I am sending this post via my iPod, so it won’t be very long. Thanks
to everyone who left coments on my last post, they lifted my spirits.
My back and legs are slowly improving with bed rest and pain killers.
My GP has given me the week off work. He says that the disc bulge may
have gotten larger and is now pressing on the left nerve root as well
as the right.
The only thing that I can think of that may have exacerbated my back
was the 10 minute drive to the shops. Something we usually all take
for granted. As I was driving a manual car, I was using the left leg
more than usual. Maybe that was it, but who knows with this weird
injury. When I got home from the shops, the pain increased so much
that I lost all the strength in my leg and collapsed on the bathroom
floor. Kim managed to help me to bed where I took some medication and
have been there ever since.
I am disappointed that after 11 months, I am still not back to full
health and that the injury still persists. I remain optimistic and am
still taking each day as it comes. With a lot of rest this week, I
should be back on my feet by the end of the week, and hopefully be
able to do a few simple things in the garden. Until then I will just
have to be content that it is growing well and that the kids will look
after it for me. I am so glad that I have a great support structure
around me. It really helps in situations like this!