for finding furniture. Not that any of my activities are to blame. It's just when I sit down on any standard chairs.