Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hurting My Bak-U-Gan

Heh, get it... Bak-U-Gan... Back-A-Gain. HA!

And yes it hurts like a @$#&!

I got hurt a number of years ago in the military and ever since my body is falling apart. The resent back injury is yet another chapter in a slew of back problems. I original just had injured feet which has lead to injured everything. The pisser of this time is that with my back out it has seriously hampered my painting/ gaming life. I walk with a cane now so my right arm feels like mush at the end of the day.

Hard to paint with a mush arm. Can't seem to hold my brush steady lately and it aggravates my already tender back.

Even simple gaming has become extremely painful. Moving around a table, hunching over, taking measurements... these things are not supposed to hurt... but they do. My pride doesn't help any either which keeps me from going to the game store for any pug games and Opiewan tends to vanish during the summer months (his job keeps him busy. I hope to see him again soon... I hope).

Anyway the past month has been real depressing. I never would have thought my service would ever result in my hobby becoming a chore. Painting becoming painful and moving around a game table so tiring that I'd just rather not.

So in the midst of my despair I rediscovered WOW, spent some time with family and met a gaming savior I never would have imagined...

My son.

He spent his allowance on something called Bakugan. My interest was naturally peaked as I watched him roll the Bakugan balls onto the gate cards to have the ball transform into some mythical creature. I read the rules, taught them to my boy had to leave the action cards out... that will come later) and thoroughly enjoyed getting my butt kicked by my five year old. I rushed to Wal Mart to get my own Bakugan to defeat my son.

I still lost.


I didn't care, I was gaming again with the one person I really want to game with. He cheered me up and got me playing a game that doesn't hurt. Your curses can become blessings sometimes.

Still I'm really sore. Not sure when I'll get back to painting, gaming. Just got to give it time I guess.

You guys really do make me feel like I'm part of a community and it was awesome to see that some of you were concerned about where I went to. I'm still here and I'm not going anywhere.

Just because I'm not painting or modeling right now until I get better doesn't mean I stop being an active member of the community. I'm really looking forward to just wandering from page to page, admiring what you all do best and what you all inspire me to do.

So wish me better and if you have kids go get some Bakugan for em. It really is that good.


Tristan said...

Just broke my toe last Sunday so I can (somewhat) feel your pain. Skipped a whole week of gaming and still undecided if I'm going tomorrow or not. Props for gaming with your son, good compromise. :)

Mik said...

A while back I had to use a cane, constantly, for about a year, I feel your pain.

Gaming with your kids is amazing. You may want to look into Monsterpocalypse too, or break out the leftover bin of MageKnight and kit bash your system!

Sorry you're messed up right now, but it's good to have you back...

Mitch said...

I used a cane for nearly a year since I broke my knee, which was actully a femur and tibula fracture along with ligament damage. Its not fun, and I am just starting to walk without a limp, somewhat.


Gavin Schofield said...

It's a real shame to hear. I'm hoping you're feeling right again soon, and look forward to seeing you posting again - get well soon mate!

Sammy said...
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Sammy said...

its good to have found a game that you can play that won't cause further injury, not having any kind of gaming in your life when its one of your most favorite things to do is horrible. good luck with your recovery hopefully youll be back at the war table soon.
ps. feel free to check out my army progression.

Mik said...

Dude! Where are you?!?!?!?!