One More Thing

Since dropping the NSAID’s my pain has hit a pretty constant 4 (while sitting and really spikes when I bend/twist/move.  Sitting is becoming increasingly a chore and I find I’m best in the morning when I lay on the couch all night after work.  I’ve gotten the feeling back in my right big toe, but I’ve got some new pains across my left ankle and my skin is getting kind of tender on the front/outside of my shins – VERY weird. The tingles/numbness are still in my left buttock and thigh off and on.  It is also very hard to lift anything without sharp pains in my lower back.

I’m not sure if this is related to the injury itself, or the lack of exercise, but I’m noticing my legs giving out at the knee a little more while I’m walking or standing.   It’s like when someone pushes on the back of your knee when you’re standing with weight on it.  My legs are feeling a little weaker, shaky and “off”.  I don’t know how to explain it.

It’s getting pretty tiring and depressing with the pain always being there.  I’m trying not to think about it, but it’s like that annoying little dog from the old kibbles n’ bits commercials.  I’m also finding it hard to concentrate at work.

I swam solid at least once a day for the past week… no change for me yet.

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