At this time last week I was in South East Texas and had pulled my hamstring. The trek back across Texas was painful, but made easier by ice packs and ibuprofen. Today, I am better, but it is slow going. Literally, I have to move pretty slow to make sure I don't do anything to cause severe pain. The severe pain happens when I do something like reach for something or step wrong. Most of the time the pain is like a dull constant. You know that pain you feel in exercise class when you are doing stretches and the instructor says "hold that stretch and breathe into it." Well, that is the type of pain I feel constantly. It is just uncomfortable. Ibuprofen does help. And it does seem to be getting better.
I did a bit of painting while sitting in my recliner - thanks to Jo for sending me that great little watercolor kit and paper. I will get a photo later and post it. I guess there is a sliver-lining somewhere.