The reason I've come in to work today is, well... The new translation project I'm working on is just starting, and I'm the coordinator for said project. I missed work from Wednesday of last week, so the project has been a bit...delayed. My boss is furious at me, and said some stuff to Donna that she told me which worried me. So, suffice it to say, I figured that if I came in to work today so that the boss could see how badly I'm doing, and if I could get the basics of the start of the new project underway, then perhaps I'll be able to work from home for the rest of the week (or at least a few more days), until this bulging disc of mine starts to play fair again.
The pain in my back and leg is much worse this morning, given all the mobility that's been required of me today, and the pain killers are no longer doing much to help (and the ones I would normally be taking make me loopy and groggy/sleepy, so not really good to take at work), but the good news is that the boss has been more sympathetic towards me this morning, since he's seen how much agony I'm in.
This work day can't end soon enough.