30 Dec / Back
Yesterday I woke up with an incredible pain in my back. This is not unusual, I find it difficult to fall asleep but once I’m there boy I don’t wake up for nobody.
If it’s just a sleep related injury though, it usually dissipates in an hour or so. The worst part is trying to get out of bed when you have to move the back you know is locked in position out of position. Sometimes I fall asleep again trying to work up the physical courage.
This turned out not to be a usual sleep-related injury though. After a couple of hours with no relief, I tried taking some painkillers. After a couple of hours with no relief from those either, I tried complaining a lot.
And then to my horror I woke up with the same pain this morning.
It genuinely feels like someone has twisted both of my arms behind me, and then kicked repeatedly at my upper back.
I’ve been keeping a careful eye on my darling. He’s denying all knowledge of it, but there’s no one else in the house now is there?
Complaints recommenced this morning and have been continuing pretty much unabated for the rest of the day. The only bright point so far is that I’ve groaned my way out of some exercise this morning and this evening, and will continue to do so until I’m fully well (and then a further week or so just to ensure I don’t have a relapse.)
Luckily, I’ve had lots of editing to keep me occupied, and lots of television to partially watch. I’ve also been running a Kindle Countdown sale so my main focus of attention has been hitting the refresh button on my screen to see if I’ve clocked up any new sales. Such fun.
I’ll give it another couple of days, and if it’s still not healed up I may have to think about sometime making an appointment to see a doctor maybe.
I’m back to work on Monday so that would probably be the most appropriate day.