Short description, my back is fucked and I’m embarking on a new journey to find some “real” answers, relief and strength. I don’t want to hear any more BS answers.
I know a handful of you over here, and I’ve read a few logs of people putting themselves back together so thought I’d be in good company, among the old farts. Previous log in PW on my Oly weightlifting adventure: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_women_training_performance_powerful/shine_on_you_crazy_diamond?id=4594417&pageNo=0
In the last 3 weeks I’ve had 3 Dr’s, 2 PT’s, 1 Osteo , 1 NMT & 1 MRI still know squat, been housebound for the last 2 1/2 weeks. Not to mention my years of having back issues, but nothing as debilitating as this. Got lots of theories though. Too tired to list them all at the moment. Osteopath’s 1st session helped but er my 3rd one I actually felt worse. Finally after 3 different prescriptions got some painkillers that actually work.
I know I have a few weaknesses, so I’m going to work on those (which funnily enough I was actually starting just before this happened). Also my back isn’t my only problem, so I’m going to work on strengthening every last damn thing that I can.
Goals this week are basically getting back to normal life:
- Get some answers of what I “can do” for exercise from Dr & Osteo
- Back at work, only sitting for 20 mins & then walk around (I seize up if I sit too long)
- Getting my hands on a 1 day free trial in a gym that has a hydrotherapy area
- Only take pain killers if I’m in some serious pain & can’t function
- Do some fucking house work, the place is very disorganised
I don’t know how long this is all going to take me, but long term goal is to get back to oly lifting. And diving season starts in March, fingers crossed I’ll be able to get back to that, of course someone might have to carry my tank for me And on that note
Say what you will about Zappa (& there are lots of names he’s been called), he kept the music industry “interesting” for decades.