of pain that is. A post-op infection took me the limits of my endurance. The doc had me down a whole bottle of codeine over a weekend and it didn't do anything but make me sick. My foot was wrapped up and swelling because of the infection and I didn't know what was going on until I unwrapped it. I was back to climbing after 6 months but knew that any dreams of high altitude climbing were over for good.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe