Hello amazing followers. It is Sunday morning in Pennsylvania USA and it has been another rough and wasted weekend. I ended up helping cover a store on Friday that resulted in about six hours driving. My back was not happy about that so I have spent the weekend nursing it.
Unfortunately, this is nothing new. Because of my feet problems, which work into the legs and then the back after long amounts of time standing, I spend most weekends recovering enough to go back on Monday. As most of my older followers know, this just get more and more fun each year.
The harder part for me is the affect it has on my personality. I become a positively grumpy gorilla. It is an admixture of the pain, frustration at getting nothing done at home, and realization of my mortality. I get very resentful of work for demanding so much of me, leaving nothing for me personally. While I know it is not totally fair but when you live with intense chronic pain, it is hard not to want to blame something. Also, there really is some blame there.
So that is partially why the gorilla is so grumpy today and most weekends. Please don’t be afraid to interact with him, because he is fairly harmless for to most part and could use a little attention.