Hey, guess what? I can walk again! Pretty cool, huh?
Since yesterday afternoon, my back has slowly been getting better. Yesterday evening I didn’t push it much; I just rested at the hotel and watched movies. This morning my back was stiff again, but it seems like most ailments always feel the worst in the morning. This afternoon I had to sit in a desk chair for quite a while behind my computer, and afterwards I couldn’t quite stand up straight again. It didn’t hurt much, but there was a spot in my lower back that just wouldn’t straighten out. I was trying to stand straight, but really all I was doing was pushing my chest back! That trouble spot in my lower back wouldn’t budge. So I came back to the hotel and laid down for about half an hour, and when I stood up again I felt so much better. Like I could’ve tap danced down the five flights of stairs to the lobby! (Though I decided to play it safeand took the elevator)
Now I’m back from dinner and still feeling pretty good. Laying down is the cure to all problems. And sitting will, it seems, be the cause of future problems! So I must repeat myself from my last post: Never will I sit again! I’ll learn exercises and stretches to strengthen my back so hopefully this doesn’t happen again (at least, not as seriously), and spend the rest of my life standing, walking, or laying down.