Monday, September 17, 2012
I thought I'd keep track of my progress (or lack thereof, but let's not think about that yet) in weekly updates.
I am not sure I can see improvements in any aspects after this week. I have had a couple really bad days, pain-wise, mostly because I have felt bad about not helping out with a kitchen renovation at home and I've tried to lift something, carry something or just wield a paint brush. Live and learn. Moving on.
Anyway, spent a considerable amount of time resting. In too much pain to do my physical therapy on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Forgot my breathing exercises on most days, I'm just too stressed (renovation, moving) to remember to relax and just breathe. Vicious circle, that.
Forgot my back pillow at work on several days and had to spend the train ride home (and to work the next day) standing up, because I still can't sit more than 10 minutes or so. Unless I take some of the good pills, which I prefer to not do in public, because it makes me feel like a junkie.
[Starting to feel like Dr House]
In conclusion: this has been a bad week. Much pain, much overdoing it with things I know better than to do, three skipped PT sessions, no reduction of pain medication (quite the contrary, I suppose).
Ok. Onwards. Today is Monday. I can do better.
I like this photo (not mine, unfortunately). It's a little moody, which is how I am feeling right now.