I spoke to Dad this morning and apart from a shortness of breath which is to be expected after having one’s ribs broken he sounded like his old self. I told him we would be there for Christmas and he seemed happy that we would get to see him. I am hoping that we can get to be there the same time as Fiz and Gordon and upon our preliminary look, it seems that the prices won’t be so bad. I am currently waiting to go to see the doctor, I did another 10 minutes on the treadmill today and even though that seems like I would be recovering well, the amount of pain I am in seems disproportionately high. I have a tightness and pain across the top of my hips, and also a searing pain up the spinal column from my tailbone to my mid back. My right leg has stopped aching as it was yesterday however I think it may tighten up again now I have walked a little. I cannot stand upright with any haste and once on my feet I tend to wallk with a hunch for the first few minutes. Even after 10 mins on the treadmill the pain was such that I was not completely upright. The pain is very intense, and very direct and it comes on very quickly. It is located mostly across the lower back form hip bone to hip bone but is more intense on the right side. Mostly it prevents me standing upright and any attempt to arch it out proves futile. I am still a little off centre with my shoulders off to the left, however I can correct it with pressure on my right hip. This is not a solution since it does not last at all. I am currently icing my back again in an attempt to stop the pain. More to come…

I am back, having been to see the doctor and having him write me a referral to a pain management specialist that Alleta knows. He refilled my prescriptions and told me that if I am not better in the next 2 days that a cortisone injection may be the way to go. Unoftunately the drive there and back was not very pleasant and I am now in more pain that I was when I left. I got my return to work doc signed with a return date of next monday which gives me a max of 6 more days to recover fully.