Mandatory Rest Period: MOVED!

2005-06-26

I think I'm starting to get used the the 3 day work week. I certainly look forward to my four days off thats for sure! I'm feeling okay energy wise these days as long as I sleep well at night. That really does seem to be my down fall. My back has been less than great over the last month. I'm seeing my massage therapist on a weekly basis, but he hasen't yet made the break through on my back that I'm hoping for. One treatment fixes one problem, and then by the next appintment I have more to complain about that have been shaken out from the last! Does that even make sense!? Does to me :) So, this week's pain has been all lumbar pain, including my tail bone. So, if I wake up in the night with that type of pain, I find it very difficult to recover from it and keep sleeping. My flexor muscles seem to be the culprit... they cease and tighen and then start pulling at the rest of my back. I do a custom stretching/yogish/stengthening routine but its not yet really kicked in. My body feels weak still. A friend of mine whose waiting for a work transfer is going to start swimming with me. Hopefully that will help too.

Let the countdown begin... 11 days until we leave for our Europe trip!! So exciting! I haven't even started to think about what to pack yet.

I forgot to add: Emily? What happened to your blog?

4 Comments:

  • For what it's worth, my husband's physical therapist (from a knee injury last year) told him that a lot of back pain is tied to tight hamstrings...it might be worth paying extra attention to stretching those out when you're doing the rest of whatever you else you do. I have found it helpful.

    By Blogger Becca, at 11:45 a.m.  

  • Becca - Totally good point. I was lying on the floor last night having my husband help stretch out my hamstrings too. I think I need a better way than that though. I'll ask my massage therapist about it.

    By Blogger Kim, at 1:54 p.m.  

  • Sleep-yes, it is definitely key. I take Ambien every night, even tho it is supposed to be a short-term medication. I feel a million times better when I get 6+ hours.
    Stretching hamstrings-there are several yoga poses that deal with that, also a lot of the stretches that runners do will help. Hmm. Massage therapy, I wonder if my insurance will cover that...

    By Blogger Stephen, at 4:40 a.m.  

  • Yes, what DID happen to Em?

    By Blogger mdmhvonpa, at 6:46 a.m.  

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