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Friday, May 10, 2013

Yesterday I talked about nearly killing myself from overexertion (huge exaggeration) and being fatigued and sore for two days, unable to really work out, doing a LOT of sleeping and wondering how much of that was attributable to the exertion and how much was just more of the chronic pain I've been dealing with these past few years. Well, now I've decided (drum roll).........................
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I'm still not sure. The good news is, I was able to get back to working out yesterday, and felt stronger than ever after those two unplanned rest days. I plan to work out today as well, despite being fatigued due to lack of sleep, so maybe not try to do quite so much so that I don't need so much recovery time. And so that I don't end up in more pain than necessary (as if chronic pain is necessary, but ?).

If one were to find oneself really bored and decided to look over my previous blog entries, one would likely notice a pattern of overexertion followed by "crashing". I wonder if one might know how I should go about changing that pattern (open ended sentence, as if I drifted off into thought before I could add the period to end the sentence)
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50SGRANNY 5/11/2013 4:55PM

    CIRANDELLA, I absolutely agree with you! It took me awhile to figure it out, but I finally realize that's exactly what I have to do.

CATLADY52, that's a good idea :) I am becoming much more aware of my tendency to overdo and the need to watch that.

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CIRANDELLA 5/11/2013 11:32AM

    It's really hard to balance medical situations involving chronic pain with activity/exercise. Sometimes, I think it really has to be done on the basis of how you're feeling at the given moment... It's often said, "Listen to your body," and I think that's pretty wise counsel for these sorts of situations. Hope you're feeling better...

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CATLADY52 5/10/2013 5:26PM

    Just write a note to yourself and stick it up where you'll see it often to take it a little easy on yourself. emoticon

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