About two nights ago, I began having difficulty sleeping due to a nasty sharp pain in my back and side. All the next day, I was in pain. Last night, I had more of the same. This time, at least, I had a single side that I could lay on. However, this was frustrating because the side I was able to lay on wasn’t my usual side. So, any time I decided to change sides I had a fresh stab of pain. This morning, I found that bending was a challenge. Standing for long periods was okay, but tiring, and sitting made things just a little worse. When walking, the pain made my breathing feel labored. Mostly, the pain was just a dull ache. I also discovered some worrying swellings on either side of my back this morning. Princess thinks I may have bumped something and bruised myself, but I don’t remember that. Anyway, about half an hour ago, I took some ibuprofen gel caps and the pain has subsided somewhat
Honestly, though I’m only 43 years old, I’ve never felt more old and decrepit than I have today. Also, I spent a lot of time thinking that this must be how my husband, who’s been in serious pain for a little over two years, has been feeling lately, which is why I chose the above title.