ORN 8/25/05, ZERO
Day three of the back problem. As the shots wore off yesterday it was pretty clear that this was not a short-term problem. This morning, the tightness is back full-steam, although the pain seems better.
I'm avoiding taking the Vicodin. I'm not eager to put that level of narcotic into my body. I'm hoping to manage the pain with Tylenol. I am using the muscle relaxer [valium!] because everything still feels pretty knotted up. Guess I'll be even more mellow than usual.
As much as I can I am drug and alcohol free. I don't want to run the risk of abusing the drugs, so for me I'm trying to use only the absolute minimums.
But, I am moving better and that's a plus.
Waddle on, friends.
PS: I went out and walked for 30 minutes. What a gift. Little by little.