Friday, March 5, 2010

Oh, dear health

It is so easy to take a normal, functioning body for granted. After all, that's the state we're in most of the time, right? So it's natural to not think anything of it, until something is out of kilter, then you long for the time when you don't have to think about your body and can just let it be.

This past week has been an adventure for me. Sunday I woke up with back pain, which is not entirely unusual but usually doesn't last long. Monday it began to evolve into back spasms, but I went riding at lunch anyway, after all, I've got a race to train for. Tuesday I rode as well, again with the back aches. Wednesday it had finally gotten bad enough that I decided to take the day off. Yesterday it was bad enough that I had it massaged by a good friend who happens to be a massage therapist (it's who ya know, I tell ya), and then went to play basketball last night. It felt fine all evening. This morning it was mostly better, but I took a pain pill just to make it completely go away, which seems to have worked. However, this morning I also had a nice half-hour or so long bout with light-headedness and vertigo with the accompanying cold sweat. I'm mostly recovered from that now, but I don't think I'll be running today as I had planned after all.

I just want to feel normal. Maybe tomorrow. Then I can go for another bike ride. Maybe. Crossing my fingers (and bending my knees...)

1 comment:

Nicole said...

I feel your pain, literally. I have been dealing with crazy back pain, spasms, and sciatica since early December. I can't do anything for over 10 minutes before I hurt. I would love to feel normal again...