Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sometimes I wish spine transplants were a thing, and that I would qualify if they were. I reckon I have the spinal health of someone fifty years my senior. Lately it's been getting harder and harder to get out of bed, to lift things, to do water changes... Even to walk down the street to get groceries. Putting socks and shoes on is a nightmare, and heaven forbid I accidentally drop something on the floor and need to pick it up...
I keep doing the stretches I was taught when I had physiotherapy, but I think I need to go back because they're not working the way they used to. Hopefully a professional can teach me some new things I can do daily to get myself back to a point where I can exercise, as I'm sure the weight I've put on as a result of being in too much pain to work out isn't helping that same pain, and I really miss doing various dance classes.
I'm going to feel like a useless idiot this Saturday, when we're helping some friends move house. If I'm finding it almost impossible to lift 8L of water (2 gal) how on earth am I going to help people move their stuff? It's also going to seem like a cop-out if I say I can't carry certain things... I dunno, I want to be of the most help I can be, but what help is being able to carry only a few kg? Bleh.