It was a long five days of taking meds and being afraid to move, but I'm so happy to say that my back doesn't hurt anymore. It's really strange how these extremely painful "things" can happen so quickly and leave the same way.
The best news of all is that Baby is doing much better. Mommy and Daddy were able to get a reasonable amount of sleep last night - reasonable for new parents, that is. I just can't wait to start spoiling him.
I've had lots of couch time over the past five days and have been watching birds come and go at the feeders. Chipmunks gather spilled food on the ground and that squirrel is making himself at home, too. It's interesting to watch parent birds bring youngsters to the feeders. First parents feed them and gradually watch while they feed themselves. The half grown babies have trouble perching at first. I've seen mockingbirds, robins, thrashers, finches, cardinals, wrens, sparrows, nuthatches, and two or three that I didn't recognize. (Our Sibley's and our field guide are both on a top shelf that was out of my reach at the time.) Harry says that I have built a community of welfare birds right outside our sunroom windows.
I tried to crochet some while doing the couch time. It didn't go very well though - did you realize that crocheting can affect your back? Maybe I'm just weird but it was really uncomfortable. I'll get back to that later - I haven't quit.
I also discovered that Netflix can be a nice thing to have when you can't sleep. With a membership one can watch unlimited movies and/or TV shows on the computer. One night "The Sound of Music" saved me from late night infomercials and helped take my mind off my plight with my back.
It's time to get on with my evening and settle down for the night. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and being pain free enough to leave this house. I have a serious case of cabin fever. Never satisfied, am I?
Take care. My best to everyone.