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Good news: Yesterday I wrote almost 800 words on the Northern Exposure fic I've been working on in various iterations for at least ten years. (Like most, I have a "Joel returns to Cicely" story in me; mine's just taking a while to expurgate itself.) I also pulled out the not!drawerfic for the first time in almost three years and added about 200 words to it. I may finish it one of these days.

More good news: I added a folded-up blanket to my computer chair and reduced my hip pain by about 80%. (The chair has a mesh seat, so it dips more in the middle than at the sides; I evened it out so it's relatively flat now.) I still went to my first PT appointment, but we didn't do much besides add a couple of stretches, and he reminded me of how to properly do some of my exercises. We have a follow-up appointment next week, and then I'll probably be sprung.

Mixed news: I got a big girl bed (a full) instead of the twin I've had forever, and the mattress is VERY firm. Ultimately I think this will be a good thing, but wow, did I ever have a backache when I woke up this morning. To the point where the first thing I did upon getting out of bed was order a 2" memory foam topper.

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bulleteyes
Jun. 13th, 2017 12:38 am (UTC)
I had the same issue with a mattress and getting a memory foam topper was exactly what I needed. I hope it helps you, too.
icepixie
Jun. 28th, 2017 01:15 am (UTC)
Two weeks later...it's about 85%? I can still feel my lower back isn't supported enough, but I don't know how to fix it save tying a rolled up towel to my torso (I start out on my stomach/side and wind up on my back at some point during the night). But it's MUCH better than it was!
bulleteyes
Jun. 28th, 2017 03:09 am (UTC)
A rolled up towel can get bulky. I had a back issue for a few years and found a smallish pillow that fit right into that space and strapped it on. It was more comfortable than a towel and gave the entire small of my back the support it needed.
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