Ow. Ow, ow, ow. Getting out of bed, inching my left leg out on to the floor, and ouch. Then the right leg onto the floor and ouch. Now I am standing, slightly crooked and back bent forward. I put one foot in front of the other and pain shoots from my calves, up through the hamstrings and through a tight muscle in my lower back.
Forward, a few more shuffled steps, to the stairs. The bathroom is upstairs, and I grab the handrail tightly, and then with both hands as I haul my stiff body up to the toilet. This is no good. Perhaps I did over do it.
A lot of stretching today, in a desperate attempt to loosen up muscles and bring back a semblance of normality. I think it might be too little, far too late.