That is how I am feeling, and the part of my brain that is franticly looking for a way to deal with it has come up with a new plan; if I say it enough times, it will not mean anything anymore.
Stuck stuck stuck.
I am fairly positive stuck is an adjective; but in English it is not definite if it is a permanent or temporary one.
I am stuck.
Temporary or permanent?
I am tired, I am hurting, I am stressed, I am hungry.
I am short, I am straight, I am white, I am loved.
I am stuck.
This is where a second language would come in handy, but my Spanish is very rusty. Give me a minute.
*searches for Spanish-English Dictionary online, my paper one is not helping*
Huh... this is interesting.
Help me! My leg is stuck between two rocks!
¡Auxilio! ¡Mi pierna está atascada entre dos rocas!
All of the magnets were stuck to the side of the fridge.
Todos los imanes estaban pegados al lado de la nevera.
3. (unable to continue)
I'm stuck on this question. Can you help me find the solution?
Estoy atascada en esta pregunta. ¿Me ayudas a encontrar la solución?
There are two verbs used in Spanish to say something you are: ser and estar. Ser is for permanent things. Yo soy baja. I am short, always will be. Estar is for more temporary things. Estoy cansada. I am tired, but tomorrow will be different maybe.
I think the feeling I have is somewhere between one (trapped) and three (unable to continue). And in both cases, the verb used for I am is estar.
So, according to Spanish grammar, estoy atascada. I am stuck, but it can change. It is not a permanent situation.
This is why I need to work on my Spanish. Verb usage is everything, and English is so very definitive. You are something or you are not. It has no special designation for things you are temporarily. And right now I need to know that, while stuck is something I am, stuck is not something that cannot change.
Interesting note: Even for the second meaning (fixed), they still use estar, not ser. So no matter the kind of stuck I am feeling, it is only temporary.
Estoy atascada. And oddly enough, that gives me comfort.