Sadly the pain that kept me glued to my couch yesterday has not abated; in fact, it’s actually worse. I slept fitfully again last night and pretty much shouted obscenities every time I had to change positions (thankfully the sounds were muffled by my air conditioner). This morning I knew I couldn’t make it to work and, after some gentle prodding from my BFF (thanks again, K!), made an appointment with my doctor. In my head I just assumed nothing could really be done, but I’m so glad I went – she was able to prescribe a muscle relaxer for nighttime (which hopefully means a night of steady, pain-free sleep) and a higher-dosage of ibuprofen for during the day. I’m back on my couch now, this time with a fancy dual-action hot/cold press wrapped around my neck, just waiting to start feeling better!
I asked my doctor how much longer I’d feel this way, and she said probably another week or so – that was probably the most painful moment of these past few days! I know that you can’t rush a recovery and I’d never actually start exercising again and risk further injuring myself…but still. I feel like a dope that I’m one week into training and I’m already temporarily sidelined! On the other hand…better one week in than one week out, I suppose.
So that’s where I’m at – nowhere fun! But hopefully the more potent pills will kick in soon and I’ll start feeling like my normal self. Until then…back to Netflix. 🙂