So, I've decided to make today a chocolate day. All chocolate all day, dark deep rich chocolate....oh ya, with almonds or hazelnuts, and not the cheap stuff, either. Wouldn't a day like that be a dream come true? And wouldn't it be wonderful if all sustenance could come from chocolate (and coffee)? Yes, I'm daydreaming as I'm headed for a maudlin day....therefore, the need for chocolate and the need to dream of being pain free. I'm trying to stop the need to
bitch vent and not succeeding, so here is a little one:
I'm tired of pain, this constant pain in the butt. I have done everything, since starting PT, that they say to do. Every stretch, every exercise and even daily electrodes on that muscle to ease the
agony pain. It gets better OH SO SLOWLY! Actually the last couple of days have been better than usual. I have been very Zen about the whole thing. With little complaining (growing up with 7 siblings you find whining does little good) I've been going to work everyday, blogging as much as usual, knitting, and seeing friends as often as possible. All this, in fact, has made the days worth facing. I often think of Lorette. She can't work, can't blog very easily, and while she most likely can visit with friends, she can't knit! I guess I'll stop complaining and feeling sorry for myself. Lorette is such an inspiration.
Things that have made my recovery possible:
- medicine - martinis (self prescribed), muscle relaxant, Advil LiquiGels
- yoga pants (waist bands are the enemy of sciatica) Verve Leda to be exact
- electrode machine (twice daily) ...it hurts so good
- TJ my PT
- work (it's where I blog)
- blogging (reading and posting-it takes a lot of thinking some days to come up with a post and some have been lame, but at least I did it!)
- friends virtual and real
- the mountains
I'm praying that the end is in sight. Each day is better and I meet the personal trainer tomorrow to start my workout. And speaking of tomorrow...it's Flash Your Stash Day. I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours!!