I am feeling so much better today, which is honestly a huge and wonderful surprise to me. Last night I had so much back pain and my wound (significant patch of abrasion/road rash on my hip) started to emit a siren song of pain so bad I thought I might need to go to urgent care for prescription painkillers. I was literally gritting my teeth and had flashbacks to labor (ok it wasn’t THAT bad, but it wasn’t far).
Josh had to run back to the hospital to do 2 cases BUT managed to run to the drugstore and pick up some lidocaine cream + antiseptic spray. THIS WORKED SO WELL. Honestly, I compared it to the relief of an epidural. I was able to sleep and in the morning was so pleasantly surprised that I could turn over in the bed without much pain or effort. I have no idea if the wound pain was linked to my back muscles spasming and hurting so much, but they both markedly improved overnight.
So I tried running and . . . IT WAS OKAY! I only did 4 miles and I cannot say it was pain-free, but the pain was akin to smacking a superficial bruise over and over rather than anything that seemed internal, if that makes sense. My gait didn’t seem to be impacted. And I feel like I can take normal deep breaths again – yesterday that wasn’t the case.
I am sitting here at gymnastics (the place I was just before the accident on Tuesday) just feeling so happy and grateful. Part of me (probably irrationally, but still) wondered if I had done something that would impact me forever and now I feel quite confident that I did not, and that even in the relatively short term things should be okay. I know I am incredibly lucky.
Rest of the weekend:
Piano + library
Date night (I told Josh even if we only made it through 1/2 of Into the Woods it would be okay, it’s a super long show and it’s been a long week)
Halloween costume shopping
Probably some kind of fall-themed Sunday dinner. (Anyone make anything great lately?)