Last night was no better than the one before. I tried to roll over in bed and couldn’t move. Everything sent pain shooting through my back and legs. It hurt either way, but less so to just get up.
At about 2:00 AM, I used the walls to wobble into the bathroom. I spent the next half hour trying to pull on some lounge pants and slippers. This led the dogs to think it was breakfast time, so I fed them. Then I tried to sleep in a chair.
It feels better to sleep in a chair, but I tend to slouch after I fall asleep. This leads to waking up whenever I move. Right now, I’m kind of lacking for quality sleep.
Eventually, I woke up with Frankie on my footstool licking me. I must have slept somehow for her to get up there without waking me up.
Yesterday, my wife massaged it briefly, and that helped enough to take a bath. We repeated that event today, and it helps temporarily.
She also went to the store and picked some things up. I have a large medicated bandage she stuck over it. It doesn’t stick well, and feels kind of wet. It seems to be helping a bit. The hot pad helped, but the box says not to use one if using the bandage thingie.
She also bought me some Aleve. I haven’t tried that yet, but my favorite aspirin hasn’t done a damned thing.
Today, I worked on more Lisa Burton Radio stuff, and added 500 words to a new project. That’s a lousy word count, but I’ll take it considering the circumstances. I also worked on a blog post I need to send to a friend. Tomorrow is looking like more of the same. I’ll schedule one interview, write the shtick for another one and send it out. If I still feel like it, I’ll open my manuscript once more. If I finish that guest post, I’ll send it out too.
I complain about lack of quality writing time, but this isn’t quality time. I need to be at the paycheck job, but I can’t get in my truck.
Tonight, I’m going to start out in the chair. I have one of those old toilet seat pillows for use on airplanes. At least my head won’t flop around.
It’s a writing blog folks. You get it all, warts included. Hopefully this will pass soon, and we can get back to something a little more fun.