10/13/14, Day 14,041 (Mercena Day 59): Back Monster, Day Two; or, Soft Launch of Flux Forward
Not to much to report from these past days. The back injury is not getting much better, even after a visit to the chiropractor. I’m heading back for a second visit today (a laborious and costly process of careful slow walking and green cabs), so hopefully we’ll make more progress.
This second day of back pain wasn’t unproductive; Chinaza and I were able to get all of Flux’s ducks in a row to soft launch FluxForward with our Friends of Flux (more on that soon). A production meeting and visit from Emily gave me some faces to say hello to before retreating to my pain cave. Truly, the hardest part of this is not being able to help with Mercena, who had some serious witching hour action once we fell of the schedule in the afternoon.
Heather has been amazing throughout all of this, which is no surprise but I am filled with even more gratitude for my amazing partner in life.
10/14/14, Day 14,042 (Mercena Day 60): Back Monster, Day Three; or Chiropracting
It was a comical, slow-motion journey, but I did make it to the chiropractor yesterday with Heather by my side, and Mercena in the care of an angel friend. As I wrote above, hopefully the second visit to the chiro today will make more of an impact. But in spite of the pain, I was able to be productive remotely, getting a bunch of TCG work done during the day, and more Flux work at night. I haven’t been able to write since the injury, but I’m hoping to change that today.
Daily pain is a part of so many people’s lives, and for however long, it’s now a part of mine. All right. What’s next?
Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…
Writing: 161 out of 210 days
Spanish: 134 out of 210 days
Music: 63 out of 116 days
What small things did I do the past two days to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”)
- Ate vegetarian food, and used cloth diapers for Mercena;
- Signed my solidarity with the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong;
- Signed a petition to make it more difficult for those who commit violence against women to purchase firearms;
- Signed a different petition in support of Komen breaking ties with Baker Hughes, this time to the fracking company itself.