OK, I really wasn't dead, but for all intents and purposes I felt dead. I pinched a nerve (or something like that, I'm poor, have no insurance and didn't see a doctor; just Googled my symptoms) and lost a lot (OK all!) movement in my arms! It was awful! At the same time I tore cartilage and my menecus in my right knee. It seemed to me that my body decided that just cause the knee was bum that the rest should join in so it wouldn't feel lonely! Geesh, I was a mess!
The worst thing of all this was I couldn't sit in a regular chair without someone near by to help me out of it, nor could I use a keyboard as my fingers didn't want to obey my brain. Thus I was limited to my communication online. Limited to zero. I became a TV junkie because all I could do was lay around and stare at the tube. I felt a million years old.
But now I am back and my fingers once again are tripping all over themselves on the keyboard. My pain is very minimal and I owe it all to my physical therapists! They were great. They even gave me exercises for my arms and shoulders though those parts of my body weren't covered by the Workman's Comp claim that my knee was. Marvelous people.
So I am back from the dead, just in time for Halloween!