I have learned a few things since being sidelined with back/leg pain. Specifically, it sucks!
No one wants to do this research, certainly not me, but I have no choice. My pains have not gotten better. In some cases they’re actually worse.
I’m avoiding anything that brings pain. Standing always leads to a prolonged period even after I’ve gotten back on my side or back. Except for taking a shower or walking to the bathroom I’ve stayed off my feet as much as I can.
Eating while on your side is no fun!
I now understand how people get hooked on pain meds. Maybe I’m being shallow, but I’ve heard tales of rehab check-ins which were preceded by back problems. I always thought that was a flimsy excuse. It is not.
I am doing all I can to use as little medication as possible. I would be lying if I didn’t say the whole pain meds prospect is scary.
For me this long holiday weekends could not have come at a worse time. More waiting. My appointment to see a neuro specialist is Tuesday.
Ice has become my friend. Applied where it hurts numbs the area and reduces the pain.
I have no doubt I will heal. The only question now is how long that will take. It’s still too early to even guess.