Hot enough here I feel like I got enough vitamin D, from my short walk with the boy, to last me a week.
Yesterday C and I went on two 1/2 mile walks. That's the most I've walked in one day in over a month.
Today we went on a 1/2 mile walk and then later a full 1 mile walk.
I am unsure if this is more a reflection of physical improvement on my part or of sheer stubbornness born of being sick and tired of being in pain.
Some parts of my back/legs/tailbone have been hurting for over a month now and I am getting sick of it. The exact areas of pain vary enough to occasionally give me some relief, but generally just give me a great amount of aggravation.
Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen, in combination, do a good job of pain suppression, but then I'll overdo it and feel worse the next day, so I try to keep the pain meds to a minimum. Plus, I really don't want to do long term damage to my liver or kidneys. Luckily my heat pads can help.
C and I still walk every day, but it's become a slow half mile hobble, rather than the brisk 1 3/4 mile jaunt that had become our normal. He is biking more now to add to his daily exercise, though.
Generally, standing doesn't hurt as much, unless it's for too long, then I start to ache. Sitting is pretty much out of the question, though I can squat down for a few minutes at a time, sometimes. I've been rating the pain on a scale of 1 to 10 in my mind, and I don't usually get up to an 11 or 12, though it has been known to happen. Laying flat on my back, with my legs slightly elevated, on a combination of three heatpads is usually my best bet, though it's hard to get stuff done like that.
No one else showed up to gaming/park day today, so after waiting around and swinging for an hour, I took the kids out for coffee.
No masks required, just a sign with a polite request to give people their six feet of social distance.