May 17, 2005

back on track

I am now back in the swing of things *pun intended, i suppose*. While I still have some pain and stiffness in my lower back, I am nowhere near where I was on Friday through Sunday in terms of pain.

I've been put on a round of steroids to help the muscles that are spasming quit that lame business and start doing their job again. I've been ordered OFF of bed rest - and since I've been moving around I'm feeling about 50% better. Heck, I even managed to drive to work today! No small feat, considering where I started on Friday.

Alas, as the week progresses (well, is IS only Tuesday and all), reality is setting in that the road trip Erik and I had planned to commence on Saturday might need to be postponed. This bums we out to no end because, I think it's safe to speak for Erik as well here, we both really need a vacation.

But all is not lost just yet. I'm already feeling a lot better than I was 24 hours ago - and I'm no longer taking the heavy duty Vicodin-style pain pills anymore. I'm holding out hope at this point.

And I've gotta say it again: Erik was the single-most helpful person throughout this whole ordeal. Yesterday, he even took off work to get me to the doctor's office for x-rays and such. Without his help, I'd probably still be in bed now, either crying on and off throughout the day in pain, or so doped up on Vicodin as to not be conscious. I can't even begin to think how to thank him.


posted by julie at May 17, 2005 11:29 AM


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