I woke up today at 5am after a good nights’ sleep, the first good night since the day I slept like a baby after landing in Nairobi.
I consulted with an SDA pharmacist yesterday about back pain after the trip here. One doesn’t have to see a Doctor here to get a prescription! The pharmacist set me up with a couple of different kinds of pills – one is a mixture of tylenol and some strong NSAIDS and the other is pregabalin which I think he said was a muscle relaxer. The whole visit – consult and a weeks’ worth of meds was: 770 Kenyan shillings or $7.70. I felt ridiculous accepting change from a 1000 shilling note so I told the guy to keep it.
I was advised to avoid standing or sitting for lengthy periods until I see the pharmacist again on Monday. Walking or lying down is good for now. The long trip had enflamed tissue that impinged on my sciatic nerve. While I was feeling some relief from the pain resulting from the first doses of nonsteroidal inflammatory medication and a muscle relaxer, the loop pain has prevented me from getting much sleep.
I am committed to resting my back and meeting with Pastor Benjamin here at my room today to develop our weekly schedule.