When I was younger, mostly before my Near-Death Experience, I frequently had severe back pain. I have scoliosis and my spine curves quite a bit. I assume the back pain is somehow connected to that, but I’ve never gone to a doctor about it.
Thankfully, I’ve had essentially zero back pain for the past years. Until this week. And now, I can feel it again in my lower back. I squirm to find a comfortable position and—oh! it feels okay for a minute!—but then it hurts again and I feel pretty miserable.
Tonight it even hurts when I lie down in bed, which is shitty because those are pretty much my only two options: sit in chair or lie in bed.
This rediscovered pain is probably being caused by the fact that the temporary wheelchair I’ve been using for the past three months isn’t customized for my (abbreviated) height or anything. I know it’s going to be another six to eight weeks after I finally get measured for my new chair before it even comes in. (…Did I mention I haven’t even been scheduled for a fitting yet?)
I guess my main gripe, if there is one to be summed up from this garbled mess, is that I’m not sure how to deal with the pain from now until the time that the new chair comes in and hopefully alleviates this awful feeling.
Tonight, I threw caution to the wind and took an extra Tylenol. Here’s to blissful sleep and the creativity to discover possible solutions.