I've been sitting on the sofa recovering from back surgery. Diagnosis: sciatica. I went from a bad back getting regular pain shots to endoscopic surgery for bone fragments pressing on the sciatic nerve. I had a wonderful surgeon. Hopefully all the little bone fragments are now gone.
I've never felt such pain! And I've had my share of pain. Lots of orthopedic leg pain, migraines, neck pain, blah, blah, blah. My back pain started seriously a few years ago and responded to chiropractic treatment, physical therapy etc. When those weren't effective anymore, I started on injected steroids last year and that seemed to be working great until January. I'm usually the kind of person that just works through pain but this was unbearable! I went downhill pretty fast and was fortunate to get into see the surgeon and scheduled for surgery in a matter of days.
But now I'm pretty much confined to the sofa either sitting or lying down, mostly lying down. I just can't do much more than shuffle around the room. But it's only been a week, right?! I'm going to get through this.
I deactivated my Etsy listings so I wouldn't have to worry about selling but I'm going to start reactivating slowly. Maybe I'll be back in the clay in a few weeks. I may have to do some hand building for awhile till I get my strength back enough to work on the wheel. But I'm going to really start paying more attention to my back and working on my low back physical therapy exercises!