The good news: I've made some great yardage progress in the last few days.
The bad news: This has been achieved because my back hurts and knitting is one of the few things I can do while laying on ice packs.
The good news: I think I've figured out why my back muscles keep getting inflamed and swelling.
The bad news: I found this out the hard way.
The good news: Once my back feels better, I think the hip/back progress will be steady and this whole mess will soon be a thing of the past
The bad news: That doesn't help me right now
The good news: I have an amazing store of pain pills that DO help me right now
The bad news: The pills also make me tired, dizzy, and slightly nauseous
The good news: I have a simple sock project I can do while tired, dizzy, and nauseous.
The bad news: The sock involves size 1 needles, which make very slow progress.
The good news: I'm just a sock leg away from crossing the 19,000 mark!
The bad news: I might fall asleep before then
The good news: The ice pack I'm laying on will probably keep me awake to knit at least until it warms up
The bad news: It's winter and I'm laying on an ice pack. I may never be warm again
The good news is: This would make it a great time to knit wool socks
The bad news is: The current socks aren't made of wool
The good news: All of this is temporary, and thanks to the drugs, I may not remember any of it.............