HulaGirlComingBack
Due to my chronic pain issues I have been declared out of order until the end of the year. My back is literally crippling me. I cannot look over my left shoulder. I can hardly turn to the left. The soles of my feet are still aching. My achilles tendons are itching. My elbows feel like I cannot describe what they feel like. My arms hurt.

I intend to sweat it out and do what the doctors say. Otherwise I will end up in a wheelchair before my time has come. Elbows and feet have to be in decent working order again before I start working again.

The main cause of this situation is my work.

The pain is exhausting me. Moreover, it is turning me into a bloodthirsty individual. Watch out!
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” Milan Kundera.

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Nicky
That sounds awful! I'm sorry that you're having to suffer so much. In the time you're taking off work will you be working on rehabilitation, like physical therapy? I hope you find a great doctor to help you.
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Pinkie
I'm also  very sorry to hear about your physical sufferings, Martine.  Did you throw your back out lifting patients? I hope you get straightened out through time off, physical therapies, relaxation, maybe some appropriate meds, etc.  I trust you receive the best medical care?
"more sinned against than sinning"--shall be on my tombstone "Transpersonal psychology--transcend the self, to abolish and avoid pain...what is the self, anyway?"--Pinkie "Queen of Pain, I'll Always be Queen of Pain" (laughs)with apologies to Sting "Yes it's over now, drink your big black cow, and get outa here"--Steely Dan "I'm just a girl, they think I'm some kind of freak"--Gwen Stefani 
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HulaGirlComingBack
Thanks, ladies. I am already seeing a physiotherapist, and I will see a rehab specialist tomorrow instead of Friday. I assume I will have to exercise. Otherwise I will rust. At the moment rest is also necessary though. Hopefully, a couple of my issues will disappear in time - I doubt it, but I am hopeful.
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” Milan Kundera.

http://borntolisten.com
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ali
How about soaking in a nice warm tub every day, Martine.  Would that bring some relief?
I'm so sorry you are going through this.  
And God said "let there be light".
Then General Electric pushed him out of the way and the era of Corporate America was born to rule the universe.
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HulaGirlComingBack
A warm tub feels great, Ali. Unfortunately, its benefits do not last long enough. I went to see a rehab specialist. According to him the condition I am in is due to stress. He will wait to treat my feet with shockwave therapy until the beginning of next year. Hopefully, they will heal in a natural way.
I have to take er easy, man. No exercise, nothing. Rest. On the one hand I feel that is odd. On the other I am grateful, because I am not capable of doing much. I guess I am close to having a burn out, but my situation still is not bad enough.
You should know I bought new furniture for the living room some time ago. During the delivery process, my parquet got seriously damaged. The old furniture was/is waiting in my garage to be picked up as bulky rubbish. So this morning at 5 am I had to drag some of it out onto the pavement. The worst part is yet to be done. Of course, that is not what I am supposed to do. But I did not have any other options.
I kill most of my time walking, reading, knitting 2 needles at a time, cooking and watching basketball games (live or on TV - I do not know which is worse). I walk because I need some kind of physical activity. I also stretch and listen to music. It relaxes me.
Sleep is a problem, which means I am not recovering the way I should.
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” Milan Kundera.

http://borntolisten.com
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Pinkie
I can tell your spirits are being lifted from time off, Martine, through your topics and posts now. I'm sorry you got so stressed. I'm trying not to let things get to me so much, and just shrug it off when possible. I wish that for you, too. So many dramas and traumas happened  these past ten years. Admittedly, I brought some of them on myself. I can't help but wonder why the preceding decade was relatively uneventful and placid, and then--wow. Life can really be something, can't it! I'm thinking of you. Please keep us updated.
"more sinned against than sinning"--shall be on my tombstone "Transpersonal psychology--transcend the self, to abolish and avoid pain...what is the self, anyway?"--Pinkie "Queen of Pain, I'll Always be Queen of Pain" (laughs)with apologies to Sting "Yes it's over now, drink your big black cow, and get outa here"--Steely Dan "I'm just a girl, they think I'm some kind of freak"--Gwen Stefani 
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Nicky
This is a bit far for you to drive, maybe, but it looks like a great course: https://www.brusselsmindfulness.be/
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ali
Martine - maybe you should be using your time off to look for a desk job.  Don't go back to what you were doing.  
And God said "let there be light".
Then General Electric pushed him out of the way and the era of Corporate America was born to rule the universe.
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Nicky
Wasn't the desk job with the bad chair where your troubles started?
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