Saturday, January 12, 2013
I am frustrated. I struggle all the time to do fitness. I'm Lazy or to be kind to myself ,very out of practice doing physical activity other than at work. I had been doing better lately until Thursday. I did a couple of new stretches and exercises, I felt pretty good. Then it hit , my lower back started hurting and the burning pain and numbness hit both my legs. No position was comfortable. I have history of back problems long standing. Tried all the things I usually do to ease my back to no avail. Had to call off work Thursday night. Unable to rest that night. Had to call in and see the Doctor Friday afternoon. He said I had a pinched nerve and a pulled lumbar sacral nerve. No work for 4 days and no exercise for 7-10 days until he gave OK. Gave me muscle relaxer med, a pain shot and solu-medral dose pac. Told me to go home and rest.
Pain shot helped until it wore off. Don't like the muscle relaxers, I only take half tab, it makes me dizzy and sick to my stomach. It does help with the pain and burning in my leg. But I am frustrated because here I am trying to do right exercise more and get stronger and bam I'm back to doing nothing for at least a week. I have been walking around the house so I can tell myself I am still moving and trying to get fitness in. Oh well at least this time I am able to walk and not laid up in the hospital flat on my back. Oh well, this will pass. At least I am up walking, slowly and short distances and not laid up in the hospital flat on my back.