Saturday, April 10, 2010
Drove two hours to a client Tuesday evening, walked and walked and walked and stood and stood and stood for the next two days, and drove two hours back Thursday evening. The new cane did help some with being able to continue walking and to help with the standing. The pain is about the same standing or sitting so I guess the only difference is that my legs feel really weak so standing requires more effort. Had a pretty good day at work today, although in quite a bit of pain I was productive. This evening is another thing entirely.
The sciatic nerve, which was put to rest for a few days by the solumedrol shot I got on Monday, is awake. It is REALLY really awake, burning down my right leg and curling around the bottom of my foot. I can't sleep for the durn thing. Regretting my decision to not get more narcotics at the moment. Soma alone is not cutting the mustard with this level of pain. Too much walking, too much driving, too much standing and now I'm paying the price. The pudendal nerve is acting up too...at least The Headache and The Belly are behaving this evening/morning.
No travel scheduled for next week, thank heavens! I have travel scheduled the week after that though, and travel scheduled at the end of May. Will continue to try to tough it out, but I don't think I'm quite tough enough.