Saturday, September 28, 2013
A little over a month ago, I injured my back... getting dressed :S
I have a history of lower back issues but I had been doing so much better in the last year! but all it took was turning the wrong way while getting dressed, and I've been "out of service" since then.
A friend recommended a massage therapist and I figured why not? I've tried everything else (except acupuncture). My first visit was awesome! after 30 minutes, I was able to bend (while sitting) to tie my shoes! My next appointment was scheduled for 2 weeks later; again, she made me feel so much better but I realized that I can't wait that long.
So I'm slowly but surely getting there; I am quite anxious too, because last week my department moved to a new building. We went from being on the 2nd floor to the 12th floor of a non-governmental building (a first for me).
Given that I have a fear of heights AND a fear of enclosed spaces, I vowed to take the stairs - yes, all the way up to the 12th floor. Unfortunately I haven't been able to do it yet because of my back. But I've been doing my stretches and a friend of mine at work said she would come with me, just in case... so I start taking the stairs on Monday!
It may not seem like a lot, but it is! Before I was hurt, I started "practicing" by taking the stairs to the top floor of our old building (7th) and I'll tell you, by the time I got there, my legs were killing and I had broken a sweat!
Here's to another new start!