I am feeling like a failure because my back pain isn't all gone. I had PT yesterday, and he was talking as though I should be be doing really good this weekend, and then probably next week I will be pain free so we can be starting with flexion and then I can be discharged fairly soon.
I really do like that plan. I just hope that my back goes along with it. But today my back has not felt very good- I think worse than yesterday. And even then- the first half of the day my back is pretty sore. I don't have the sharp pain like I did in the beginning, I am not in agony, it just feels sore. I think that this soreness may take its time to go away.
By evening I usually feel pretty good- and I have PT in the evenings. When I see him I am doing well and can tolerate everything that we do. But first thing in the morning, when the disks are their largest, it hurts. Not like it did- but it hurts.
However, I don't think I have to stay in PT until the last bit of pain is gone. That might take a while! Just enough so that I can get the exercises to do on my own. My pain isn't really stopping me from doing anything at this point except going to yoga and changing the way I pick things up off the floor. I need a reacher!
When I go back to yoga, I will stick to evening classes. It will be safest for my back.
Speaking of classes, I saw something that got me really excited: a pottery studio with pottery classes. I did pottery as a kid and loved it. I'd like to do it again. I don't know what I'll do with the stuff I make- but it would be fun. Unfortunately, I just missed the beginning of classes. I think they might start up again in June.
The other thing I'd like to do eventually is to take piano lessons again. So you see, I have to finish PT, so I will have time for other things! And so my insurance company doesn't knock my off- because they are actually having to pay for this- I have met my in-network deductible and out-of-pocket maximum.
My Provigil, alas, I have to go pick up today. The price didn't drop last month. It has to drop eventually, doesn't it?