The third consecutive morning waking up with my lumbar area locked and frozen causing me to walk with my head near my knees or crawling. My body will start shaking and I end up on the floor. I can sit on the couch, hunched over and breathe slowly and deeply to help relax. I currently have a heat pack against my back and when I am up to deal with the excruciating pain, I will switch it out with an ice pack. Too bad my painkillers are not easing any of this, let alone killing.
What blows even more is this is the second morning I have missed my morning classes for school. Yesterday I missed my electronic medical billing and coding class. Our instructor had cancelled last Wednesdays class. I have not been for a whole week now and attendance is critical when it is lab only. I sat around icing/heating and stretching my lower back and quad muscles so I could make it to my English class. That class I have missed 10 times already. It is a Monday-Thursday class and I am horrible at doing that many days in a row. Especially because my morning class gets out at either 11:50 (billing/coding [MW]) or 10:50 (Med A&P [TTH]) and English does not start until 2:45. I go home to let the dog out and watch some TV, do keyboarding homework, or whatever and by the time it is getting on the bus time, my mind has wandered and fizzled out.
The instructor and I agreed if I missed one more of her classes, I will not be eligible to get a grade in the class even if per sa I had an A. I wish I was not missing the morning classes but I can not physically and mentally handle the pain for that long and I would rather save up and use my strength to push through one time instead of two or more.
Times like these is when I wish I knew how to do acupuncture on myself.