I know, I've disappeared again, and I may be on and off for a few more weeks.
There's a couple reasons for this, one I don't mind talking about, the other... better kept offline ;) Let's just say I thought 2011 & 2012 started badly, each with 2+ near-death scares, including my 8-month pregnant sis-in-law and her unborn child.... the beginning of 2013 has been a roller-coaster adventure of an entirely different kind, but equally exhausting, both emotionally and mentally.
As for the reason I will talk about, I already mentioned in December that I'm getting decompression treatments on my back/neck to fix some old soccer injuries. As the scar tissue is breaking up, the underlying muscles around my spine are very weak, since the scar tissue had locked everything in place.
Currently, 3 of my ribs keep popping out of alignment and grating against my vertebrae. I had them popped back into place this morning, and by the time I drove home (10 min max), I could barely slide out of my truck because the pain was so bad that I couldn't draw in a proper breath.
This is going to keep happening until the muscles are stronger, and the best preventative measure is for me to not sit at all. I'm only supposed to stand, or lay flat on my back. Which, as you can imagine, makes being on the computer more than a little troublesome.
Anyways, please cut me some slack if I'm a little slower replying to emails, or am otherwise out of touch.