i just got back from my 3rd therapy session today. i guess its true what they say that once you pass the 2nd session, a great deal of change can be felt. yep. i feel much better now. my back feels so much lighter. in my previous post, i wrote about being in great pain because of lumbar sprain. i also mentioned that i needed physical therapy to manage the discomfort.
i was optimistic back then. it never crossed my mind that my condition would take a serious turn. i felt such excruciating pain days after my first session. i took all my meds religiously. and it actually relieved me. well, only for a time. what i did not expect was that the discomfort coming back, tenfold! the culprit, boys and girls (much to my dismay and fault!) is my platform heels.
yes, i know…i’ve been prohibited to wear heels. but, but, i was feeling fine and walking normally already. i thought a day in sexy footwear won’t hurt. well, im sooo wrong. the pain hit me tenfold. now, i was back to the drawing board again. double medications, longer pt’s and “no heels until further notice”.
i was really depressed for days. Halloween came and went and i was in a rut! my only consolation was that at least the kids had lotsa fun trick or treating (of course minus me!). mind you, folks, my depression even gained me a few unwanted lbs. i signed up for yoga but my doctor wouldn’t give me a go. sad, sad me.
push forward to today. 3 sessions and lotsa medicines after, a veil seemed to be lifted. my trips to the rehab center has finally worked its spell. the electric shocks, warm compresses, stretches and a whole lot of prayers paid off. albeit quite too early to say, my gait has greatly improved. i am no longer limping. my lower back no longer hurts. but i still have to take caution. still no heels and strenuous exercise for me. a few more sessions, perhaps.
i am slowly going back to my old self. hello world. hello fb. hello blog:)
- Shockwave Therapy Shows Promise for Tendon Pain (nlm.nih.gov)