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!