Well, I can just BARELY do that, and this is a major improvement over yesterday.
Right now, I'm at 2 days of being in bed. I'm trying to stretch as much as possible, but I still am getting the additional soreness and stiffness from being in bed too much.
Kava Kava helps just a tiny bit, as do tylenol and advil, but this morning I did stretches and exercises, THEN went to the bathroom, and I've been in pretty serious pain since.
I broke down and took a leftover hydrocodone 7.5 an hour and a half ago. It helps tremendously. I feel a burn where I felt radiating pain before. I'm trying to be sensitive to the pain, but also I want to move around more to help keep from stiffening up.
About 30 mins ago I stood, with the help of my trusty walking stick, and tried to move around a little.
I think in about an hour I'm going to see if I can hoist myself to the shower. It looks like I can handle about 2.5-3 mins of not being in bed before my back starts really hurting.
This all started on Wednesday. We bought 4 sheets of 3/4" OSB and 2 sheets of 1/2" gypsum board. Loading one of the sheets into the van, I moves just a tiny bit wrong and very slightly pulled something.
I was going to take it easy, but we were worried Wed night that it might rain, so we moved the panels into the garage. I had to heft/hoist some by myself due to space constraints.
On Thursday, I was a little stiff, but OK, until I started picking weeds out of a flowerbed. Aparently, something slipped out. I walked into the house, went to wash hands, but I couldn't completely stand upright. I tried to stretch it a little, and I was brought to my knees. I had to crawl, sideways, in supreme pain, in order to make it to the bedroom. I couldn't lift my legs up onto the bed; I had to drag myself up.
So, I'm better, but at this rate, I don't know that I'll be able to travel on Monday. :/