Yay! Back in the saddle!
Okay, I had a couple of choices as to how to handle this, but I didn’t want to mess up my numbering by making a page without a comic, and I also didn’t want t erase everything everyone had written below… so I’m just adding this strip on top of everything else we already have. That does mean we’re putting off Dear Reverend DM for a week, but it also means that come Wednesday, we should be back on track. (It also means that the comic is going up 5 or 6 hours early, but that seems like an appropriate sin.)
BTW, Lena wanted me to tell you guys thanks for all the sweet words directed her way, and also for me to say that I’m a stupid dumbass for getting myself hurt in the first place.
Today marks my triumphant return to the drawing table. There is still pain, but it is so much better than it was it’s almost like having gotten a new back. Plus, I’ve discovered that a pair of pillows in a straight-backed chair will extend my ability to sit up by hours… which is just enough to make a new strip.
I want to thank all of you guys for waiting it out, and being there for me when I needed you. Your comments mean the world to me.
And we should all of us thank Lena, who has been incredibly kind and nursemaided me through this without complaint… with little complaint… with only an occasional complaint… without violence, and has ensured that I did not continue to injure myself further with any of the hundred or so stupid things I tried to do while I could barely walk.
Upside; I got a walking stick yesterday! In part because I thought I needed it, but mostly because I finally had an excuse to get one. I’ve always wanted a reason to carry a stick around everywhere I went… yay me! It’s kinda plain though. I’ll have to check Amazon and see if they have any sword canes…
So first thing is to do a sketch for T-ShirtBordello, and then I’ll be working on Monday’s comic. Thanks again for sticking around, and I’ll see everybody Monday!
Progress has been steady… after seeing the doctor and getting some medication, I have been able to walk without pain, though I still cannot sit in a regular chair to work for more than about 20 minutes or so without pain. Last night seriously blew though. I absolutely could not get comfortable and felt way friggin’ worse by the time I woke up. Now that I’m up and about I’m feeling much better about things… I might even try for some (extremely) light housework today. As long as my recovery keeps pace, I fully expect to have comics again next Monday. (Of some sort!)
Yesterday (Saturday) Lena and I were at Costco, and as I was putting the groceries into the trunk, I simultaneously leaned, lifted, twisted, and shoved… after which I did not actually pass out, but only just. I crawled to the car, and crab walked into the house once we got home. Ever since I have been unable to even sit up straight without a carefully arranged pile of pillows. Now, about 30 hours or so later, I think I can tell that it’s starting to get a little bit better. ( I can now get to the bathroom in just under five minutes instead of just over ten.)
In any case, I am totally unable to sit at a drawing table and am not certain how long it will take me to get back. My guess is that we’ll likely be off a week. I am VERY sorry, but probably less sorry than I feel for myself.
I’ll see you soon guys. Just as soon as I can.