It came to a head last night: my first vivid nightmare in over 6 months. I shot awake with tears down my cheeks (I rarely cry). Luckily it wasn't a full blown terror.
CRASH--SPLASH--TING! You have GOT to be kidding me.
When you're in a lot of pain in one area, the focus tends to stay there. An odd side-effect of injections for pain is that your brain's now able to remind you that other areas are either bad, or worst, flat out busted.
I learned a crucial lesson about myself while this is going on: don't over book yourself, and stick to a simple routine. Only add a challenging aspect when you know in your gut you can deal with whatever outcome, and expect outcomes to have ripple effects a few days later.
It's easier to get through life with many thinking I'm an asshole/space case than saying a word barely anyone understands, then try to explain myself. Repeatedly.
Alright! I did it! I've been able to start walking down a path of a healthier lifestyle by including exercise into my life. ... Why can I lift my arms?