OLDS SHOULDN'T BOUNCE ON CONCRETE
19 February 2002
I laughed it off when Steve talked of my padding. I congratulated myself on being able to
get up with minimal exertion (if maximum embarrassment). I was relieved that all body
parts seemed to be functioning and that there wasn't much pain as I flew across the
country and wandered around various airports.
Then I came home and went to sleep.
All those muscles that had continued to work with minimal complaint after the assault on
their integrity got together and held a muscle convention while I was sleeping and decided
to teach me a lesson for treating them so roughly.
It only hurts when I move.
Well, technically speaking it only hurts when I move my right side. Neck, arm, lower back,
leg. The toes seem to be OK. Getting into and out of the car hurts so much I'm almost
tempted to walk, if it weren't so bloody cold.
I didn't go to the club this morning. And I'm having serious reservations about tomorrow,
but I don't want to get out of the habit, so I'll go and skip the machines that I know
will exacerbate the pain right now. I can still do the treadmill (probably at a lower
speed and lower incline), but the hated UBE machine is definitely out for a few days (this
does not break my heart). The bad thing is that probably the leg press (my favorite) is
also out. and I probably won't do the recumbant bike either at least until tomorrow.
In other news, no I didn't find the $2,000. But I balanced my checkbook against their bank
statement and there simply ain't no $2,000 error. So tomorrow I'm hauling all the books
down to the bank again and going over things with the Veep who helped me last time and see
if we can't get it all to balance again. I pray they find that they have made an error,
but I have no confidence!
However, I guess I'm doing an OK job. Dr. G has introduced me to several people with the
comment, "Finally, we have an office manager."
When he realized yesterday was my birthday, he had a gorgeous bouquet sent to me along
with a card that says "it's a pleasure working with you." I've now had the job
longer than my predecessor and there doesn't seem to be any friction or unhappiness.
Now if only I could find the missing $2,000.