Hello from bed.
The morning started out okay. I had a protein shake:
and then biked to the gym to do a light lifting workout. Near the end of the workout, I was moving a bench that was on wheels. It isn’t even heavy. I turned to look behind me to see if I was going to bump into anything, and I felt a pop on the left side of my lower back. It really hurt and I had to rest for a few minutes. Definitely felt muscular, though. I was pretty much done with the workout, so I took some Advil that I had in my bag. John had met me at the gym and I thought I was okay to bike. Probably a mistake, as the Advil masked pain which would likely have made me not bike.
Went to Panera, where I had a jalapeno and cheddar bagel.
Yum – although I could have used more cheddar :). My back still felt okay, although a little sore to go home. After we got home, I could barely walk when I got off the bike. That was fairly alarming. The pain was excrutiating. I can only lie flat on my back or on one side without pain, so working was out for the day. Decided to just be upstairs in bed. I can have the laptop by on my stomach to keep from going totally bananas.
John was a sweetie and brought me some lunch. Greek yogurt, granola and strawberries!
Nice thing about being upstairs is that it keeps me from snacking….. Gotta look at the bright side cause I feel so bad.
So, that meant spending most of the day trying to self-diagnose. The pain comes from the left lower back muscle area, but radiates into my thigh in the front, which is weird. It is some of the worst pain I have ever felt. Thinking psoas muscle or tensor fascia lata
John has just been super. He brought me a latte, which I only finished half of before I fell asleep for a while.
I think it dampened my appetite for a while, as I didn’t eat dinner until close to 7, which is pretty rare for me. Again, my knight in shining armor cooked for me. I kept it simple.
Wish I could enjoy dinner in bed more. It’s hard to eat lying down.
Here is hoping I feel a lot better tomorrow. I can’t bear the thought of going to the doctor pain wise. Maybe a cortisone shot is in order….