Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Steam Room Is Next

I am still pretty much incapable of doing anything when these ridiculous patches are not attached to my back. Steve asked about acupuncture, and I used to have a photo once of me getting acupuncture with electro-stim at the same time. I have also had many E-something-Gs, EMGs, I think. Electro-Mylographs. They stick a needle in you and its hooked to a machine, well, actually, there's quite a few needles stuck in you. One by one, the doctor twangs (yes, TWANGS THE EFFING NEEDLE) and the muscle flops like a fish on a dock. He does that until a twang does not produce a fish flop, and then makes a nodding, mm-hmming face expression, then writes something down. I'd say Sudoku, but that wasn't around in 1987, as far as I know. This was always done in my forearms and biceps, so I got to see every bit of it happening. The doctor would twang the needle the way you would shoot a marble, I crap you in the negative. And that's it for tonight, kids, gotta shut the ride down. Be careful going home.


Steve Malley said...

Jeepers! Un-Fun!

Charles Gramlich said...

I suppose that would be ok as a mental excericise, but to experience it sounds very unpleasant.

Capcom said...

Sounds like you were testing to be an astronaut (see 'The Right Stuff'). OK, not funny.

Get some rest if you can. :-x