Monday, January 30, 2012
Two weeks ago today, my brother called to say my mother is dying. The intense emotions I felt took residence in my lower back to the point where I could barely move (but I walked daily despite this and it has helped greatly). No prior back pain or injury, I knew what was causing this pain.
Since then, I have done several things to help my back heal. As I said, walking has been a huge doctor, and today I feel 80 percent better.
But two things became obvious to me during these two weeks. They are no-brainers. I suddenly realized how heavy my purse has been that I lug everywhere. I've lightened my load significantly, putting stuff in a small backpack to keep my hands free. I also realized that my smaller size jeans that I was so proud of since losing weight, were fitting in a way that restricted movement and clenched my lower back muscles tighter - thus more pain. So, yes, I put on the more comfie styles (same smaller size) of pants to give my back max comfort.
As I said, these are no-brainers, but I never really realized fully how much these small things can create big problems.
Wishing all a good day.