I’m heading out to the spine center at Dartmouth this morning to see about getting this defective spine removed and replaced with a titanium model that will increase my running and jumping powers tenfold. (We have the gold-plated Cigna plan, the one for greedy plutocrats. It was a paperwork accident, but I think I’ll keep it. The helicopter service to the private suite at the hospital is nice, I have to say.)
Back pain is now merely at nuisance level, but since Saturday, I’ve had a whole new set of defects that have never manifested themselves before: numbness in my right leg, and a pain in my calf that feels like a permanent cramp. Not pleasant at all, I must say. While I can get around somewhat, I can’t do much else, because all my mind can focus on is ZOMG TEH PAIN MAKE IT STOP GODDAMMIT.
We’ll see what the day brings. If I get that new cyborg spine, I’ll report back with my new numbers for the hundred-yard dash and the triple jump.