[Rowing Machine] 2021: Week 06 {213.5} “Physical Therapy Restarts, Part 28”

After my last physical therapy session, I decided to go somewhere else. I wasn’t happy with the physical therapists I had. Sure, my case is complex, but they weren’t giving me effective exercises, and some of the exercises arguably furthered the damage to my spine. The major downside to this new physical therapy office is that it was a 15-minute walk from the parking lot.

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[Novel 02] EMAC-2 Halfway Done

When I say that I’m halfway done with Eville Medical Apartment Complex, Building 2, that is a bit misleading. The building’s exterior and proportions are halfway done. What remains is more of a sort of logistical meandry through my imagination as I envision it in “The Story.” I featured the apartment building from within Sammohini’s apartment briefly in Novel 01. Will it appear more in Novel 02? Well, if it’s halfway built, that’s halfway more complete than before.

Spoilers?: Minor [plan before necessary]
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[Novel 02] Reorienting To Zeal

In this quick video without audio, I invited friend-of-the-website ViridianJack into the Zeal portion of the Eville map. This map has been helping me prioritize my thinking of “The Story,” since I have a visual environment for constant mental reference. As I learned while writing Novel 01, I need more practice here. Before writing Novel 02 and getting into better health, building these set-pieces – Eville Medical, specifically, and mind-palace Zeal – will be a good place to start.

Spoilers?: Minor [focusing on storytelling]
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[Novel 02] Chaos During Livestreaming

Before livestreaming this build session, I adjusted the aspect ratio then included information on what I’m doing in Minecraft as it relates to “The Story” and Novel 01. My health is still not good enough to where I can do these livestreams frequently, but I felt well enough to livestream today, and I might finally be starting to find an audience. A once-stranger was interested in seeing how I was using Minecraft to build out Novel 02.

Spoilers?: Minor [expending energy livestreaming/writing]
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[The Story] Energy For Perseverance

Although I’ve had a good success rate with doctors, the pain I woke up with today was one that couldn’t be quieted by the prescription painkillers I’ve been given as the stopgap as we figure out what’s wrong with my body. On days like today, I’m not productive. On days like today, I look to “The Story” for energy for perseverance, and wade out the pain until it calms itself down for a better tomorrow.

Spoilers?Minor [life inspiring fiction]
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[Novel 02] Cloning Diorama Parking

Through limitations, there is creativity. Minecraft is not great in terms of level design. To do anything effective at the scale I want to do, where I recreate setpieces I imagine in “The Story,” I have to learn to juggle 9 algebraic variables in my head. The need for this arose after I finished writing Novel 01 and assessed it critically. Building the screenshotted parking lot and outdoor waiting area below proved helpful before I write Novel 02. [130]

Spoilers?: Minor [environmental storytelling thoughts]
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[Tripping On…] Constipation Weakening Physicality

I wasn’t able to pass a bowel movement in almost a week that I began feeling sick today. Constipation is a side effect of taking Oxycodone, which I was prescribed to manage my continued pain symptoms related to my lower back and tailbone, but days of taking Colace weren’t helping. Well, I spent the better part of four hours and an entire roll of toilet paper, but I managed to pass five pounds of feces.

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[Rowing Machine] 2021: Week 05 {212.5} “Nerve Test: Neuropathy”

I had a nerve test done today, which showed neuropathy in my left leg. It wasn’t entirely conclusive on why I’m still experiencing spine and tailbone pain, but it’s nice having progress. I’m being sent to physical therapy and to a neurologist for a second opinion on what’s going on. I’m in the “I feel like I’m making one step forward and one step backward” stage of the recovery process. At least there’s some progress.

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[Tripping On…] Thwacked By “Bat”

The premise that painkillers can be addictive is absurd to me. Although I have a new prescription for Oxycodone to manage my pain symptoms, I don’t feel compelled to take more of it than necessary – or even any of it, as my spine is currently hurting – like I might feel compelled to eat some sugary sweets. Oxycodone “addiction,” for me, would be like being addicted to the icepack applied after being thwacked by a bat.

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[Novel 02] Introducing Evillian Zeal

My 13th entry of this Minecraft building series was fairly lucky – pun intended. With my health on the mend, finally, I spent over four hours rambling about “The Story,” specifically what I learned while writing Novel 01 to write Novel 02. As I do when I write anything, I meandered through some related and unrelated topics, brainstormed some things, and solved a few logistical problems that were impeding my progress toward writing what I’m thematically code-naming “Novella 1.5.”

Spoilers?: Minor [long-term fiction-writing plans]
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