Still excruciating when I
awake get up, but if I take a handful of Alleve and sit up/lean forward in my office chair for about an hour, the pain becomes tolerable. Also more mobile.
I can’t make it late enough in the day (since after about 1 or so, the pain increases) to get to Vespers, and because I’m under orders not to stand more than absolutely necessary, I will not be going to Matins. That will be hard.