A few months ago I was happily sitting at my computer killing people off, rescuing my heroine and catching the bad guy.
Normally I'm kept quite safe while I put my characters in jeopardy. Not that day. You see I tend to type in awkward positions. I tuck my legs underneath my body and lounge in strange angles.
This started a few years ago when the car I was in was rear-ended by a semi-truck. Migraines and neck pain entered my life and sitting for long periods of time can become painful.
Normally sitting in odd positions is comforting. Usually I'm quite happy as a pretzel. Not that day. That day I straightened up to go fetch coffee and I heard a pop followed by excruciating knee pain.
I did what any self-respecting writer would do and went into research mode. I quickly discovered I damaged the cartilage in my knee. What followed was a series of doctor appointments where my family doc said, "You tore the cartilage in your knee." Then a specialist said, "You tore the cartilage in your knee."
Today I go for a MRI to confirm that, yes, I tore the cartilage in my knee. Just so everyone can be sure.
The very thought of being slid into a long tube for a period of time is causing me to break out in a sweat.
The awful thing is that every single day I still try and twist that leg up underneath me when I sit down. It's a habit that sharp pain is trying to correct.
So have you had a MRI and survived? Do you sit in weird positions at your computer?