Sunday night I had the opportunity to go out and see my best friend perform on stage for the first time. It was great fun and I felt like myself...a feeling that has been missing lately because rehabbing my latest surgery has felt like forever! Mike (my bestie) has been playing the guitar for a couple of years now and was looking to jam with someone. He found this event, called Flash Band, and decided to give it a go. (For more information on Flash Band, go here). Basically, you meet other local musicians, and then get together to play a show after only knowing each other for a month. The theme of Sunday night's Flash Band was 'British Invasion', which was awesome!
A wonderful night was had on Sunday, followed by a miserable Monday morning for me. Oh goodie. I woke up the next day feeling like someone beat the shit out of me. I hurt so bad all over. After seeing my kids out the door for their first day of school, I went back to bed and stayed there until early afternoon. Because of my medical condition, I know that I need to take things easy otherwise I end up regretting it, but this reaction caught me off guard. After all, I wasn't on my feet at all...Mike was kind enough to get me a seated ticket. I guess I thought that since I wouldn't be standing, that I would be okay. And my feet were okay...it's the rest of my body that objected! Too much time in the car...too much driving...too long being out. Man, I feel old! Back in the day, we used to go out all night long and I'd get up the next morning and function like a normal person...notsomuch anymore.
Ah, the joys of living with chronic pain. Sometimes, you never know when you'll have those bad days...they just hit you without warning. This is why I plan as much as I can...because I know that even with all the planning in the world, sometimes it is all for naught. I guess that next time I plan to see Flash Band (because there will be a next time--I love live music) I'll need my hubby to drive me. And I probably won't be able to stay to watch all the bands :( Oh, well. It was still worth it to be a part of Mike's fan club! :)
|Mike and my daughter, jamming :)|