It’s a snowy day here in the Boston area. I have food, wine, my computer, and some cats. I’m all set for the impending storm. It actually says “blizzard” on the hourly forecast for later tonight. Bonkers.
It’s been an interesting week. The new NSAID they put me on has done nothing but upset my stomach. The pain’s been pretty bad, but I’m coming up on MRI Monday, so there’s an end in sight (I hope). This week I actually had a dream that my back was hurting so badly that I started screaming …. and then actually woke myself up screaming. How sad is that?!?!
Went back to acupuncture and saw a different doctor (the original doc and I work the same hours, so it wasn’t great for long-term). She was great! She needled the hell out of my lumbar spine, hip and leg and hooked them up to a TENS unit, which made for some tingly acupuncture. It was nice, actually. Then she did some cupping of my lower back and also my shoulders to help with my carpal tunnel symptoms. I liked the cupping. I’ve been curious about it for years. We’re going to see each other once a week until things are better. I’m super happy that my insurance gives me a 25% discount and that my FSA covers the rest.
I’ve basically been doing cat-cows and cobra every day and that’s about it for yoga. Just trying to keep things limber at this point. I’d considered going tonight, but it’s cancelled (and we’re banned from the roads after 4pm anyway). I’m not entirely sure what the right decision is as far as going/not going. It occurred to me that I’m doing quite a bit for my back: chiropractor, acupuncturist, physical therapy, NSAIDS, icing, heating, and now more tests. Honestly, I’m hoping that the next step will be steroid injections… I had them in my wrists back in the day and they worked wonders. It’s not ideal, but I don’t care. I just want to be pain-free. Without surgery.
I hope you’re all out there having fun in the hot room!