Saturday, October 23, 2010

TAZ still hate pain

I can't believe I feel this bad. It has been almost four weeks now since my back started hurting. I don't know what caused it, since it didn't start hurting when I was doing anything interesting. Pain pills do not seem to do anything. I just seem to be in pain, except when I can get into certain positions, which isn't very often because I can do little or nothing in those positions, except that I can sometimes sleep in two of them.

Not knowing that I would feel this bad, I went out of town. I felt okay the day we came, but the next day I felt bad and now I feel bad. I don't understand why I felt okay on Wednesday and pretty good in the car on Thursday, and then feel so bad on Friday and Saturday. My husband thinks it is because I'm not sleeping in my own bed. But I was not sleeping in my own bed two weeks ago in Amarillo, and I did not feel so bad then. I just don't get it.

Today I did not even feel good when I first woke up. That is very unusual. First thing in the morning, I usually am too foggy to notice pain or illness much.

I should be working on my costume, but so far I haven't felt up to it. I have only the week left now to do it, plus making decorations, plus baking cookies, plus all of the things that I would normally have to do like laundry. And of course the house is in the usual mess, except that I have a lot of the mess neatly stacked, cause I had to move it out and away from the closets to make a clear path for the bug guy who came on Wednesday.

I didn't need to be here. I could have stayed home and slept in my own bed. But I thought a couple of days watching cable and using a hot tub would be nice. This is so damned annoying.


dmarks said...

Have you tried different pain pills? Like switching from advil to tylenel, or aspurin to tylenol? There's always that Salon Pas thing I hear advertised on the radio. Never tried it.

That sucks.... sounds like a worst case scenario where the pain isn't gone in a few days.

laughingattheslut said...

I first tried Doans, cause they are specifically for back pain. They usually make the pain magically go away, but I guess this is a different kind of pain. I have taken tylenol, advil, alieve, asprin, and a double dose of advil. None of them do anything. The only things that really help are heat and positions and if I can walk around a mall or something. Walking outside is no good, I'm more likely to trip or something.

dmarks said...

Sounds like you do have it covered... one or two of those pain relievers are probably ones I've not even tried. I know for sure I've not tried Doan's.