My Pain Has Taught Me a Few Things

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.