Friday, January 19, 2007

Yoga, Sleep and Work

Yoga has been my friend and my enemy. So, I was doing the "downward dog" pose (which you cannot say to a table full of male friends - by the way) and I went all the way down to the floor, then tried to push back up - like a real push up! Instead of pushing up my left arm pinched and I knew I hurt my rotator cuff again! Yikes!!

I kept moving it around to try to make it "pop" because that's what it felt like it needed. :-) But nothing worked.

I was also having a nasty earache so the next day I went to the doc and she said I had a nasty ear infection and it sounded like I may have a tear in my rotator cuff. Lovely.
So she wrote me out a script for Physical therapy - 3 x a week for 4 weeks.
Yeah right!! Like I have time for that.

I haven't let that get me down though. I am still walking up the stairs at work - and still breathing hard enough to prank people when I reach the top. So even if I don't exercise one day I am still exercising! :-)

As for the new job - I love it - but I'm getting really tired. I need to try to fit in sleep somewhere in this schedule.
I'm going to be gone almost all of next week traveling for work. And I have lots of stuff to do. The only thing I'm freaking on is not being able to get exams in that I need to take.

Other than being really tired - and it's not the fatigue tired - thank God - I'm really doing great!!

Oh - I don't know if I mentioned carbamazabine (Spelling - your guess is as good as mine and I'm too tired to look it up right now). I was taking that for the shooting pain that I get. Well - I hate taking all these drugs - so I was just going to try 1x a day instead of the 3x a day that the doc had prescribed. Well - I read up on this drug and it is kind of scary with the side effects and I found an article where it can cause relapses in MS patients. Nice. I don't think it's as bad as all that - because my doc wouldn't have put me on it if it were - at least I'm hoping she wouldn't. But I decided not to take it anyway. This is the chicken in me.
So a couple days after stopping it, I started getting the shooting pain in the corner of my right eye. Nice. I'm sure that's the MS pain crap.
But I've also started up on B12 again, so it's not come up that often.
Hopefully no one needs to take that medication... just so weird these drugs - they're good but they're not sometimes.

Well, I hope you're all well!! Have a wonderful rest of January... I may not have time to write for a couple weeks.
Take care!

1 comment:

mdmhvonpa said...

"I kept moving it around to try to make it "pop" because that's what it felt like it needed. :-) But nothing worked."

OW-OW-OWWWW!!! Just reading that brings back the thoughts of my knee dislocation about 3 weeks ago and .... ohh, shudder!