I've had some serious back problems the last few years. Several years ago, the pain in my left leg became unbearable and I spent several days in the hospital. I actually spent a few months in a wheel chair. Fortunately, after several months of physical therapy, I was able to recover and get back to a normal life.
Five years later now, I'm experiencing the same problem, but on the other side of my body. Where my left leg had become almost unusable earlier, my right leg hurts so bad now I can barely walk. I'll see my doctor this afternoon for a professional opinion.
Bed rest is probably the best solution, and making sure I don't further aggravate the degenerating discs on my right side. When the pain subsides, I'll try to strengthen and stretch those muscles to avoid surgery.
I hate being in the hospital and will avoid it at all cost. (pun intended)
For the last several days, I haven't been on my feet except to take care of the very basic necessities of life. I'm not comfortable either laying or sitting in any position, but to keep my sanity, I manage to pull myself to the chair in front of the radio. I'm still making DX contacts daily, but it's too painful to sit for long and listen for DX calls.
My first priority is to reduce the pain in my lower back and my right leg. Until I get that under better control, I'll make an occasional radio contact, log it on QRZ.com, and spend the rest of the day listening to wi-fi radio.
Perhaps the doctor can steer me down the correct recovery path? My radio activity is going to be severely restricted until I can get my back pain under better control.