Back Pain Journey : Day 1
Friday, September 28, 2012
Last night I used one of the tricks to be pain free. I rolled a towel up and put under the curve of my spine, then I laid flat on my back to sleep. This makes it more comfortable for my cats, as Bitty likes to lay next to my knees between my legs, and Baata likes to lay on my belly all stretched out.
It doesn't make it more comfortable for me. I'm not used to sleeping on my back for starters. I kept wanting to turn on my side, but there was this hard mass beneath my back.
Maybe the towel was too big? I will use a smaller one tonight. My back pain was a little less upon waking, though, so maybe it did help? Everything I have read says the herniated disk can take 1-6 months to heal naturally - this is going to be a process! When I went to sleep, my back hurt so bad that my right hip was also hurting. I wanted to take some ibuprofen to ease the pain, but resisted, and was able to sleep without it. I would say my pain scale today is a 2, which is totally manageable. Maybe the towel helped. My morning pain is usually around a 4-5.
I scrapped my corset pattern that I made the night before last after sewing the "mock-up" together and it looking AWFUL! None of the sides matched up right. I didn't have a melt down, though. I just got more paper out and started again from the beginning drawing out my own pattern. It's hard work! I started getting tired around 9:30, so I went to bed. I really wanted to stay up and keep at it with the pattern, but I didn't want to make mistakes because I was so tired.
Although weight loss isn't my primary goal, I'm going to keep track of it still. It's been such a big part of my life... my struggle with my weight. I just can't let it go entirely....
Today's Weight: 190.2
Friday : Back Strengthening Yoga on HULU
Saturday : 30-45 minutes of walking/jogging in the AM
Sunday : Windsor Pilates
Have a fabulous day today!!!