Five weeks ago, I was innocently getting up from my yoga mat at home when something went wrong with my back. Very wrong. I am always susceptible to lower back problems; usually it takes a few days of bedrest and ibuprofen to get functional again. But this back pain didn't go away so quickly. Instead, it morphed into something even more painful called sciatica. I never had experienced this level of 24/7 pain. It's distracting and exhausting. I wasn't able to sit up and use a computer, and my mind was useless for focusing on anything besides the pain.
So I've missed five weeks of writing and publishing Well-Tempered. Maybe I should have taken a page from the playbook of Jonathan Mann, aka Song-A-Day Mann (from whom I got an awesome hug at XOXO Conference) He has posted a song on You Tube every day for 2127 days. He's never taken a sick day. When he's sick, he still manages to put out entertaining if heart-wrenching videos such as Puking My Guts (#355) or Sick As A Dog (#668).