Nicks pain is almost out of control again. I just don’t get it. I mean, I get it that he has good reason to be in pain, but I don’t get why it comes in waves. Less than a week ago he was having significantly less pain. Now this. He even went swimming today. Last week I thought swimming was the wonder drug. Well, I guess I was a bit premature in thinking that. Nick’s afraid that he will be at this level of pain for the rest of his life, completely dependent upon prescription pain medicine to merely get out of bed. That just can’t happen. This is only temporary. He will heal and the pain will diminish as he regains strength and mobility. That’s going to take a while though. So, in the meantime, narcotics it is.