Saturday, August 22, 2009
Crap on a cracker...here I am, sitting with a heating pad shoved into my back trying to ease the pain.
This has been going on for about 8 years and what was once every 3 months or so for 7-10 days has increased to 2-3 times a week since January.
This is also one of the main reasons I am here to change my lifestyle on Sparkpeople. I figure that losing poundage and strengthening my back muscles will eliminate the pain. Actually, I hadn't had an episode for over 2 weeks since I started the stretching and strengthening part. You can Imagine how excited I was...talk about a motivator.
I know it is stupid to think that a couple of weeks of exercise like that will eliminate the problem overnight...but...
I have been x-rayed, poked and prodded and at least I know there is nothing wrong with my spine.
I try to be careful when I lift but my profession leaves an open door to injury. I am not really sure what I did to get it started this time.
Today was supposed to be my strengthening exercise day...
What it won't be is a Flexeril day!!! That stuff just knocks me out!
OK, enough moaning
(I can't decide if that is a cocktail or a dumb bell in the little guys hand) I think a cocktail might help though!