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The good and the bad 
6th-Apr-2009 07:51 am
Me: brain MRI
[So I composed this last night and was just about to post it, and a slip of the thumb on the trackpad wiped most of it out. Retyping and posting now, but let’s pretend I posted this last night.]

First the good:

Had a fabulous day with plumtreeblossom, surrealestate', and some other folks. Met plumtreeblossom at The Burren for a yummy brunch, then browsed in a housewares store before meeting surrealestate and some other Firsties back at The Burren for a performance of All in the Timing, a collection of short plays that Theatre@First had done a few years ago. It was a lot of fun. When Theatre@First had done it, each one-act play had had a different cast, but this group did it with mostly the same actors on all six plays — and some of them were real feats of memorization. It was a lot of fun and a great performance.

Afterwards, plumtreeblossom and I went back to surrealestate’s for a game of Scrabble and a couple of games of Chez Geek, and had a great time. On our way back to plumtreeblossom’s she and I got really yummy Thai food at Tip Top Thai near surrealestate’s. And it’s so nice out that she and I just [Sunday night] had our regular nightcap and wonderful meandering conversation (and her goodnight cigarette) out on her balcony.

A very good day.

Now the bad:

On Friday night, I coughed. Just once, and not a very big cough. Barely clearing my throat. But it hurt my back really badly, and it still hurts (although it’s somewhat better now).

On Saturday evening, as I was finally getting around to the morning shower I hadn’t managed all day because my back hurt too much to stand for that long I reached for the bathroom doorknob. And felt a sharp pain in my wrist, along with a weird shifting sensation. The sharp pain went away pretty quickly, and I thought I was fine until I open the shower curtain and it was back again. And I still have it, whenever I do the wrong thing. Putting on my coat or buttoning or unbuttoning buttons is always the wrong thing. Taking my cell phone out of my pocket or steadying myself on a wall (did I mention that my back is still in a lot of pain?) is sometimes the wrong thing. Conveniently, typing is never the wrong thing, and I had no problem holding my cards in that hand at surrealestate’s.

And as we were getting ready to leave surrealestate’s last night, I bent over to tie my shoe, and hurt my back in a completely different place. Fortunately that only lasted about 20min and seems to have gone away completely by now, but still!

This is Not Okay. I’m going to take this body back for a refund.

(I have a vague notion that this joint stuff might be related to side effects from a new drug my doctor put me on — I’ve got some other, less worrisome side effects that I’m pretty sure are from it — and I’ll be talking to him as soon as possible.)
6th-Apr-2009 11:57 am (UTC)
I love your wonky body, sweetie. Here's hoping you and your doctor can fix it up so you're not feeling pain!
6th-Apr-2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
*worries about your back*
I hope you get someone to take a look at that.

Edited at 2009-04-06 12:45 pm (UTC)
6th-Apr-2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
6th-Apr-2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
7th-Apr-2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, no! I'm sorry you have back pain and hand pain at all, much less at the same time. I hope you'll feel lots better soon!
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