Bad Back Back Again



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 painkillers to be able to function and try to continue with my “normal” life.

Last Friday was probably the worst day of all. I could not sit in the office unless I prepared for the sharp pain. After surviving the train trip back home, we ate 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 become a sharp left leg – the infamous sciatica. According to the theory, this is a setback as the doctors will always tell you that the pain should move from the legs to the back, not vice-versa.

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

Again, I cannot sit down for long periods or spend hours in bed. This is a bit paradoxical as the implication 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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