[Tripping On…] Journalistic Pain Reporting

I have just enough energy to write about how I’m feeling before I need to go back to sleep. I think what’s happening is that my spine is compressed in such a way where it’s pinching the nerves now in my lower back. It was my upper back. I’ve learned all the stretches I could to fix that. Now my lower back is acting up in much the same way. I’m feeling the same headaches.

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[Tripping On…] Axiom Repair Drones

My headaches returned with such vengeance that I had to leave work after lunch because I was in such pain. It’s like if each sentence here was punctuated by five minutes of shuttering in pain. All my physical therapy stretches were failing me. I was feeling everything I’ve written about, from the head pangs, to intense pain behind my right eye, all at once. After getting home, I zoned out as my body repaired itself…

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[Tripping On…] Sorting Through Feelings

My neck feels awful. Everything feels terrible and I hate it. Everything I’ve been taught over the past few months is not helping. Only escaping into other things, like writing this essay, are helping me out. Otherwise, I can’t concentrate. I can’t form complete sentences or even spell correctly. This is how a mindbender headache feels. I will probably have to deal with these throughout the rest of my life. There’s no cure, only mitigation.

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[Rowing Machine] 2020: Week 22 {210.0} “Rowing Back Motivation”

It’s tough to get the motivation to do much of anything when my back, shoulders, neck, and therefore head all hurt to such a degree that I lose any creativity or ability to think with any nuance or mulit-task-icity… There’s not much I can do without drastic changes to everything, so I’ve just stopped rowing for a few days, and have done what I’ve could to rest my back. It’s been helpful but only somewhat.

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[Sober Living] Feelings Can Lie

When I randomly feel like escaping into media, I should ask myself questions. What am I feeling? Can I put some words into why I’m feeling that way? Can I step back from the situation at all to assess what’s all going on? Maybe videogames act as a buffering so I have to slow down, like waiting for load screens, to let my mind figure out why I’m not feeling good – enough to procrastinate randomly…

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[Sober Living] Focus Outside Reality

I wasn’t productive today; externally. I spent most of the day indulging in media to the point where I didn’t feel like doing much more than what was absolutely required of me. Normally, that would seem like excuses, but reality’s been too rough – sometimes – lately. Thinking of the totality of our new world is rough. No matter how we cope, we still have to consider how different life is, and yet, it hasn’t changed significantly.

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[Tripping On…] Spine Curved Leftward

I woke up with a bad headache, but not a mindbender. Just a day-ruiner with enough potency where even after I had done all the stretches I learned in the  Tripping On [The American Healthcare System] series, I couldn’t fix it. I laid down on my foam roller with my neck at the top and my tailbone at the bottom, and surprisingly, found my left shoulder had jettisoned out of alignment by probably one inch…

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