Thursday, February 9, 2012

Derailed 2

I can't even believe this!  I am so upset, I cried.  Yesterday, I volunteered at my sons school.  I do this, one day, every other week.  I did a bunch of stuff I am not supposed to do, like sitting Indian style, getting down on one knee, bending at the waist, etc.  By the time I got home, my back was killing me.  I had to take something for the pain and I didn't want to move.  Today, I had PT and I told her how I felt.  She looked at me and I was out of alignment again.  Really!? Because I sat on the floor!?  Yes.  This sucks, why is this happening, just when I was feeling really good.

She said we have to work on strengthening my core.  I am also seeing my doc tomorrow.  No running for at least one more month.  There will be no Jamestown Bridge Run for me.  This is so disappointing to hear.  I am so mad at myself and my body.  For those of you who may be new here, this is what is happening.  I have two issues.  My first is my knee, which is no big deal.  I have mild PF Syndrome and ITBS.  I have been able to run with this and just RICE after.  This is the least of my worries.

The second is my back.  This has caused me a lot of pain, but I thought I was getting better.  I even ran on Sunday and felt good.  In the note she wrote out to fax to the doctor tomorrow, she said, "feel there is probable disc protrusion as well as S I joint dysfunction."  Sorry about all the links, but it is easier then typing it all out and plus, I am still trying to understand it all.

After PT today, I left feeling really bad.  My back was hurting more than when I walked in and mentally, I am feeling drained.  I don't want to hurt anymore and I was so sure I was on the mend.  DH is home for the whole month of February and I am so happy to have him here to help but mostly because he is my biggest support and gives great hugs.

OK, no more whining!!!  This is a temporary problem.  I will not be in pain forever and I will run again.  So what to do now.  Well, back to the bike and walking.  What are your thoughts on yoga with these issues?  I have never done it and think I might want to give it a try.  What about acupuncture?  Do you think it would help?  I am up for any suggestions.

I will be doing the Virtual Run For Sherry on Saturday with a few friends, although, it will be a walk for me.  No worries, the point is to get out there and honor her memory.  I think it is amazing that this run is going to be a global event.  I think that it proves that there is more good in the world then bad and that makes me proud.  Did you print your bib yet?

Run strong, think big!

11 comments:

  1. Fellow RLAM here!
    Oh, two peas in a pod here (as far as being sidelined). I'm so sorry. We can cry together over being off the road. I hope your recovery is swift and pain free, and that we're both back running ASAP!

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  2. Thanks, Hot Mama! I hope you are feeling better soon too. Just checked out your blog and I wouldn't go back to that doc either. Hang in there.

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  3. So sorry to hear this, Nicole. Have you tried going to a chiropractor? I may have already asked you this, but it just keeps coming to mind as you're talking about back pain and SI joint issues. I had problems with my hips and SI joint, and a few visits to the chiropractor helped immensely. Whatever route you choose, though, I hope you can get back to running soon. I know how hard it is to be sidelined.

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  4. Thanks Michelle. Yes, I have thought about it. In fact, I used to work for one years ago. I am having an MRI done next week and then I will go from there. Can't wait to have all this behind me.

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  5. Oh, no! I've definitely been there... and I know what you mean about all the kneeling and sitting cross-legged irritating the knees and back. BOOO on no running. You're right, it's not forever, but it's okay to be upset about it! Hope you find some cross training that works. I think some yoga would be okay, but a few poses are use the knees and back and might irritate it. Maybe pilates? That's more core-centric. Could you try some dvd's from your library? Good luck!

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    1. My gym does have pilates classes. I think I will check that out. Thanks Laura, I also appreciate hearing from you.

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  6. Hang in there buddy! Yes, it is temporary but that does not make it suck any less. Just stay positive and stay as active as you can. you'll be back on the road in no time. You have to have some good karma coming your way...I'm hoping that you catch a break and get out there faster then you're thinking it will take.

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    1. Yes, I hope that good karma gets here soon. MRI is scheduled for next week. That will not be fun, laying still on my back for an hour is going to hurt.

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  7. :( Bummer!! I know how you feel!! My 5k is Sunday and although my back/hip are feeling much better I'm fighting a cold now, ugh! Yoga feels great as long as it's more stretching and relaxation. Acupuncture may help, my mother-in-law had it done when she had a bulging disc and it helped her mend within a month (she's a Zumba instructor so she couldn't instruct for a month but it was a quick recovery compared to what it could of been). Sounds like you need to do some good strength training, that's what my plan is because I know that is what my issue is because my core and body is not as strong as it was before baby.

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    1. Yeah, it is my core that I really need to work on. Thanks for the info. That is great that your MIL was better in a month. I have never tried Zumba. When I can move more, I think I will try it.

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