photo: wikipediaThis was supposed to be a cheerful, picture-filled, back-from-vacation post. You know, craploads of castles and palaces and cobble-stoned streets, and the usual questionable food choices and tortured metaphors about health and fitness.
Unfortunately, while the trip was a blast, along the way my back took a turn for the worse. And then, once I got back, decided that one turn wasn't enough and took dizzying series of further turns for the far, far worse. I tried to get up to make coffee this morning and had to abort, and ended up crawling back to bed, moaning in a most melodramatic and unbecoming way.
I have no idea what the fuck is going on and why it's not getting better. I've been trying so hard to be careful!
A bulging or herniated disc seems pretty likely, but it has gone from there being certain moves I can't make comfortably, to there being no way to move at all without powerful drugs, some of which we happen to have in the form of expired prescriptions not originally written on my behalf. Tsk tsk, I know, that's illegal!
But take my advice: you know how they tell you always to be a good citizen and throw out your old prescriptions if you don't finish them? DON'T!!! Someday you may be really, really glad you didn't.
Anyway, I have a doctors appointment tomorrow where I hope to secure some fresh shiny perfectly legitimate drugs. And hopefully get to a point where I can start physical therapy again.
Of course there's no reason on earth why I can't suffer and blog at the same time, right? Especially since the very theme of the blog is complaining about health-related matters. But I'm a wimp and just don't seem to have it in me. Side effects of the drugs seem to include nausea, 3-hour long naps, and writers block.
However, when you least expect it, I'll be back! Thank you all so much for your patience!