Well, hmmm. It’s been almost three weeks and I’m still dealing with this back issue. I’d call it more of an ache than a pain that comes and goes, reminding me of its presence whenever I’m walking or rising from a sitting position. The two doctors I’ve been to suspect it’s a muscular problem but it feels more like a bone issue to me, localized on the back of my right hip. Also, I can’t imagine what I could have done to trigger it since I was actually taking some time off from my weight training when the issue first cropped up. So what could have caused it? The only instant that comes to mind – and, to be honest, I don’t recall if it happened BEFORE or AFTER my back started hurting – was the searing pain I experienced in the exact spot the moment I attempted to drag Jelly’s dog bed into the kitchen – using only my right foot. Could that have been it?
Anyway, I went to see a massage therapist last week. I suspect that her former gig was as a lead interrogator at Abu Ghraib. Curiously, she didn’t address the problem area directly. Instead, she poked and prodded and kneaded and, at one point, even applied the Vulcan nerve pinch to the bordering regions. “You’re quite sensitive,”she noted as I squirmed under her attempt to reach inside me and pull out my spleen. “Well, yes,”I said. “I’m an artist after all.”
So, that was days ago and I still don’t feel any better. In fact, I feel a little worse. Not my lower back, mind you. That’s no more or less problematic than it was. I refer to my bruised hips. I’m scheduled to go back again on Thursday morning when, no doubt, I’ll probably give up all my secret contacts and the location of the safe house.
I figure I’ll give it a couple of more days and then go to the hospital for a third opinion. And x-ray.
Hey, Das. You asked for Akemi’s chickpea salad recipe. Well, here it is:
Check out all Akemi’s other recipes here: Peasnatch Akemi
And keeping you updated on the exploits of the friends of this blog:
MIPCOM: Don Carmody Television Hires ‘Stargate’s Carl Binder for ‘Echoes’ Pilot (Exclusive) (Carl Binder, Mark Savela, and Ken Kabatoff start development on a new SF project)
http://www.sfwa.org/2013/10/event-michael-burstein-imagines-technical-communication-2073/ (Michael A. Burstein imagines technical communications in 2073)
Jennifer Finnigan To Star In FX Pilot ‘Tyrant’ (Jennifer Finnigan lands the female lead in FX’s Tyrant)
Diana Theatrical Trailer – Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews – HD (2013) (Cas Anvar’s new movie, Diana, opens November 1st)