Tuesday, May 3, 2011

back into a routine

Well I was gone for 2 weeks to Canada and had an amazing time...came back to a flare, and I was pretty upset about it.   A friend pointed out that at least I was having a flare for a good reason, and that she was in a flare after doing nothing different than being at home.   It all depends upon how you look at things I guess.   Gladly the flare wasn't as bad as some, and I'm pretty much over it :)

Went bowling this weekend and then that night I got all ambitious and scrubbed our tub...wasn't the best decision I have ever made.  Usually I don't do two physical things in one day, but honestly, I didn't even think about it.  The tub was dirty so I jumped in and cleaned it....well my body has ever faithfully reminded me that this was a poor decision.  I'm now plagued with a really sore neck and shoulder.  Sometimes I have to wonder if I'll ever learn hahahaha.

I had something new happen while I was on vacation.  I started having pretty constant pain around one of the trigger points on my lower back...it got to the point where moving from lying to sitting or vice versa, was extremely painful.  As the trip went on of course the muscles around that trigger point became more and more tight and painful.  When I got home my hubby was able to help massage out some of the knots, but now that he is back to work, it has just gone right back to where it was.  I have an area of about a 6-8 inch radius around my trigger point that will send me through the roof if anyone touches it...I've tried heat, cold, showers, stretching etc, but nothing seems to do the trick.   I'm wondering if I'm getting to the point that I may need an injection in that particular trigger point to help ease the pain.  Just one more question for the doc I guess.

hope everyone is doing well....I'm losing my ability to type a coherent thought so I'll save the rest for later...



Sue Jackson said...

Sorry to hear you are in a flare after your trip - I'm in the same boat after our cross-country spring break trip.

Hope you at least had a good time!

I still have trouble not jumping in with household tasks, too. Hope you feel better soon -


Michelle said...

Have you thought about getting a professional massage? Not a deep tissue because that will just make you sore all over. I have gotten them several times and LOVE them!

hobbz said...

Yes Michelle I've considered it...I've had mixed results though and I'm scared of making things worse...it may be time to try again though