Friday, March 27, 2009
This is the question I'm working on figuring out. I am 37 years old and recently found out the long term pain (like 5+ years) that I've been having in my back is, in fact, arthritis and a slighter herniated disc. I just finished my second round of steroids in about 2 months, which is making me wonder if that's why I gained 5 lbs, lost almost 5 lbs and have gained 5 again.
I started PT Wednesday and right now am only allowed to do back extensions walk flat surfaces, and living around a bunch of hills....well, that's just hard. :)
She said Monday we'd add some ab exercises in, but had to stop everything else that I do that makes my back feel better, ie: stretching, forward bends, etc. Sooo, I'm doing this PT, and getting about 2 walks in a week, sometimes 3. Trying to keep this part up and not give up altogether this time.
Now would really love to know what caused it, other than just that having 5 kids and carrying them around could have done it.
Keep on, keepin' on...