first there was the tattoo, and itching during the healing process. I did choose (and do love) my tattoo so that helps offset things a bit, although the red ink took twice as long to stabilize. then, just as the tattoo itching was winding down, I got poison ivy (second hand, no less) and then just as I was starting to be able to sleep through the night despite the itching, I threw out my back!
well, shit. itching's got nothing on "no comfortable position to be in" and "painful back cramps". I'm starting to come out of that one now, and really hoping that this spell of bad luck is over!