36/365 Its Not an Excuse
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Well I have been trying to up my exercise. I am being careful; I have such a fear of re-injuring myself. but I am doing more everyday that I work out. Sometimes I feel that pp dont understand how hard this is for me. I have been struggling with dealing with these pain issues
I have been dealing with some discomfort in my neck and lower back. The neck causes both of my arm from shoulder to finger tips to go numb. the lower back where I had the spinal fusion L1 - S5 and the area being lanced due to mersa; causes my legs to numb from the hip into the toes or visa versa. The thing is I have been dealing with these issues for year so they are not due to the exercising. Its just the exercising does on occasion cause it to be irritated for longer periods of time; especially when I cant get the pillows to hold my neck just right.
I had a pillow that helped a little but it dies in my washer and I cant afford to by a new one; but I kept the insides to crochet a cover and to make a pillow for my neck.
When I am exercising I get concerned when the numbness passes form the toes to pass my ankles. The hands go numb while on the computer while riding the bike while crocheting and even when washing dishes.
Yesterday I got the insurance card that we were told we wouldn't get until after March 13th; so tomorrow I will b calling my new primary care to set up an appointment to start my road to even better recovery. I have to go thru them to get referrals.
I also have to c if I am covered for dental and eye doctor. Prayerfully I can get my dentures for the teeth that were pulled back in August. I have only had my eyeglasses for almost a year; yet I ma having problems with my vision.
Well as I said in the title ITS NOT AN EXCUSE - I will not use my disabilities as an excuse not to get healthier.
I also want to thank all of u wonderful sparkers. I appreciate each and every comment; encouragement or advice that yall leave, I would not be making it thru this journey without yall