Sunday, January 28, 2018
So I had an epidural on Tuesday and I was able to do things like brush my hair, cut my food, and write again this week. I still have some pain, but it's been minor. My trainer on Friday decided we should work on my lower back muscles, to support the spine. I went to a concert that night and instead of my usual pain, I had lower back pain. Temporary muscle pain, I can deal with that. l am hoping to avoid surgery.
On another note, I had made a pact with a friend, back in May, that I could sort of use him for some scandalous reinforcement for weight loss goals. I found the list today and my weight from May is not too terribly far from where it is today. Maybe by next May, I can be below last years weight.
When I started going to the gym, after my injury, my trainer was like "in like 6 months, we can have you down 60 pounds". I was like, "look I have 3 disks hitting my spinal cord. I've gained weight laying around on muscle relaxants for two months, if I can avoid gaining weight and gain a little muscle, I am good". I'll take a little weight loss, but healing is my big goal. Sometimes breaking even is good enough. If this epidural works, this may be where we kick things up a notch. I think I need to talk to my spine specialist first, but I'd like to start moving a little faster if I can.