I am going to keep track of this little episode. Then I will have a real time table on long the pain lasts. I went all the way through the night without another painkiller. I was lulled into the idea that maybe this episode would be minor. That was squashed when I got out of bed and I felt the twinges of pain coming back. I took my pill soon enough that nothing really happened. So now I just have to make myself not do too much just because I am not hurting.
I appreciate having the medicine available, but I don't like to take it too much or too long. I am hoping the pain will drop off in another day or two at most.