Friday, November 5, 2010
Bad Day Bad Back
I think I'm going to have to hang up my traveling shoes pemanently. The Legs gave out on me the other day, not wanting to walk. Last night and today I am incapacitated by pain.
Pelvic pain and The Legs are giving me fits. Last night I took dilaudid with Soma trying to get past the pain and sleep. This morning the pain was just as bad, so I took a partial tablet of dilaudid along with Soma. I got to the client hoping I could just work past the pain and do what was necessary.
The pain just kept getting worse and getting worse until by 10 am I could barely stand to stand. By 11 am I was trying to stay sitting still and the pain just kept coming, with additional fun side effects of muscle cramping in the bottoms of my burning feet and sudden surges of pain that doubled me over. By noon I told my boss and coworkers I had to go back to the motel room. I had no choice but to try to rest and recuperate in order to go again tomorrow. Not quite sure how I am going to get through the next week.
I took more pain medication and slept most of the afternoon and this evening. Now The Headache is all riled up because I took pain medication. I am finding it very difficult to stand, walk, or sit. I am sick to my stomach partly because of the pain, partly because of the pain medication. I am itching everywhere because of the pain medication and The Hives. Hoping tomorrow will be better.
I am disappointed that The Legs are not behaving. I am discouraged that the pain won't stop. I am worried that I am falling down on my mission for my client and my employer. I am mad that my health is interfering with what I want to do and what I need to do. I'm not sure what to do if this doesn't improve tomorrow. This stinks. Big Time.