Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I Don't Want To Be Frail

What a not great day, and come to think of it, what a not great month for my health that is. I'm just so frustrated with myself. I've got several issues that keep holding me back, causing me pain and wrecking my rhythmn. Today, I had a fun day planned for the girls since they're on Spring Break. We went to The Lorax and then as a reward for Bugs bringing home another stellar report card, I took them to the Discovery Kids' Museum.  I let them play there for about an hour and a half and I would have stayed longer except that my back was killing me! All I could think of was laying down on a heating pad - like an old lady!

This back pain has been getting worse and worse ever since I got pregnant with Tink. I thought that having her would also deliver me of the pain and it did for awhile but progressively it has been getting worse and worse again to the point that I'm practically back to where I was when I was pregnant - only having a limited stance tolerance.  I'm an active person! What am I supposed to do with this?

I had an x-ray and an MRI a couple of years ago with unsignificant results (a little arthritis was all they reported) which left me basically at square one.

I wouldn't be complaining lol, probably if it was just one stupid thing I was dealing with but I also have this very painful and very annoying knee pain on both sides! I have no idea what I did but it is killing me! I feel like I walk like an old lady - I have had to modify all of my routines and even getting on my elliptical exacerbates my pain.

These are not the only things I'm dealing with but I'd only bore you with the details of arthritis, and other infirmities.  I just don't feel healthy right now mainly because exercising is difficult and being so busy doesn't help my motivation to find extra time to do things that will only make me hurt worse.  I need to figure this out.

5 backward glances:

Christy said...

A chiropractor saved me. I was out for 8 months unable to bend over, pick up things, manage laundry. It took a couple of months of visits but it totally got me back on track.

Rachel said...

I hear you! I feel exactly the same way. My back hurts most of the time, and much worse when I don't exercise. Its a curse! Gotta move, stretch, do yoga, ride the bike, quick walks around the block. I need good weather to get me out again.

Katie said...

I haven't read your blog for a while but maybe I was inspired too. I have tendenitis so bad in my knee. Your pain sounds like mine. Look it up. It is a real pain. I have to ice mine and heat it. Take ibuprofin all the time and supposedly not use it. But i love running so I run and then I can't even walk down my stairs some days.

Amy said...

Katie I'm so sad to hear you say that knowing how much you're loving to run! Since posting this, I found out that I tore my meniscus (actually both but the left healed itself over about a month's time). The right side continues to plague me and like you I heat and ice it constantly, I use e-stim but like you refuse to let it hold me back. Coincidentally I tore the stupid thing in a spin class when I wouldn't allow the fly wheel come to a full stop before twisting out and it just ripped my knee along with my feet out of the pedals. Soooo stupid! You should talk to Courtney about your tendonitis - she was telling me she's dealing with that same problem but even more amplified and she's like you - she said she just would never stop running...

Carrie said...

I stumbled onto your blog searching for funeral ideas ( you have good ones- Thankyou) and kept reading and saw this post and I have to put in a plug for chiropractic. I am married to a chiropractor, he is the best one :) but a good caring chiropractor can work wonders. I hope you feel better! Sorry for the comment from a random!