Welcome back Pete!! I admit its a little after 6:00 am my time in Tx and I have been up all night-so I am a little rummy lol. I must admit reading your post gave me a laugh. It was almost like reading something out of a comic book lol. Black bear and all. Glad you are home safe and sound. Give yourself some time to rest up. I have an idea for you, something that may help you. Try soaking in a hot bath wth apple cider vinegar. Very good for muscular things. about two cups in a tub of water. I know its a pain carting your Mom back and forth, just be greatful she is alive and able to care for herself.
I fell a week ago and broke my left arm. Nowing waiting on the swelling to go down so a caste can be put on it. that was a pain.
Take it easy a day and be kind to your body, its the only one you will ever have.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.