From the desk of Mama Piggy:
... a slipped disc.
Yep, I have been rendered somewhat non-ambulant due to a "partial" slipped disc. It happened out of the blue this morning. After my morning coffee, I sort of sprang up from the sofa to walk to the kitchen to wash up.
I didn't sense anything wrong while walking to the kitchen, although the back felt a bit stiff. It was only when I tried leaning my body forward while washing the mug when a piercing pain shot through my lower back.
To cut a long story short, I still went to the office to get some work cleared, saw a doctor, and was given two days' medical leave and some very strong painkillers and muscle relaxant.
Being healthy and illness-free is a blessing which many of us take for granted, until the moment we are rendered immobile or weak by sickness.
I wonder if cats suffer from slipped disc problems too?
Update on Polly, an ex-community cat
3 days ago