try to catch the deluge in a paper cup (primroseburrows) wrote,
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup


Okay, so I'm in pain here--we're talking a ten out of ten, at least. I'm pretty sure it's sciatica, because it starts at my lower left back and radiates all the way down to my calf (and occasionally even my foot). I recently (as in, a few weeks ago) had X-rays so I know there's nothing bone/structural going on. I've been doing the bedrest thing today, but it's not any better. It hurts most when I'm sitting down, which, y'know, isn't very good for doing internet/computer stuff.

I'm supposed to work a double shift tomorrow, and then evenings on Saturday and Sunday. After that I have a lot of days off, but I was going to pick up shifts on some of those days.

I'll probably hit the walk-in clinic before work, but I have to do that closer to work because my insurance doesn't cover, well, anything near my house. So I have to wait until tomorrow, because there's no way I'll be able to drive a standard-shift car round trip twice (I'm worried how doing it even once is going to work out pain-wise).

Is there anything I can do to make it better, even a little? Lying down helps, but I can't exactly lie down while driving/working. I mean, this really hurts, you guys. Tylenol #3 (acetaminophen/paracetamol with codeine) and 600-mg Motrin combined aren't touching it. Help?

Also, what's with the dragon site? Woe.
Tags: health, oh my aching back, owowowow
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