is getting significantly worse.
It seems to be primarily in the evening, after a day of activity. Then at night, it's almost like the lack of movement makes it even worse while I sleep. I just woke up for my 3 AM bathroom visit, and I was nearly in tears just trying to sit up. I'm still sleeping in the recliner, which up until recently was a godsend.
So do you think this pain is normal, like after my lumbar surgery I had shooting pains down my leg as the nerve healed? But that pain was right after surgery for a week and then was gone. I'm nearly 4 weeks out of surgery, and this pain is getting worse.
Of course, this is a holiday weekend, so I hate to disturb the doctor. But I will if the experts here tell me that this is NOT normal.
I have to go to dh's family's xmas party this afternoon, then tomorrow host a birthday party for my daughter. We're expecting a lot of out of town family, so it's going to be a lot of work.
I have just enough pain medication (vicodin 7.5) to last until Monday if I only take 2 per day. With the pain level I'm having, I won't make it.
So please tell me. If this is normal, I will suck it up and work with the pain. If you tell me otherwise, I will skip the party today and put a call in to the doctor.
Karen (AKA yasmina)
PS. The homemade candles were a big hit yesterday!