Monday, April 27, 2009

And one, and two, and touch your toes...

A girl in her mid-twenties should have no issues touching her toes, right? There shouldn't be a constant aching everytime she sits, stands, walks, bends over, lays down, etc.?

Our "life coach" had us check our back health at work about three weeks ago. I had to sit with my back against the wall and try to touch my toes. Then I had to step over a piece of tape that was at my knee without moving my hips. Apparently this caused me to pull my lower back, my butt, and a little bit on the sides. It's the only thing I can think of that would have caused some kind of trauma. I went to my actual doctor, who is trying to push physical therapy, and she prescribed me this medicine that was $89 WITH MY INSURANCE (she switched it to a different kind, which was only $5... much better). My chiropractor said that I just need to strengthen my core, and suggested yoga (hence the yoga-ness)

However, I did something really stupid over the weekend. A of all, I worked both days at ULTA, despite the fact that I do not work on Saturdays because it's my one day off. B of all (and most importantly), I did a remote for the station... which means that I had to lift and set up equipment that is not exactly light. And I'm majorly paying for it two days later. I tried to bend over slowly and touch my toes (or "roll down my spine" as my mumbo jumbo former acting teachers would say) and I barely made it halfway. Then I tried sitting down to do it... and got maybe an inch before my muscles clamped up.

At the moment, I'm sitting in my ergonomic chair with a Thermacare wrap on my back... praying that I get some relief. I took some of the medicine I'm only supposed to take at night because it's an analgesic, and I'm hoping it will loosen me up a bit. I hate being in pain. I really do.


Fidgeting Gidget said...

Don't worry, I'm 25 and have never been able to touch my toes. I'm just not flexible like that. Hope your pain eases up soon!

Tyr Pontius said...

1. What is a 'life coach'?

2. Why do you need one of these things?

3. Sue the living bejeezus out of said 'life coach' for complicating your life.

Also, two days until Lostday.

Bayjb said...

Oh I absolutely cannot touch my toes. And anyone who tries to force me can pay the medical bills. Sad.