Whew! Home once more!
Thanks, all, for your advice and concern ... I did, indeed, switch between ice and heat, and no, I didn't even think about working out! Believe me, my calf is in such a state of perma-cramp, walking short distances is painful enough - can't even imagine what doing lunges or some such craziness would feel like! All I meant was that I MISS working out, and I want to heal fast so I can get back to it. And no, no massages - DH is truly awful with any kind of that, and would actually rather pay someone else (say, with a gift card to the local spa) than attempt it himself. Ah, well - he has other gifts.
Thankfully (and I am truly, truly
, thankful - big shout-out for all the prayers and good vibes
) the true sciatica part seems to have passed - no more extreme shooting pain down the leg, can feel most of my foot and toes, can sit, lie down or stand without whimpering, etc. I was able to do the ride home with mostly minor pain, and really, it's just my calf that is keeping me from moving normally. As my huge tube of Biofreeze was at home, I picked up some Aspercreme and have used it a bit - not nearly as good, but seemed to help somewhat. Just taking it easy, doing the stretches the chiro recommended. Oh, and no Motrin since 12:30pm! Considering for the past few days I could feel it starting to wear off after three hours and was literally counting the minutes 'til I could take more, I see it as nothing less than miraculous.
Sort of had a zigzag day today
... not really a good idea, as I have no way to work any of it off, so I'll need to get back on the beach with a vengeance tomorrow and be careful so I don't put on the pounds while I'm less-than-physically-able. Dang it. Did get and read a new book - Lost and Found
by Carolyn Parkhurst, who also wrote The Dogs of Babel
. A nice, quick read, which I finished in the car on the ride home. Looking forward to hitting the library - I still haven't signed up for the reading competition thingy, and I usually rock that thing! Maybe tomorrow, before I pick up the doggy from the kennel.
Hope you're all off to a great start to the weekend - thanks again for all the well-wishes!
Vita brevis ... carpe diem!