I have to write this post about my back so that when it happens to me again I can look back and know what I did to help make it better and know how long it took to get better. On June 6th my back went out on me. I hadn’t had an episode with it in over a year so I was disturbed that it happened. After two visits to my chiropractor and his wife I ran 6.5 miles 3 days later on June 9th. That was my longest training run towards the Dumbo Double Dare. I ran the Branford Road Race on June 16th and got a PR, then I ran 4 miles the following day with a decent run. On Saturday, June 22 after not having run since Wednesday, June 19th my back seized up on me in the middle of my easy walk/run. For a few days prior there were hints that it was not balanced and I actually said out loud, “Oh no I think my back is going to go out soon.” I should have picked up the phone and made an appointment with Dr. Pat right then. Then Saturday, I was cleaning out my closet and it was slowly seizing up on me. I was icing it an using my legs and not my back to pick up things, but at that point it was too late. I did a quick arm workout and dressed for a run. My husband warned me that maybe I shouldn’t run, but I never listen when he warns me. This time deep down I think I knew he was right. However, I was going to take it slow. I walked up my hill then started to do some running. After 1.25 miles it hit me. It stopped me in my tracks. I knew Kevin was mowing and wouldn’t have his phone with him, so I had to hold my lower spine while I walked the 1.25 miles back home. I was not happy. I tried to reach my doctors, but they were away for the weekend. Ice, ice ice, is the only way I got through till today. Saturday night was my worst night ever, I couldn’t even walk from my bed to the bathroom because the compression shot pains down my legs. I had to wake Kevin up for help.
I saw Dr. Pat today and already have some relief. I think this will require 3 visits and hopefully I can take walks during the week to keep my legs in shape and my mental workout going. I will continue to post my recovery so when it happens again I won’t get depressed, I’ll know there is an end in sight and I do recover from this.