I have a “sprained or bulging disc” that has created a bone spur on my vertebrae that is pushing into a nerve in my lower back.

I haven’t had a good nights sleep in a week or two.

I’m following my doctors orders to rest, ice, and repeat.

Ice…ohhh baby….ice

ice

It’s a pretty constant pain, so it never really goes away, and I get headaches and other aches from it…so it’s just a barrel of no fun top to bottom.

medicinal

It’s going to get better, but it’s going to be another week or so before I can even get back in the pool.

On the bright side, I’ve caught up on plenty of movies and TV shows that I didn’t have time for over the summer. Wolf of Wall Street was insane!

I’m also making my current 5×6 bathroom into a 9×6 bathroom. Construction starts next Monday!

bathroom layout

Since my washer/dryer is downstairs, adding a laundry¬†chute is key. I realize now that it’s spelled wrong on my diagram. Shit.

I’m still about to get around and do things from time to time like have a nice New Year’s Eve dinner with some friends, emcee a fundraiser for a friend battling cancer, and sit at work for a few hours here and there. I’ll get back to 100% hopefully sooner than later, but right now i’m just taking it a day at a time. 2015 has started off weird, that’s for sure.

I did post a stand up shot to reddit the other day and it hit number one on that subreddit, which was pretty sweet. It was this one:

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I’ll check in with you guys soon, have a great first full week of 2015! Do something awesome!