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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! emoticon
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  • LORI2562
    Congrats on starting to take the stairs! Twelve floors is a LOT!!! One day it was raining outside so I decided to climb the 14 floors here in my building. I was not able to go DOWN stairs for 3 days after - funny that up was ok, but down was painful. I still walk the stairs from time to time but never all 14 floors again in one shot - I will need to work my way up to that.

    My FitBit tracks the number of floors I climb in a day and my goal is to always hit ten (again - I don't do it all at one time).

    Glad to hear you are feeling better - massage is fantastic - I used to have back and neck problems and have been going monthly for 12 years now.

    Take care!
    1662 days ago
    I'm glad that you are starting to get better. I have put my neck into spasm just rolling over in bed so I feel your pain at hurting yourself just moving the wrong way.
    1664 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your back but glad the massage therapy is helping.
    1664 days ago
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