Well, I have been having a VERY hard time. I had over a year of pain free (mostly) from the medication I was on, but the doctor wants me off because of long term side effects. So I am four days into no anti-inflamatory meds, and its a little ugly.
Of course this is on top of the 10,000 step day on the 5th that whacked my back out. It is just tough living with an injury...and then doing something stupid like walking in the wrong shoes 5 miles...I am SO paying for it now.
I saw another back doctor on the 13th, still the only options are medications like Lyrica, and Celebrex, that have ubber side effects too, or shots in the back...no thank you... he did give me some pain patches that act like novacaine and guess what my co-pay was? $40! I had to sit down after being handed the bill!
I am really frustrated with this, but I am not giving up, even in pain today I did 3,668 steps and I did some resistance bands tonight. I am trying to deal with eating right as well. I just have to move more on the weekends...I hurt so bad over the weekend I really did not get up and move much...I was hunkered down trying to recouperate!
So you know its bad when I don't even use my time off to do art...