Sunday, April 12, 2009

pain in the backside

So my holidays have been sent on a curve that I don't really appreciate. On Wednesday I tripped over a lead in my house and caused my back to spasm like there is no tomorrow.

I have this ongoing issue with my back - 15 years. I have kept it under control for most of the last 15 years. Stupidly I backed off a little in the last few months and my back is now telling me how it really is and will be.

The world looks really different from the floor. I should know as I have spent the better part of four days down there.

I am seeing an osteopath and he gave me an elephant stamp for effort! I am so proud. That was Thursday.

He told me I should try and get out and walk to stop the back from stiffening up. I think he might have meant about 30 minutes worth. I did an hour, which included a walk along the beach, and suffered for about 2 hours afterwards. The last 20 minutes walking home were horrible!

Yesterday I had a massage which has helped a great deal to get some movement into the base of my back. I am now able to get some stretches in without too much pain......ha!

I haven't been out much. Joined K for dinner on Friday night and lasted 2 hours maximum. The drive home was yucky! Was meant to go out for dinner and catch up last night but turned that down after my relaxing massage. GRRRR!

I have been investigating pilates classes. Also looking into good yoga places. Need to improve those core muscles.

Back to the lie down time......and the heat pack.


Frogdancer said...

When I read the title to this I thought you were referring to me....!

Hope you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, hope you feel better soon!

Laura Jane said...

Ooh, OWWW, poor Widget.

It is VERY miserable to have a spasming back.

Oww, oww, oww (and chicken soup)

Hope it settles down soon