Friday, November 13, 2009

I Coughed So Hard, I Broke My Back

This morning, I was going through my usual cold weather coughing jag (it's an extremely pleasant and attractive sound), only this one had an extra kick because of my leftover cold. So it was especially emphatic.

It got so bad I thought I might actually yarf, when all of a sudden, I felt a sharp pain in my back, just like when I occasionally mess up my back doing squats, only it was worse. It was so unexpected, I fell over and hit the floor. Literally.

I get knocked down, but I get up again, and I made it through the entire day (with minimal whining on Twitter), and now I'm flat on my back with my knees up, popping whatever NSAIDs I can mix with alcohol, and catching up on reading, TV and writing. (I'd have watched the second episode of V, the better to form an opinion of it, except it's not on the ABC site yet.)

I'm still going to go to barcampdc tomorrow, though. Hopefully it won't slow me down too much.

1 comment:

Daniel Poehlman said...

Sorry to hear about the back. My girlfriend just tossed hers out with a mad fit of coughing; however, the worst cough-related damage I'd ever head of was from a friend several years ago who dislocated two ribs with a nasty, flu-fueled hack.

Anyway, as for V, I want to like it. I really, really do. At this point though, the big, red needle is kind of wobbling toward the "Not-so-much" end of the interest spectrum. But, I'm still giving it a chance since it's really got a heap of potential.

Aside from that, I recommend a trip to the nearest torture museum (or old-school Catholic church) to beg for a little rack time. It might just do the trick.

Good luck.