No whining allowed on the blog is one of my big rules . . that I’m about to break. I think I posted a month or so ago about having a flare up with sciatica. Went to the doctor, got meds, shots, steriods .. and thought I was cured til I worked in the garden this past weekend. Bending, stooping, planting everything left to be planted and here it is back again . . sciatica and worse this time. It hurts to sit, it hurts to stand . . it doesn’t hurt to sleep. The meds make me so sleepy. I get up in the mornings feeling about 75% ok, probably do too much, and by afternoon, I am back in bed thinking I’m going to die.
I had planned to sit in my chair and knit all day yesterday and then the buttermilk was ready so I had to make a pie and do a few more things in the kitchen and by the time Vince left to go back to work after lunch, I was back in bed.
I’m doing some gentle stretching exercises recommended by the doctor but I am a terrible patient. I just want to feel better. It’s hard to do anything when every step I take, or even standing not taking steps, and now, just sitting . . it all hurts.
Today, I will be sitting in my chair knitting, or in the bed sleeping. I’m definitely doing nothing for the next four days and hoping by Monday, I’m back to normal.