Oh, My Aching Back

It started two years ago right after my recovery from cancer and the start of recovery from open heart surgery.


Late at night, I wake up tossing and turning with low back pain that just won’t go away. Sometimes, I find myself getting up at 2 a.m., taking a Tylenol, then going back to bed waiting for the pain to subside. Other times, I just give up and get up.

Last night was no different. This morning, I’m exhausted.

Stretching exercises don’t help. A second low dose Tylenol is temporary. The amount of medication I’m taking for my heart makes me cautious about taking too much Tylenol, and I refuse to take anything stronger.

So, here I sit on Saturday morning frustrated, tired, cranky, and ready to tell my doctors to get out of my life. There are way too many visits either virtual or in-person, and I just don’t want to do this anymore.

What’s the old saying? Life sucks and then you die.

I sure hope your day is going much better than mine.

Happy New Year!

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