The human body is so not perfect, especially not mine. It all started with my first knee surgery back in ‘97. Everything went to hell after that. Maybe I’m getting old. Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m just a klutz. Probably all of the above.

Had surgery on my left hand yesterday. Now it’s encased in a giant white cocoon, which makes typing just a tad bit challenging, especially considering that I’m on two Vicodin and a little loopy. Staying ahead of the pain as they say. Do I sound loopy? I feel great.

If you live in the bay area and need orthopedic surgery, SOAR is the best hands down. As Dr. Brody said, “It’s guys like you who keep us in business.” He wasn’t kidding.

I’m trying out Apple’s default OSX dictation. Actually it’s not bad. If any of you have any experience using dictation software I’d love to hear it, considering I’m going to be this way for a while and, well, I’m trying to write a freakin’ book, which is coming along nicely, thank you very much.

Back to the human body not being perfect, the one thing it’s missing is a pain on-off switch. Pain is just your body’s way of telling you to stop doing whatever you’re doing. There are times when you need to know that and times when you don’t.

Unfortunately, when the human body evolved, we weren’t very bright and had no modern medicine. Today we’re forever trying to eliminate pain, swelling and inflammation–all our body’s way of telling us to stop doing what we already know we shouldn’t have done in the first place. Sort of ironic when you think about it.

Well, that’s my Vicodin infused wisdom of the day. Cheers everyone.

  • SamHanson

    Get well, Steven! 🙂

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    Sorry to hear you are laid up. Been there, done that. I was able to dump the pain meds 4 days after major surgery for bulk Vitamin C. I just kept the limb relatively still and kept my mind active and popped orange gummies like candy.