Saturday, July 28, 2007

I have hurt my back again. Three days ago, while changing clothes to go swimming I bent over incorrectly and bam! I knew I had done something bad. I swam, but couldn't ignore the pain running down my sciatic nerve. Last time I had felt pain like this I was on my back for a month. I walked home instead of taking my bike hoping that I'd be able to walk it off. I got home, did some chores and then went out to meet some friends. The pain was there, but I was determined to have it go away. No luck. Next morning I couldn't get out of bed without spasms taking over my back side. There was not a comfortable spot be found. Ibuprofen three times a day. Maximum dosage. I walked to the Walgreen's and bought an ice pack and spent the rest of the day watching movies from my bed, pausing only to get up and do the exercises my physical therapist had given me over three years ago.

It's been three days and things seem to have improved. I can sit upright in a chair, but if I slouch I'm thrown into spasms. Yesterday, I was unable to bend over and tie my shoes. I haven't tried that yet today. That will be my new goal. I have moved from my bed to the living room couch. I get better wireless reception here. No spasms yet today. I'll keep my fingers crossed.


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