I have had the most unusual couple of days. The night before last, I had an almost sleepless night. Yesterday I kept waiting to crash, in fact I went for a planned nap and didn't even feel like sleeping. Last night I went to bed at midnight after being awake for almost 24 hours, and slept well. So I guess it is possible to miss a night's sleep and not feel awful the next day. Usually having insomnia for a couple of hours leaves me feeling dragged out and foggy, not yesterday it was as though I had had a full nights sleep. Just weird.
The next unusual thing happened when I shifted while sitting. The burning, stabbing leg pain that has almost been constant, left. It lessened and while it too has an ebb and flow it has not reached the heightened pitch I have been living with for the past two months. My fingers are crossed and I do know the physics of the back injury, it will be back, but for now I am enjoying a little break.
What happens when the leg pain lessons is I can feel the disc pain more distinctly. While not pleasant the back pain is something I can live with. I started to talk to myself about the surgery. Doubt started to creep in and I actually wondered if I really needed it. Tempting fate is never a good thing. Yes you guessed it! Shift happened again and as I was getting out of the car, pain shot down my leg and into my foot. A little reminder that a decision was made for a very good reason, and there's no need to agonize over that again.
We will miss our Jerri but bigger and brighter things are in her future, and we do look forward to seeing what's ahead for her.