Bad Back Back Again

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Soon after my return from London early this month, I started to feel a sharp pain in my left leg, from the hip to the big toe. Fascinating stuff, needless to say.

I initially thought it was just a temporary thing. But as the days went by, the pain started to get worse to become almost constant. I had no choice but to restart the now very appetizing pain killers to be able to function and try to continue with my “normal” life.

Last Friday was probably the worst day of all. In the office, I could not seat at all unless I prepared myself for the sharp pain. After somehow surviving the train trip back home, we went for dinner in White Plains. Not the best idea, that’s for sure. By the time the evening was over I was in severe pain.

Today I was unable to go to the office. My back pain has now become a sharp left leg pain -the infamous sciatica. According to the theory, this is indeed a setback as the doctor’s will always tell you that the pain should be moving from the legs to the back -and not vice-versa.

I am seeing my doctor tomorrow to assess the situation and make any decisions, if required. I was able to speak to him over the weekend and the initial reaction was less than enthusiastic.

Again, I cannot sit down for long periods of time nor I can spend hours in bed. This is a bit paradoxical as the implication here is that I have to be on my feet most of the time, moving around. Or on the floor trying to find some relief by doing physical therapy.

Am I ready for this, again?

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