On looking up (and being stuck on the ground)

Frequent and debilitating low back spasms are one of my most common, recurring, and disabling physical experiences. It makes it nearly impossible, if not completely, to sit or walk. During these days/weeks, I make a nice bed on the floor, gather everything I need within arms reach, make up songs, watch lotsĀ of TV, and try to combat the depression and hopelessness that can hit when you’re experiencing high pain coupled with high disability for an extended period of time.