As I wrote about in “Headache’s Root Cause,” I had been subconsciously wanting a spot where I could just roll around on the carpet and stretch my muscles as I read. I might be a fidgety reader, so having a place where I can stretch my muscles, stretch my mind, then rest both has been helpful for me. I’m not sure of the best reading-on-the-floor posture yet, so I just read however it feels comfortable.
Six years ago, I bought a cheap copy of Gray’s Anatomy because I figured I’d someday get around to glancing through it. Maybe it’d be useful for me to learn some body mechanics given my interest in rowing? Now that I’ve been dealing with intense headaches for months, currently rocking a two-week-old tension headache, I figured I’d casually read until I was overwhelmed, but actually, it’s not overwhelming at all! “It’s for first-year med students…”
If there’s anything I’ve learned through all these concerns over headaches and eye strain and vision problems and limiting exercise, it’s the lesson we’ve all heard before: protect your health. Now that I’m practicing more eye “care,” I figured I’d write about some of my experiences, the differences I’ve seen, and what modifications I’m making to my life to avoid having regressions in my health, whether from eye health or, broadly, physical or mental health.
I’ve noticed an increase over the recent years in the number of times I’ve been sick. It’s never an incapacitation as much as general realizations that I’m just not at peak performance. When I’m well, I have fast reflexes, write frequently, and overall life is good. When I’m not, my reflexes are terrible, I don’t write, and I’m cantankerous. Identifying the root cause could fix it next time… I haven’t figured it out this time.
There’s this idea that once we grow up we should put away our childhood. Why? Who’s to say that those of us that once enjoyed MOTU, TMNT, G.I. Joe, and X-Men toys cannot continue to enjoy them? How about going further to create, recreate, or critique action figures? Let’s explore this idea further in future posts, perhaps in reviews hinted at with this preview photo? Until then, here’s our subjective review structure.