Got up. Showered. Pain was there. Tried to go to bathroom, out of habit really and pain in leg bad, so up and into bed, as laying down good. This was not looking very good though. I couldn't take a break after every morning routine activity. I got up from this break and decided to tackle socks. Left foot was okay. Right foot. That took some time. Pants were easy. Shoes were, well they were not as hard as the socks, plus they were still tied, they never woulda got tied otherwise.
I was not feeling confident that I'd make it through the day at work, as I can't really lay down in the office. I get every thing ready and get in the car. Not bad. Driving not so bad. Get to work and shuffle into the office. And shuffle is what I was doing.
I had told myself that I would try to make it to 10 before taking an Aleve. I made it to 8:19. Took one, and then took another at 8:40. By 9:15 it was working, but there was still enough pain that I was reminded to call the therapy place. The call was pretty simple, he had an opening tomorrow. He was surprised I wanted to come in at 7:30.
Around 10:30 leg pain is still there in the background. Back pain though is gone. I had switched chairs again after taking the Aleve because I had noticed while at the Urgent Care I was really comfy in the firm plush chairs they had. Ones with really good lumbar support. So luckily we had one of those in the office.
By 2:30 ( when the Christmas hams came in ) I noticed that I was able to stand up with zero stiffness at all. Leg pain was pretty much gone. Walking was normal, no shuffling.
At 5:30, after getting home, I laid down, as I am wont to do anyway, and was able to get outta bed easily. To press my luck, I bent over and picked up an envelope on the floor. Done with ease. Then I crossed my legs, like I would do to put on shoes etc. With ease, no pain, no stiffness.
Aleve lasts 8-12 hours according to the label, so perhaps the pain is till being muffled but I've not been able to bend like I did tonight even on pain meds.
I'm keeping the therapy appointment, even to just get some pointers on the exercises the doctor recommended I do to help strengthen the muscles back there.
I wish I could tell what exactly made my back better after lunch. Perhaps the chair change and the sleeping on a different part of the bed helped.
The last week has been so depressing. I had been losing weight and exercise was one of the reasons. If I was unable to exercise, well I'd just get fatter. And nobody wants that. Not that I'm gonna start exercising hardcore now. I am still a little apprehensive about moving too quickly but yeah.
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