Yesterday my back was hurting in the morning. I don’t know if I slept on in wrong or if I twisted it the wrong way in an early-morning pond clean out, but it was stiff. Then around noon I sneezed. The pain in my back almost brought me to my knees. I didn’t think much of it, but a half hour later, I could hardly walk. Each step brought a fresh stab of pain in my back that made my knees buckle. After that I spent all day lying down.
Today I travel to Nebraska. I’m very worried. My back still hurts a lot. I seem to be able to at least walk this morning without stabs of pain, but I’ve twisted just the wrong way a few times and still feel those incredibly awful pains. So now besides worrying about crashing, I’m worried that I won’t be able to stay seated for the whole flight, or that once we land in Minneapolis I won’t be able to stand up, or that I’ll have to use the toilet and won’t be able to get up from it, or that I’ll lie down in the airport and not be able to stand. Dang.