Okay, to take all the drama out of it - it's really not all that bad, but a week and-a-half ago, while helping my daughter move I fell and fractured five ribs. Yup! Five! Now I gotta tell ya - for the first 48 to 72 hours after the accident - I was in excruciating pain. Ten or eleven days later, I still have some pain, but the most painful thing of all is just sitting here. Cautious about how I move, stand, sit, cough and even laugh. From my rented lifting recliner:
(and yes, it really is that ugly) which has become my bed/recovery room, I can see out the living room window onto the porch that I wanted to have finished before it got too hot, and the temporary wallpapering setup that mocks me day and night.
In the grand scheme of things, this is pretty minor. A few weeks of recovery and I should be back on the path. I guess I just need to remember this the next time I start griping about things and how quickly my ability (limited as that may be) can be taken away!
Health and safety to all!