So I finally return home from business travel after two weeks of missing my family in a really big way. Next morning, being jetlagged and all, I wake up at 3am. With nothing better to do and being caught up on my email, I decide to eat breakfast and go to the gym. So I'm getting ready to go and start putting on my socks. Then - pow!
My lower spine feels like its bent at a ninety degree angle at one vertebrae. I fall to the ground in excruciating pain with my head spinning. After a few moments to recover, I realize my legs won't work and I'm in deep dodo. So I crawl upstairs with my arms and call out for Hirono to wake up and help me. By this time my legs now function a bit; but, there is no way I can move them without making the horrible pain in my back even worse.
Turns out I tore a ligament along my spine. After 24 hours of immobility I can now roll over and even prop myself up with my upper body. So I'm bed ridden for a couple of days and in too much pain to do anything mentally challenging.
This sucks. And I'm totally bored.
My biggest fear is that I won't heal quickly enough to hold the girls when they're born.
--e (not stoned; but, a little weirded-out on pain and vicodin.)
(Update: edited for grammatical errors.)