Feb 22, 2011
It’s amazing the inspiration you can gain from a simple urine test. Some might even call it a blessing of sorts.
For many years I have had a degenerative disk as well as some arthritis in my lower facet and sacroiliac joints (aka “lower back pain”). Today I got something called a Tens unit that should help manage the pain. I got it from a local pain clinic, and on my way out they asked me to take a random urine test. I don’t know what I did that made them ask (maybe it was residual nitrous from last Sunday’s live Manifesto for Dummies podcast – if you are out there sinclaire, that one’s for you).
Now I have been in the bathroom of this clinic a few times before, and the last time I was in (about two months ago) I commented that the Chinese characters painted on the wall were upside down. I couldn’t exactly read them, but I know enough to know that they were upside down, which I thought might have been a statement they were making intentionally, or maybe some kind of artistic thing – it didn’t bug me – it was kind of cool actually, so I mentioned it to the doctor, and that was that. More