Today is the end of the first week of the year. It wasn't a full week but rather 6 days since January 1 was on a Tuesday but you get the picture. A lot has happened. I got in touch with some old customers, was contacted by future opportunities and for the first time in my life.. I threw out my back. I'm at the prime age of 26 and didn't think this was going to happen to me until I hit 50 or 60 years old. It happened around 4pm, January 3. I had a photoshoot planned the next day and sadly, I had to cancel.
At 4am, the morning after the incident, I had woken up with stomach pain and knew I had diarrhea. Damn buffalo wild wings.. I was in my onesie and since my mobility was fucked, I looked like a complete moron crying and trying to take it off so I could sit on the toilet.. naked. The pain of the diarrhea was killer, my back wasn't having it.. and my butt cheeks were cold. All I could think of is "damn.. I can't wait until all of this is over." After going back to sleep and waking up with more pain, I thought I was a goner. I was supposed to watch my cousin graduate and become a Sheriff but I was stuck in bed. I did get some medicine from my mom. It was Meloxicam. After googling it, it was nice to see it was non steroidal and it was even better to feel the pain subside. I did some stretching, walking and by dinner time, I was in Chinatown with my family and the new Sheriff, my cousin Kevin. I even rescheduled the photoshoot for the next day and things are looking up .Though this start of the year wasn't the best, it's something I will never forget and it made me never take my good health for granted. When everything seems to be going wrong, just remember that it too, will pass.