In other, sadder health news, my back is out. It's sciatica. We don't know for sure what is causing it yet. Right now, the doctor is assuming it's a muscle spasm and treating for that and inflammation. I have been "down" with this for almost a month. I have been treating it since last Thursday with no improvement, and some set backs.
This past Thursday, I awoke with a pain level of 0, and more energy and a feeling of being well rested that I haven't had in years. Carl is on vacation, so he had been getting Jessica out to school. I was feeling so good, I let him sleep.
As I was driving her to school, not even half a mile from the house, my back started it's bullshit. I ignored it, because she needed to get to school on time, and I had some scrapple to buy for breakfast. (been craving scrapple like nobody's business)
By the time I got home, I was in tears from the pain.
I haven't had a decent night's sleep since. I am up and down like a yo-yo. The only semblance of relief I can get is to stand up, or pace my driveway. Sitting is pure murder for longer than five minutes or so, and laying down is only good for just shy of an hour.
I need better drugs than tramadol, that's for sure.