Wednesday, November 13, 2013

But I WAS In The Lead.........

Over the weekend, I was actually the one doing the best here at the Château.  Was I just a wee bit smug over being the healthiest one for a change?  I must have been, for the Evil Back Fairies struck hard and fast Monday night in their worst attack in quite some time.

I don't know exactly what started it as I swear I didn't do anything that I wasn't supposed to do, and even when I went out to plant garlic, I did just 2 rows and worked very hard at everything the therapist said about body mechanics.  But all day I was having on-and-off pain, which is relatively new.  Dull aching can actually be because of the cold because there is still a lot of muscular healing to happen, but that doesn't come and go and is pretty dull.  This was a more intense pain, and I decided to try the stretches that usually take care of most pain.

............and made it 10 times worse.  I have no idea what was going on, but after a pain pill and the amount of Valium that usually knocks me out, I was still miserable, so I decided to risk the return of the bleeding ulcer and took the full dose of pain pills and upped the dose of Valium to the full amount.  It didn't exactly get rid of the pain, but finally knocked me out.

Yesterday was pretty much a haze as the intense pain had ceased but it was right on the edge of coming back, so I stayed on the medication and was faithfully nursed by Theo all day.  Today is better, and aside from being completely nauseous and dizzy from all the drugs, I would probably be feeling okay.  I have no idea what I actually did to set this off, but I'm hoping it was stress combined with not taking the rests I'm supposed to take.  I'll find out what the therapist says tomorrow.............. 

1 comment:

bittenbyknittin said...

Well, boo. After all my years of back problems, PT, etc., something I learned just this past year is NOT to tuck my pelvis but let my back curve naturally. This has made a *huge* difference (and yet none of the experts ever told me!) Hope you find some relief soon.

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