2017-12-04 Recovery Day 273

Today was again a so-so day with the back pain being the problem. Starting of the day the back pain was like all mornings. The problem started about an hour after my morning walk, suddenly my left shoulder started to have some real pain. I had to take after lunch Dilaudid to get the pain under control. I need to explain the difference between my back and shoulder pain.

My back pain is not really pain, it is more of a discomfort. It feels like both shoulder muscles are cramped, compressed. I don’t know what to call it, so I just call it pain. The shoulder pain today is real pain on top of the cramped/compressed feeling. If someone has a better name, please let me know.

I already mentioned that I had my morning walk with Dean. After I got back I did some house cleaning when suddenly my left shoulder started to hurt with real pain. By lunch the pain level was so high that I took my breakthrough medication, Dilaudid. By 3:00 PM (15:00) the pain was under control. For the rest of the day I took Dilaudid every 3 hours. It will be interesting to see if the pain is still there tomorrow.

In summary, today was a so-so day. I don’t want to call it a bad day since I was able to do things. I am hopeful that tomorrow will be a better day.