My last entry was full of whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiining. I did go to PT and did do some of the chores such as the garbage. Plus I threw in an unscheduled stop at Lowe's and picked up fifty feet of fencing. I unrolled and flattened it, preparing it for installation, as soon as I got home.
Then I realized my lower back was spasming. The PT is in response
to my persistantly explaining that my lower back would bind tighter and
tighter as I moved, so much so that simply walking would bring tears
and difficulty in breathing. Finally, a month or so ago, the doc
said, "hey! I think you have a chronic sprain that needs to be
addressed." Gee, Wally, ya think?
Hence, the PT was ordered. I am using equipment that should be
increasing the toning and strength of my torso in particular, the rest
of my body in general. The weight is being added so that I've
gradually increased the amount of resistance. My PT says that I
am doing great and since we are 3/4 through, he feels that I should be
able to do chores, such as laundry and simple lifting, with no problem.
My lower back, particularly on my right side, has been in spasm most of
the day. I told him after therapy that my back siezes whilst
walking short distances still. I am beginning to get frustrated
all over again.
After I left PT, I did a few errands, paid a few bills, and stopped at
LJ's Coffee and Bakery for some tea. I am very conscience of my
posture, so while I was sitting there, I could still feel my back doing
funky things it oughtn't be doing. Then I noticed I was feeling
That's where the crackers would have come in, if I had some. I
didn't want to try eating, cuz lately that seems to make me feel worse
instead of better. The not so great wooziness continued for a
The good thing is, now I am feeling better. The bad thing is, I
am not sure what is causing the nausea. I am also frustrated
because I have no idea what else to do to strengthen my back so I can
One thing that I plan to do, is to see about continuing my workout at
the university's gym. I need to see if I can find someone (a
student, faculty member, or staff) to sponsor me so that my fee for the
term is more affordable. There are trainers there. I spoke
with my PT and he said that was a great idea.
We shall see.