Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Ahhhhhhh and I was doing so well! Two weeks ago from yesterday, I bent over to pick something up at the store and felt a pulling in my back between my scapula and spine. I went to zumba that evening only to discover that the pain was more than annoying and I spent a good deal of the class modifying and massaging the area. At the end of class I gave up early! I have NEVER done that before! For a straight week it got worse and worse. I was using a TENS and icing everynight, but it only got more and more painful until I felt like I was having spasms. Bending and lifting even just knives to show customers made me cringe. I called last monday morning for an appointment with my chiro, who I hadn't need to go to for 5 years! He diagnosed me with a herniated disk which he said he would treat unless he determined I needed more that chiropractic manipulation, etc. I could tell a huge difference after only one appointment. My 3rd being today, I complained of that same pulling feeling when I try to bend to pick things up and how I immediately protect my left arm and lift only with my right now. He checked my rotator cuff and messed around my shoulder and arm until he found a very painful and huge knot of muscle. He sent me over to his PT who worked it out really good. Ten minutes on the TENS (stimulator) then 20 on some kind of roller thing that runs along your spine (sooooo nice!)
I haven't touched the scales! I have not been tracking because I couldn't sit, too painful! Could not zumba, way too painful. Could not walk (jarring painful!) Last week I was tore up with a cold or flu for 5 days straight! Never missed opening the store though, through all of this! My middle is looking and feeling a little heavy, but I am doing better on the eating front since I can actually sit for some time now! I am hoping by thursday I will feel more like zumba! I bought Dance of the inches Cardio Hip Hop at Walmart, will see how I do at it tomorrow and go from there!
Thanks for the goodies and concerned messages! I hate being away!! Love you all!