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.