June 1, 2015

Tapping out

Posted in Health stuff, June tagged , , , at 4:50 pm by viewfromthisdesk

I had a few issues yesterday with back spasms.

When I say a few issues, I mean I couldn’t move without shooting pain going from my pelvis to my leg.  I couldn’t stand up if I’d been sitting for longer than ten minutes, equally it took me forever to actually get into a sitting position if I’d been standing.  I couldn’t bend or lean.

I tried wheat mats.  I tried TENS.  I tried a session in the hot tub to try and relax and warm the area.  I tried Ibuprofen gel.  Nothing eased it.  So I dived into the box of secret pharmaceuticals and masked it all whilst I went out on exit count.

But I knew it needed fixing, so I went and saw the lovely Russell this afternoon.  He’s stretched and pummelled and eased up various joint things.  I’m not saying it’s fixed because it blinking hurts lots right now but I know it’s going to be better in a few hours.  He has instructed me to spend plenty of time in the hot tub tonight.  And I can’t ignore his instructions, can I ? 😉

The mad thing is though, I haven’t seen the lovely Russell for three years.

THREE WHOLE YEARS.

June 12th 2012 was the last time I saw him for re-arranging.  He used to be an every-week sort of treatment.  We joked that my appointments would cover the building rent.  He didn’t even know I was licensed!  Madness.

Three years.  I’m in shock.  But I think it’s a good shock.  I think it shows how far I’ve been able to come in managing my pain myself, how I’ve been able to use other things to stop joint failure in the early stages.  I’ve been able to climb ladders and walk through woods and stand in the cold.  That wouldn’t have been possible before.  There were days I could hardly walk to his treatment room!

Anyways, hydrotherapy is calling.

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