So this week I’m in
Atlanta Johns Creek, GA working the 93rd PGA Championship for CBS & Direct TV. I’m working in the Par 3 truck. What does that mean? It means we only cover the 4 holes that are par 3’s. So I will get to see a lot of high-arcing tee shots and possibly a hole-in-one (if I’m lucky). Anyway, our crew is staying at a local Marriott with quite possibly the hardest mattresses that money can buy. Needless to say, it’s been rough on me with this %#$@^# bulging disc I have in my lower back. So for the past 3 nights, I have managed to hit the hot tub in the gym and then settle into my room for a long night of tossing & turning. Here has been my sleep schedule. Seriously…over…it…
8pm – Eat dinner
9pm – Take 1 cyclobenzaprine tablet, 1 oxycodone tablet and 2 Tylanol PM.
9:30 – Lie down on left side, pillow between my legs and a slight buzzing in my right buttcheek.
10 to 10:15 – Fall asleep with tv on and iPhone by my side.
12am – Wake up with my back & right leg SCREAMING at me. The pain shoots down my right hip to my foot. I can barely walk as I get up.
12:10 – I get in the shower and crank up the hot water.
12:40 – I get out of shower, leg & back calmer but still has a throbbing sensation.
12:45 – Climb back into bed, watch infomercial or Weather Channel.
12:47 – Start tossing & turning, try to find a position that is comfortable to sleep in.
1am – Fall back to sleep.
3:35am – Go back to 12am and repeat.
5am – Go back to 12am and repeat.
5:47 – Don’t go back to sleep. This time the pain restarts when I lay down.
6am – Can’t get comfortable. Get up and take 1 oxycodone and 3 Aleve tablets.
6:50 – Get up and get in shower.
7:30 – Meet in hotel lobby and go to work. Get Dunkin Donuts coffee. This gives me 4 hours until the pain starts to make me a little crazy.
And that’s how it has been for 3 straight nights (except for this morning. This morning I went down and sat in the hot tub at 6am for 30 minutes. It feels great…until I get out). This sciatica thing sucks. I can’t wait until next week. I have 2 orthopedic appointments and I’m hoping to begin physical therapy and possibly get an epidural (or two) for this pain that won’t go away.
I know we all have aches & pains in our lives but I’m pretty much over this. I’m tired, cranky and the constant pain is wearing me out. So lets get this over with so I can go home already!!!
That is all. 😡