Something changed about one or two this morning. I'm still weak, incredibly sore and get occasional chills but the back pain has ramped down significantly.
I have managed to keep a slice of toast down for about twenty minutes now, the first substantial thing I have eaten since early Saturday evening. I haven't managed any ibuprofen since midday Sunday -- even taking it with a little food, I just couldn't retain it. At least the antibiotics and heavy-duty pain pills mostly stuck with me.
Really hoping this trend will hold. It's a huge effort just to get from the bed to my desk, though, so I don't think I'm going anywhere today.
4 months ago