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Day 918- In So Much Pain


Friday, June 06, 2014

Dear Sparkfriends,

Please pray for me and my back. Yesterday, J.D. decided he wanted to try rock climbing at our gym. I decided to attempt too. I tried twice and the first time made it about halfway, and the second time, made it about 3/4 of the way to the top. J.D. made it to the top all 4 times.




But now I'm in a ton of pain, and just hoping it is a one day thing so that I can still run my race tomorrow. I feel like such an idiot for trying something new 2 days before my bachelorette party and now ending up most likely in pain for the whole weekend.

*Edit* After talking to J.D. who is having no back pain whatsoever, who rock climbed 2 more times than I did, we think that I may have strained my back lifting furniture onto my back porch incorrectly. This seems more likely since it was J.D.'s first time too and he's in no pain.


But maybe it will get better. Any suggestions for strained muscles and speeding up my recovery?
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GRAMPIAN 10/13/2014 6:11AM

  Hope you recovered quickly. emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 9/9/2014 6:10PM

    Maybe you tried to just do too uch at once

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CORNERKICK 6/14/2014 4:46PM

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SUPERSYLPH 6/8/2014 11:37PM

    I soak in a tub for back pain. I also avoid too much bed rest.

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CHERYLE51 6/8/2014 10:02PM

    Take care of yourself. I hope your bachelorette party was fun.

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MRSRIGS1 6/8/2014 5:05PM

    I'm so sorry emoticon

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NEWTINK 6/8/2014 12:35PM

    A doctor's visit !!!really don't play with it emoticon

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STEVENK87 6/8/2014 2:24AM

    emoticon I hope u feel better

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BLUEJEAN99 6/8/2014 1:47AM

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CICELY360 6/8/2014 1:44AM

  good blog

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AMBER461 6/7/2014 11:29PM

  Hope your back feels better soon, I will pray for you hoping for a speedy recover so that you can enjoy yourself.

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ROCKYCPA 6/7/2014 11:28PM

    My goodness - take care of yourself!

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KNYAGENYA 6/7/2014 8:20PM

    Wow.

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JUSGETTENBY42 6/7/2014 8:16PM

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 6/7/2014 8:15PM

    How about a soak in a hot tub with some pain reliever.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/7/2014 8:06PM

    Maybe stretch, SLOWLY!

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DIANNEMT 6/7/2014 8:03PM

    I hope your race went super and the party weekend is in full swing.

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TIHAITIEN 6/7/2014 7:24PM

    emoticon Drink plenty of water, take some Ibuprofen and rest.

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JSEATTLE 6/7/2014 5:56PM

  I would recommend bed rest for back pain, but you have a party to go too!! So sorry to hear this. Best of luck to you.

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PATRICIAANN46 6/7/2014 5:51PM

  So sorry to hear about this!!!!! When I over-do and my back is affected by it, I usually take Aleve, Ice it, and then put on something like Icy-Hot or any Muscle Rub. I hope this works for you. By now, you have either already run in your race, and all is well, or you haven't and are still hurting. I hope you have run your race.
Be well.......... emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 6/7/2014 3:27PM

  oh dear, yes, I'll put in a word for you in a few seconds.

I have tried all these things they mentioned here, and they helped alot. emoticon

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SDEHNKE 6/7/2014 3:16PM

    I can't offer any better advice than what you've gotten already just sending prayers your way. emoticon

Suellen


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NONNAOF2 6/7/2014 2:30PM

  If you're able to take some kind of anti-inflammatory, use some heat and ice on your back helps. There are also patches that you can buy at the store or pharmacy that keeps heat on your back for up to eight hours, so you can relax the muscles. You could easily wear it under your clothes! Good luck! :-)
P.S. You should be so proud of being able to climb as much as you did. You'll recover, your timing was a bit off for your social activities though!

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SHARON7464 6/7/2014 1:20PM

    Doans back pills, myogel, and chiropractor

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TINAJANE76 6/7/2014 10:45AM

    Try some anti-inflammatories and to rest up if you can for the next day or so. If it's just a mild strain, you should be feeling better pretty quickly. Hope you're all better in time for your bachelorette party. Have a blast!

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PATRICIA-CR 6/7/2014 10:40AM

    Sorry to hear that. emoticon

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LCRUMLEY81 6/7/2014 10:32AM

  Not fun but hope its a fast recovery

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SHOAPIE 6/7/2014 10:30AM

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CFMOSS 6/7/2014 10:11AM

    Ugh....take care of yourself so you can enjoy your bachelorette party.

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GARDENCHRIS 6/7/2014 9:06AM

    rest..... sometimes i lay flat out on the floor and stretch my arms and legs and just lay there relaxed

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DJSHIP46 6/7/2014 9:05AM

    I see my chiropractor. Use ice and Bio Freeze... then just rest and try to get well. Sure hope you are better VERY soon emoticon

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WRITE-OWN-STORY 6/7/2014 9:04AM

    A bath with a bit of Epsom salt to help with the swelling of those injured muscles? Anti inflammatory meds like Advil could also help. And Icy Hot, cream or application pad, either way it works wonders.

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GRANJERRY1 6/7/2014 9:03AM

    emoticon that you hurt your back.... Will specially keep you in my prayers....that you can enjoy the party you are so looking forward to.

Hugs, prayers & blessings

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MAYBER 6/7/2014 8:54AM

    One day at a time
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WORKNPROGRESS49 6/7/2014 8:51AM

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JERICHO1991 6/7/2014 8:30AM

    Massage, gentle stretching, and movement? Hope you're feeling better soon.

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PENOWOK 6/7/2014 8:25AM

    All good suggestions...I suspect your run is right now...hoping you are up to it!

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SHERYLP461 6/7/2014 8:22AM

    movement is best, the new thought is not to go to bed or sit still.

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 6/7/2014 8:01AM

    Get well soon...

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WATERDIAMONDS 6/7/2014 7:18AM

    Bless your heart! Everyone has given you some great tips, so I'll just say I hope, hope, hope you are better by now!

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BIGDOG18 6/7/2014 7:17AM

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GONNALOSE5 6/7/2014 7:17AM

    Sorry to hear about your back emoticon I hope you feel better soon; pamper your back and perhaps take what pain killer you can.

Hurry back to better health emoticon

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BESSHAILE 6/7/2014 6:47AM

    Absolutely- Prayers for you for sure.

What they all said but also wear very good shoes - no heels. forget about what you look like. I always switch to my clunky Sketchers with the rocker bottom when my back is out. the flexing of your feet gently pulls on the muscles in along your lower spine.

and to ice my back, I really do use a bag of frozen peas!!!

I am no doctor but I do have lots of back issues and my own doctor told me I can double up (and even tripple up) on over the counter ibuprophen and take it every 8 hours and it's the same as a prescription strength. He told me there was an actual theraputic effect beyond pain relief for taking it as long as a week. But that was my doctor's advice to me. Please consult your own before taking it. But it does help a LOT.

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CHERYLHURT 6/7/2014 6:35AM

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SUNSHINEGB 6/7/2014 5:25AM

    I pray you are feeling much better today!
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LISAN0415 6/7/2014 1:35AM

    I will pray for you, and in the meantime, take a long Epsom salt bath- believe it or not, it really really helps! put some Icy hot on right after, and take some alleve or advil. Then repeat the next day. Let me know how this works for you!

-Lisa

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NASFKAB 6/7/2014 12:48AM

  hugs prayers you feel better soon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 6/6/2014 10:34PM

    I hope your back is feeling better.



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JAMER123 6/6/2014 9:32PM

    For such short notice, I would suggest RICE but if you have the time and know one, a good massage of those muscles will settle them down. Hoping you are better in the morning. Sending a prayer your way!
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DIDMIS 6/6/2014 9:31PM

    Sorry you are in so much pain. Hope you sleep well and wake much better.

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