14 October 2008


I’ve been in pain for 12 days; gut wrenching, motion freezing, mind-boggling pain. It's ebbed and flowed off me and over me.
While moving some furniture from the upstairs to the downstairs I managed to twist and extend so I strained muscle in my lumbar region. It was as a charge of paralyzing electricity focused and spreading in my lumbar muscles. The result was the mere eke-ability to move at all. I was stranded mid-stairs. I sunk to sit and the voltage throbbed up; overwhelming motion-freezing pain. I was frozen, crying out. Alone, somehow I moved to bed only to recall I had to get up to ice my spasmodic muscles. 
I've been to two physicians, doing what physicians do, diagnosing and prescribing. The specialist prescribed a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, motrix. I'm skeptical. He said, “Call me if you have diarrhea.” Oh. Last I took a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, naproxen, my stomach was on fire. And, I might as well’ve ingested fast-set concrete. Was naproxen old-school? I'm skeptical, unconvinced about motrix’s insinuated features and benefits.
Anyway, I am moving again. I’ve not exercised in a long time. I used to exercise all the time. I think my body is giving me a signal: “A body at rest tends to stay at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion”. I'm going to move.

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