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Week 1 - done

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.

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LIVELAUFLUV 9/19/2012 5:45AM

    Thanks for sharing! I know it's hard to let your body heal, but you have to do that. Try not to do too much to fast, and GET TO PT NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!!!!



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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/17/2012 4:01PM

    I'm glad you are blogging about it. I am positive that you WILL get better....it's just going to take some time. One day, this period in your life will be a dim bad memory. It's hard to see that when you are in the middle of things, but it's true. Trust me on that....I know.
Hugs,
Kay

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DOROTHYBERO 9/17/2012 3:45PM

    emoticon Take care of your self!

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TWNOMWE 9/17/2012 11:05AM

    emoticon about your back trouble. I hope that you emoticon .
Molly

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JENI-OH! 9/17/2012 10:42AM

    Sorry to hear about the pain, hang in there!

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MOMMY445 9/17/2012 9:55AM

    hope that you are feeling better soon,Minna. sending hugs your way!

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DDOORN 9/17/2012 9:21AM

    So sorry to hear about your pain...! Hope you can kick back, relax and find some mental trips to places you'd rather be...!

Don

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 9/17/2012 7:55AM

    You can do it! Hang in there!

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NUOVAELLE 9/17/2012 5:22AM

    Yes, indeed, it's a moody photo, but look at all the power the sun radiates behind the clouds! That's how it is. There's always light in the end of the tunnel, there's always spring after the winter and the sun always shines after a storm. Things will get better for you, I'm sure. Keep us posted on your progress and hang in there, my friend. I know pain is not an easy thing to accompany you through your everyday activities. I'm sending you lots of hugs and a big smile and I hope they make your day just a tiny bit brighter!
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REDELAINE1990 9/17/2012 4:13AM

    One step at a time Minna, you will get there. I know you will.
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