Oh dear. I am happy for you that you know what the problem is, but... sciatica! I pinched my sciatic nerve in my lower back a number of years ago and it was definitely the worst pain I have ever known. I also still have a bit of numbness in two toes (and I can find the line of numbness with my fingers all the way down my leg) but other than that I have had a complete recovery. They didn't give me any meds or anything, other than the pain killers in the hospital for the few hours I was there. They had to give me something very heavy-duty just so I could l lie flat for the X-rays without screaming. One of only two times in my adult life I cried with pain.
Came home with a walker... Luckily didn't need it for too long.
Anyway, I wish you a prompt and full recovery. Find a way to make lemonade out of this lemon and enjoy your week off as much as can be done. Read, laze, spoil yourself, fill your ears with good music, watch the flowers and the birds and the goats.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford