Saturday, March 13, 2010

Exercises can be dangerous

Every day I get down on the floor and do my back exercises twice a day with a big exercise ball, then I do my arm exercises standing up, and then I stand on the balance board and balance disk and do my ankle exercises. Well, yesterday I seem to have been lacking that key trait that can be very helpful in life - coordination. As I was getting down on the floor to start my back exercises, I twisted and jolted my back simultaneously in a distinct lack of adeptness and my back gave a nasty jolt which continues to this moment. No I wasn't doing my exercises I was getting ready to do my exercises.

I have no idea what I did. I have pain meds. It is bearable with drugs. My thought is if it still continues Monday, I will call the doctor. No this is nothing to do with the injection I received on Thursday - that actually feels fine. This is a new, never before experienced pain, that is just nasty. This may lead to crankiness as well. In the meantime, I'm just going to take drugs and attempt to go about my day. I have already been informed that I am being whiney but that will just have to do for now.

Yesterday I also went to work, got my nails done, met a friend for a walk, and was supposed to go out to dinner with my parents. My father is recovering from his broken leg and is wheelchair bound. To go out for dinner, we need an able bodied person to put the wheelchair in and out of the car. This was going to be my husband but he ended up working until 10 pm. Grrr! Today I hope we can get out for a walk before it starts raining. I'm just going to take my drugs and ignore my back.

1 comment:

WhiteStone said...

Cold packs to reduce swelling at the point of injury.
Hot packs later to bring good circulation to the site. But cold first!
My hubby often experiences this. He wraps a cold ice pack in a thin towel and tucks it in his belt.