I’M DEGENERATING….Hmmm, it turns out I’ve got degenerative joints. One (well, hopefully only one) of the disks in my spine is deteriorating with age, which means my bones are bouncing into each other. Thus the pain.

This is a drag, and I have a feeling tennis may now be a thing of the past. We’ll see. I get to do lots of fun back strengthening exercises for a while, and maybe that will improve things.

I realize that walking on two legs seemed like a good idea to some ancestor of ours a few million years ago, but they really weren’t thinking things through when they made that decision. After all, you never see a cat with back problems, do you?