The Able Gamer LogoWell this is it. 15 months of waiting, wondering and worrying all come down to a 5 minute appointment at 3:45 today to see the results of a neck MRI I waited 13 months for and had to try twice.

I'm both excited and scared. Mostly scared. This can't come at a better time though, last night I had an instance of literally not being able to feel my face or shoulder on the left side. The unusually cold & damp weather has been causing me to have convulsions as well.

I've become used to chronic pain and I can deal with it pretty well as long as I've got my tea and Advil around, but I'll never get used to the scared panic feeling that kicks in when something goes numb. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. Not that I actually have one. Read More...

Kinda pissed with myself that I haven't been able to work much this past few weeks, long stretches still get hard on me. I know it's not my fault, but it's hard for someone that has a lot of mental energy to have to sit still and "rest" at one in the freakin' afternoon.

I did manage to play through Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (needs a longer title), and was quite pleased with it. It's a great city building game with lots of charm. I'll be mashing out a 1500 word review for that as soon as I'm able to sit at my desk for a few hours. I've also started writing my Boom Blox review as well as one for Pop!. I know we've been focusing on Wii games lately, but I've got a few X360 and PS3 games in the pipe too.

We'll be picking up our copy of Wii Fit later today. I'll be doing a standard review sometime next week, but I'll also be experimenting with it quite a bit. I'll be testing it with my hands instead of feet for one. I'm most interested to see how it treats my complete lack of normal balance. Because of the palsy, I put far less pressure down on my left leg than my right most of the time. I assume I'll have to find exploits and trick it to get a "normal" result out of it. If anyone has a request for a specific kind of test, please drop me a line This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll look into it.

Six hours to go. I don't care what they say is wrong with me, I'll fight it tooth and nail.