My doctor thinks I likely herniated a disk in my lower back, on December 26th.
I've suffered a similar injury in a similar location before, but a short round of steroids seemed to power me through the worst of it in a week.
No such luck this time.
A full month after I hurt my back I'm still slightly delicate when standing or sitting.
My mind plays tricks on me, though. As I come out of the proverbial woods, I keep thinking i will hop back up when all is healed, only to crash to earth as the reality of ALS sinks back in.