Thursday, September 27, 2012
This is a first for me - back pain. Never had any idea what it would feel like to have a low back injury and now I have tons of respect for those that live with chronic back problems. It started on Saturday after returning from San Antonio - a 4 hour drive. Maybe sitting in the car that long caused it - but I really have no idea. It became progressively worse until I went out for a jog and got just about 3 steps before giving up. I got almost no sleep last night or the night before being unable to get comfortable even with prescription pain meds left over from a recent finger injury.
My focus the last few days has been on pain management - got lots of practice. It was hard though. Today things seem to be improving and I have an appt with my doctor in the morning. I cut back on food a bit due to less exercise and tried to stay at the lower end of my range. Now to give it another day or so of rest, see what the doctor says and hopefully start back into my normal life this weekend.