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News Archive for May 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

I'm Drugged

Written by Kodi Wolf at 4:11 PM

Just wanted to explain why nothing new has been posted to the site in the past month. I hurt my back. I'm not sure how, but sitting at the computer definitely aggravates it, so my doctor has basically ordered me to stay off the computer and lay down and use ice packs (actually, he always advocates that, but this time I've decided to actually listen to him because it hurts enough that I can't ignore it this time). Whatever I did has aggravated several of my trigger points in my neck, my low back, and under my right shoulder blade, which have all knotted up and cause pain whenever I try to use my right arm (like on the mouse or typing right now) or just sitting up for more than a few minutes. I'm on pain killers and muscle relaxants, which help, but both of those end up making me sleep a lot and when I am awake, I'm pretty much a zombie.

I have no idea how much longer this is going to go on, but I'm trying to rest so it will hopefully heal soon. So instead of writing or working on the site, I'm using my awake time to watch documentaries streamed through Netflix and jotting down notes every now and then. I've found a lot of really interesting stuff, so my brain is getting a little bit of a workout, though I tend to doze off, so I end up watching the same documentary three or four times before finally getting to the end. I've also found a lot of crap, so sometimes I sit through an hour and a half and don't even take a single note. I'm still trying to figure out why so many documentaries take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half to put across a few facts or ideas that probably could've been stated in less than 5 minutes and with more clarity if they had been.

On the upside, I'm also catching up on a bunch of TV shows I've been wanting to watch that have been in my Netflix queue for what seems like forever (La Femme Nikita, Supernatural, Medium, Dollhouse, Bionic Woman (the original version), Commander in Chief, Battlestar Galactica (the new version), Heroes). Normally, I don't spend a lot of time watching TV. I prefer to be a little more interactive with my entertainment, hence my preference for computer games (which now that I think about it, probably didn't help my back much either). Plus, my wife and I cut our cable down to the basics a while back (just broadcast stations and the state news station in case of a local emergency) in order to save money, so neither of us has watched regular TV in quite a long time, just movies on DVD from Netflix every few days. But I've actually quite enjoyed watching those shows, letting them take my mind off the pain and knowing if I fall asleep, I can just start them over (either on DVD or streaming). So my forced convalescence hasn't been all bad. Technology is good. :)

But hopefully, my back will calm down soon and I can get off the drugs and get back to work on the site and my stories. For now though, I really need to go lay down again. I just wanted to let everyone know what was going on. Take care.