Well, I made it back from my trip. And it was beautiful! But not without mishaps. The second day I slipped on a rock while hiking and It was a down hill forward slip. I caught myself and didn't fall. Not to much damage done. a slight twinge and increased pain. But I was having such a good time, I wasn't about to even think about it. As a mater of fact I've found that when your mind is on something you enjoy, you tend not to feel your normal pain. And in this case, a little more.
But on the next to last day, I was on a "vortex experience" With a expert on vortexes, or vortices's and meditation, which I had never done. We were having beautiful thunder storms with loud thunder and lightning putting on quite a show for me. Or in my honor as I would like to think. lol. When on the hike to another vortex site, I slipped forward on a rock and into a squirrel hole or something similar. And I felt a stabbing and massive twinge in my left lower back. That made me scream out with pain. My tour guide was astounded and asked if I was alright. I said it's just something I have to live with and we won't let in get in our way.
After going back to the resort as the night went on, so did the pain. And in the morning I realized I had hurt myself much more than I originally thought.
The last day was miserable, but I tried to concentrate on the beauty surrounding me and not the pain. Plus I don't take all the meds I'm prescribed. And therefor have built up a reserve. And that came in handy, when I needed a extra breakthrough med.
The plane trip back was the worst. After sitting for over 2 hrs. I couldn't get up out of my seat. Embarrassing! But I made it with my wife's' help and holding on to things and pulling myself up with the back rest of the seat in front of me.
I Think that now after a few days, I'm 50% better and hoping that things will get better on there own with time and laying low.
I think that this is why I take a pass on many opportunities to do things and go places. Cause when things like this happen out of your secure inviroment, it's much harder to deal with. And you so wish you were home!
But, I can't let chronic pain "steal" all of my life!
Good luck, Jim
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