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Showing posts from April 26, 2017

Mojo Interruptus

Sad, sad news. My back is out again. For most people this is not the end of the world. Sure it hurts, and it's damned inconvenient, but they are usually up and about again after a week or two. For me, it is catastrophic. This makes the fifth "episode" I've had since this whole trouble began 12 years ago. With sickening regularity these debilitating collapses of my back happen every four-five years, right around this time. Why? I have no idea. There are so many mysteries surrounding my condition that I don't even bother trying to answer that one.

It is always a very bitter pill to swallow when this happens. It is no small thing - when my back seizes up it doesn't let go for months, or even years. It completely changes my life in an instant. I become totally handicapped. Crippled in a horrible flash of pain - totally immobilized, and in great pain (the worst I've ever felt, including child birth) with the slightest movement. :(  It happens out of the blue,…