Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Could be worse

I am doing absolutely nothing at work today. It's really shameful that I'm getting paid to play on the internet. Fortunately it's not always like this. That'd get boring after a while. There are a couple of things I'm putting off, but otherwise I've just been super organized and gotten ahead.
I know this is boring, but that's my day so far. BORING. I've already surfed all the Oscar stories online. Every movie star has been adequately judged - thank you.

My back is also acting up again. It's been over a year and a half since I first started having pains. For the most part, especially since I've moved to a different desk, I've been back to normal. Once in a while though it'll flare up. I don't know if it's my bed, my desk or what, but it sucks. It scared me because they say that once you have a major back issue, you'll have to deal with it for the rest of your life. Great!
It could be worse though. Last night we watched "Miracle Workers" on ABC. It's a show about people with debilitating physical ailments. The Doctors on the show come in and perform various miracle surgeries that the people could never afford otherwise. The medical staff's interviews were a bit overdramatic, but otherwise it was a good show. I placed my bet at 15 minutes for Corey's first tear to fall, but since the stories weren't specifically about kids, he didn't' cry until the end.

They followed two stories. The first was about a woman with horrible back pain. She had already had five surgeries, but nothing worked. The cartilage between her spinal disks had disinegrated. Her spine was just bone crushing bone. Thank God, my back isn't that serious. I can't even imagine. She had to be in a wheelchair just to get around and would likely eventually be paralyzed. In the end, the new technology they used cushioned her spine and took away her pain and she was able to lead a normal, healthy life.
I actually first teared up at 16 minutes. It was because of the second story about a man who had been blind for 22 years, since he was 11. He had never seen his wife or three children. His sister offered to be the live donor of eye tissue stem cells. She risked her own eye sight so that her brother could see. - TEAR- When they were able to restore his sight, it was amazing to watch him light up as he saw his daughters dimples for the first time or his sons blue eyes. - TEAR - He was like a little kid, lighting up when he saw the ocean and all the amazing new things he was able to see. -TEAR- It was really sweet. Anything involving kids and family and it's gonna make you cry. We're sucked into the series now, so Monday nights will be rough in our house. If you call, expect a sniffling voice to answer the phone.

1 comment:

jared said...

I could comment on the back problem, but i won't.