I had hoped that this problem was a distant memory but life seems to have other plans. I was fine while I was away. I was actually worried that I would have problems with my back from all the flying that I did. But that wasn’t the case.
stayed in the first weekend of the new year to try and get over my cold.
Over that weekend, my back started hurting again. The weird thing was I
didn’t do anything. I was staying in to get over my cold which as it
turned out decided it didn’t want to go anywhere.
I’m trying to
do my exercise at least once a day if not twice. I can’t always fit them
in in the morning but they are the first thing I do when I get home.
I’ve been to the gym a couple of times. I’ve done spinning. Usually that
helps with my back. That hasn’t been the case this time around.
decided I’d try again this morning. There was light snow in the air
this morning. On the platform at the Metro, only the center area of the
platform had been cleared of snow. The area where people get on and off the
trains was left alone. That seems a little backwards to me. But then
again it is Metro. I slipped on the way to boarding the train. My back
did not appreciate that at all. I figured I would still go and take the
spinning class. It might help with my back.
Got to the gym and it turns
out the instructor had to cancel the class. One of the regulars got
management to help hook up her iPod to the sound system. We listened to
her music. I thought not a total loss. But the spinning really didn’t
help much. I decided to stop after 40 minutes. I thought at least I
could take a nice long hot shower. The water pressure is really high and
that always make my back feel better. Only problem was the water only
got lukewarm. It helped some but not as much as usual.
a little hard to do with the back pain. It’s even hard to sit at my
chair at my desk and do the blog. I think I’ll be emailing my physical
therapist to ask what should be done.
But other things come
first. I went to my doctor last week. I had him look at a mole on my
neck. He’s sending me off to the dermatologist who I see tomorrow. Then
there were a couple other things that needed to be addressed as well.
The back went to the back of the line so to speak.
this can finally get squared away. I have to say I’m very discouraged
over this. It seems it clears up for a couple of weeks and then comes
back. Not the best way to start a new year.