Welcome back night sweats, crushing headache, terrible spinal pain, and debilitating exhaustion. I didn’t miss you at all, but you decided to return anyway. Oh, and you brought pulled muscle and despair with you. Excellent! I was wondering if they had perhaps gone for a while, but I guess not ~ just a quick one-and-a-half-day jaunt away. Well good, I almost remembered how to laugh. I almost remembered what it’s like to have a normal conversation without grimacing, deep breathing or being distracted by pain. I almost enjoyed the taste of food. I almost got to have a meal with my family without it being a gargantuan effort to drag myself upright, raise my eyes to meet theirs and hear what they were talking about. Almost. But not quite.