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Feb. 13th, 2006


In the hurt bag today. Between my hip joints and my lower back, I feel like I've been hit by a large and rather unfriendly truck. I'm walking like an old man, and I've already downed some 2000mg of ibuprofen.
Normally I wouldn't be too awfully concerned. I've had flare-ups of various pains for a while now, and I am rather prone to sacroilial inflammation (that's the joint between the pelvis and the spine), but this is really really painful. Combine that with some of the other joint pain that I've been experiencing and I'm wondering if I'm not getting arthritis in a big way.
I didn't do anything to injure my back. The only thing that I did that was unusual was climbing up and down the footstool when gluing the foam to the walls and ceiling, as well as doing some reaching above my head. I'd expect maybe a little stiffness, but not joint pain, and certainly not to this degree.
I figure I'll give it a few days and see if it's just a temporary thing, or if I have to start getting the doc involved. I'll probably let him know when I see him at the next scheduled appointment.
My guess is that I have to start riding the bike regularly again, in addition to the walks.
Downside though-- I have a lot of physical labor that I need to be doing with the porch and all. I can't afford to not be able to do it.

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molasses
Feb. 13th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
too many sucksa on my sacroILIAC!
I'm sorry to hear about this and I hope it's very temporary.
The bike, though, is always a good idea. It will hopefully help strengthen your body for the upcoming construction work.

molasses
Feb. 13th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
Re: too many sucksa on my sacroILIAC!
oh dear.
SUCKAS
not
sucksa.

ha.
magicmarmot
Feb. 13th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
Re: too many sucksa on my sacroILIAC!
Strength isn't the issue, never really has been. I think it's more an issue of getting the joints to move, maybe wear down the rough spots or saw through some nerve endings or something. Or perhaps just getting those bits to move makes it more likely that my body expects them to be moving and can prepare for it.

Regardless, I have a feeling that there will be more than one ibuprofen-and-schnapps night in my future.
molasses
Feb. 13th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
Re: too many sucksa on my sacroILIAC!
oo! I want to come to the painkiller and booze night!

well, yes. not strength, your right, but flexibility and just the juice of moving.

in Canada we buy coedine over the counter.
god save our gracious queen.
ignusfaatus
Feb. 13th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
Re: too many sucksa on my sacroILIAC!
i need to make a trip to canada then
molasses
Feb. 13th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
Re: too many sucksa on my sacroILIAC!
it's quite a good thing.
the pharmacist says, "You can't take it into the States. Do you know that?"

:)
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