Focus......

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

FIGURING OUT THE FIFTIES.... SO THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.......

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

So since my last blog I have had a wonderful remedial massage from Linda Richards... She really worked hard on my back and neck and I came away with more movement and less pain...

Got home and had a lovely long bath... actually although I was in it for about 30 minutes it was a short bath.. Now that I finally have a plug I have discovered that my bath is made for someone who is about 4 foot tall... so while one end of me was soaking and enjoying the Epsom salts the other half was high and dry... but I still loved it and it relaxed me so much that I just sat in the bath and sobbed for a good 20 minutes... It was just a total release cry... and I felt a hell of a lot better for it afterwards...

I hit the sack and had a hell night trying to find a way to sleep so my neck didn't burn and ache and finally got up Saturday morning and after breakfast went to the gym with Hubby to trundle on the treadmill while he worked out..

One of the great things about Fitness Matters is the free Physio consultation every member can use and since Nick the physio was there I asked him to take a quick look at my now, once again, totally stiff neck...

His diagnosis is that I have somehow banged my C1 & C2 vertebrae although I have no idea how I have done this... I haven't knocked my head or neck at all last week although Amanda did mention something about a frypan on facebook this morning lol... Hubby went into full protection mode and arranged for Nick to work on my neck right then so I had some more light massage around the area and then Acupuncture for 30 mins... Wow never had that before and I am sold on it now!!! Instant pain relief... well until he took the needles back out then hello pain is back...

I had another hell night last night and I have spent today feeling pretty ill from the pain, and more likely fro the pain killers which I think I overdosed on over night..

The best thing about today was Joseph's birthday and spending time with Manda, Neil, Joseph, Lily, Mum and Dad... couldn't do much with my neck killing me but it was great to see them all..

The worst thing about this pain is that I can't swallow because of it... the inside of my throat isn't sore but it does seem really closed up and when I swallow all the muscles in my neck and throat hurt... now add to that the fact that I have to eat every 3 hours and its not fun at all!!! It is taking me about 45 mins to eat each meal and by the end of it I am exhausted from the pain.. sigh...

After seeing the family we headed up for Andrew to catch up with Kelli's Hubby Colin and I slept the whole way up the coast all the way back and as soon as I got home I crashed again...
And Hubby could not resist taking a photo of me actually staying in one place for more than 2 minutes... noice... see Tank in the photo.. he was helping set me up.. tell ya those boys are pests!! LOL

I am going to head to the gym in the morning to see what cardio I can do without hurting myself... I would kill for a bike at home that I could just sit on and peddle cause not being able to do anything is already driving me nuts!!! Hope I am feeling well enough to do it...........

Yep Jelly is about all I can eat tonight anyway... so its jelly time...

1 comment:

mq01 said...

ive been thinking about a bike for home too. and acupunture, ive got to try that. c1/c2? have you tried rolling up a hot towel as a tube and laying on it between your head and shoulders?

heat and electro-stimulus with lots of massage therapy helped mine, otherwise i couldnt move. dont re-injure yourself cathy, but try not to let it stiffen so much that the swelling locks up on you, basically keep moving, gently, so you can be on stage kicking ass soon!!!!!! shit. passing green tea over... xoxo