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In accordance with the powers that be over at The Daily Post, this is another timed writing piece for Writing 101. I’ve fallen so far behind that I can’t remember what day this assignment raised its ugly challenging head but I do believe it was Day 3? Previously, I was given 20 minutes, this time around, it’s 15. So here we go.

shutterstock_201120542I have this awful pain in my right shoulder. My surgeon says my rotator cuff is severely inflamed but not torn. And promptly gave me a steroid shot. Damn that hurt. Now, it hurts even more than pre-jab but he did pre-empt that would happen. I had an injection in my right knee as well. That’s a tad more dramatic because I’m now wearing a stiff brace which extends along almost the entire length of my leg PLUS I’m scheduled to have surgery next Thursday so yeah. I’m wondering how I’ll be able to totter around the first few days (if all goes well) in crutches. How I’ll make it up the stairs if I need something. Although I have the faintest suspicion my man will not permit that. Plus I’m supposed to be fairly comatose from the anesthesia the first 48 to 72 hours.

Having registered for both Blogging 101 as well as Writing 101, I’m feeling really overwhelmed. I have an editorial calendar for my blog which I try very hard to follow but I’m falling behind and that sucks. Despite all that, I am not at all regretting participating in both projects because I am rediscovering my love for writing. I am rediscovering the fact that I can still write. That I can still be inspired to write. And to write fairly decently. Granted it’s tough to tackle several of the assignments especially because I so much prefer non fiction. Fiction scares me a little but I’ll give it a try. I can’t guarantee I’ll post any of my initial attempts but hey, you never know.

I’m down to the last 8 minutes and my brain is frantically trying to think of something else to write. Maybe I can talk about the discovery of the BASH (Bourne-Again SHell) vulnerability which was detected 2 days ago. Did I mention that in the “real” world, I manage the branding for an internet security company? Translated, I take care of all matters pertaining to communications with our clients, the media and the analysts. I’m not much of a techie but after 2.5 years, I’ve learned to enjoy what I do. The world of security, internet security specifically, is such an eye-opener. I doubt I’d be any sort of a professional but at least I have an idea of what’s trending not just in the blogosphere but also in the security universe.

Another 5 minutes to go. How do people do this? I’m thinking my arm is about to fall right off. It hurts. Like hell would hurt if I’d been to hell, and back. Ha. See what I did there?

I tried convincing my surgeon, earlier this morning, that I could remove the brace and get on the treadmill for the next few days leading up to the procedure. Since it was already banged up, I couldn’t inflict any more pain or hurt my knee any further right? Of course, I’m right but he didn’t see it that way, naturally. So with the knee in its chastity belt and the right shoulder too tender to raise higher than 6″, I wonder what I’ll be doing in the gym. Abs? Maybe just the left knee and just the left arm, and then I’ll look like an alternative version of Popeye, or Scrappy Doo in that Scooby Doo island movie. I am so brain dead.

What are you planning to do this weekend? I was thinking I’d take Eve to a movie on Sunday but now I can’t since the motion of going up and down the stairs is heavily frowned upon by Dr S, party pooper. I told him he was a party pooper. He found that highly amusing. Sigh. And thank the lord it’s 15 minutes. Now. Right now. Like now. Oh c’mon laptop clock. Now? Now? Seriously? Maybe if I pause for a few seconds, it’ll help things along. Thank you god. Now. Done. Fin.

p/s image was added at minute 17 so it doesn’t count


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