I've mentioned before that I'm a picker. If there is a bump or something on me then it must be removed immediately.
This habit also extends to Sweety (if he'll let me get close enough to him).
One nice thing about his pinched nerves is that his left arm and that side of his back are numb now. After he gets a couple of pain pills in him, he's very lovey-dovey and will let me do whatever I want. The other day that was cornering him in the bathroom and carefully examining his left side to see if he had anything unsavory on him (on the numb side) that could be tweezed away.
It's too bad that he's hurting but I guess every cloud has a silver lining.