In the last few years, I've had recurring back problems. For a few days, I would have trouble standing up straight when it hits, making walking hurt and forcing me to slouch when I moved. However, in the last few weeks, I've noticed something else entirely. I thought it was the same back problem, but it seems to be on my side and hurts often whenever I have to stretch my left side, whether by turning right, simply stretching, or some rolling when lying down or going from a standing to sitting position and visa versa. From what I can tell, the pain is centered around my lowest observable rib on my left side, which makes me very nervous. Is this a pulled muscle thing, or is there something wrong with my ribs or something? What should I do about it? I know, I know, see a doctor. I will, but I probably can't until Saturday or next Tuesday. Inconveniently, the first time I had a job in three months started this week. Hell, yesterday, on the way to my first workday since January, my "check engine" light went on! It's like the universe wants me to leech on unemployment.
You know what? Nanowrimo's cancelled on account of the world is stupid.