Friday, July 13, 2012
Just a quick update on my little life.
I've been having lower back and hip pain for most of this year (I'm the only 25 year old who can predict the weather with her hip). I've seen two chiropractors and they did help some, but things are getting worse not better. Middle of June I take a walk with my newly reinstated significant other and about 6 blocks away from my house my entire right leg goes numb. I'm not TOO panicked because my foot had been going numb on and off since this whole back/hip pain thing had started, but still highly weirded out. Go back to the chiropractor he resets me again and bans the elliptical along with lower body workouts this time stating an injured sacrum. He doesn't want to say it's a pinched nerve or bluging disc because the numbness isn't present all the time. So where does that leave me? Confused and with a mild limp when there's going to be rain. (luckily, we're in a drought) I see my regular doctor next week for my yearly appointment so I think I will see what she thinks and if she wants to recommend me to a specialist.
In the mean time, all I can do is walk. So I walk. After being adjusted by the chiropractor the last time my leg hasn't gone numb again so I just hop on the treadmill at the gym and I walk as fast as I can without complaint from either my lower back or hip for as long as I can. It is quite literally better than nothing and that's all I have right now.
On a brighter note, I got the internship that I wanted right here in town. I'm very excited to be working with a young MSW. She's been working in the field long enough to know her way around but has recent memories of the grad program so she can give me some pointers in that area as well.
I haven't been on sparkpeople as much as I had promised I would be and I apologize for that. I really do appreciate everyone who comments here and all the support that I find on the message boards. Recently, I've been doing most of my tracking on myfitnesspal (bettermistakes87 if you happen to log there as well) because their application is just so much nicer to use, but I will always stay with spark for the community. With that I need to head to bed as I am many hours over due for some sleep.