Friday, February 12, 2010
It all started Friday night, one week ago today in fact. I took a wrong step and the next thing you know my world changed - an epiphany if you will - an epiphany of pain. For me an epiphany is generally one of those moments when you reach a new level of comprehension, where you feel something a little more acutely than ever before, a fuller sense of a concept is achieved. That's exactly what I mean in this instance. What started as spinal pain spread to my inner thigh and then oh yes right to where it counts - or should I say to the left one that counts (but why be particular?). The crowning moment of the evening was a 20 minute 250 meter walk to my motor vehicle, that's kicking "10 meters a minute"'s butt! The morning found me in the emergency room, the weekend on drugs, Monday walking on campus feeling like Uno. To help the casual reader understand this think of your favorite "Dynamic Duo" - Batman and Robin, Robin Hood and Little John, Robin and anyone, etc. Then incapacitate Robin, Robin and oh yes Robin and you get the idea. To be an Uno is to have one less than a duo, that's how I felt on campus. Fortunately a visit to the urologist has allayed my fears - Robin will live - the duo lives on, I will have the capacity to procreate, and I feel like I'm beginning to understand pain. Moral: A Dynamic Duo can emerge from any Uno, even you.