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Stayed in friday and watched The Nomi Song. I was really moved by it, the presentation, everything. Something with the film just grabbed me.

Saturday was lots of drumming including regular lesson and Tigre's class at the Crystal Fox. Then birthday party for Deborah. Rah! Packed with fun.

Sunday I got double-booked with band and softball practice. Since we have approximately one softball practice a year, I opted to go to that, and band was understanding about it. I got through over an hour of throwing and fielding drills before I went down to stop the ball turned it to 2nd, and TWEAK something went wrong in my back. Very disappointing. I had to leave at that point. I still slunk over to tzel's looking much the worse for wear and we shopped at the Han ah Rheum (buns! dumplings!) and I observed her bento creation. I knew I could lay around in pain or do things in pain, so I figured I might as well do things.

This morning I had PT and they were all disappointed to see me hobbling again. But, I protested, they told me I should go play softball! They told me to just be normal! I didn't do anything wrong! They assured me I didn't do anything wrong. Ultrasounded the back, massaged a bit, crack the spine, all of this painful. (The massage MOST PAINFUL.) I know it will recover again, but damn. And to further discourage me, the chiro said I should probably go back to my PCP and "make sure they don't want to do anything else" since this keeps reinjuring. If "anything else" in any way involves surgery, um, no. I already overheard Stacy say to someone that surgery almost always does nothing to help. Currently that is my worst fear.

This is the song that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends... :P

I just told Jody that if you checked my high pain days against my ability to cognate, you'd see a correlation. I have been dumb as a bag of hammers at work today.

Today marks 30 days til I leave for rock camp!


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Mar. 26th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
Mrr, sorry to hear about renewed pain.

Some people STARted singing it not knowing what it was
And they'll continue singing it forever just because
Mar. 26th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
thank you :) i'm glad someone can still stand to pay attention when i gripe about this. i am sure the ups and downs will continue. :P
Mar. 26th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Always I will pay attention when someone gripes about their chronic illness or pain. I am karmically indebted to all who have done it and will hopefully continue do it for me. Which is not to say that I feel obligated! But that it is important to me to talk about such things, and I care.
Mar. 26th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thirty days to Rock Camp?! Gad, I had no idea. WOOHOO!

Sorry about the back acting up again!

I have no idea when I'll be online during the day in a g-chat capacity regularly again. Perhaps we should grab dinner at some point, and actually interact in person! =)
Mar. 27th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
sounds good! schedules will be tamed then.
Mar. 26th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
It's still a good idea to see the pcp in case there's something that they're missing. No one will every force you to have surgery - you can always say no! But getting updates and more thoughts on the matter is a good thing.

I'm really sorry you are feeling bad - but very excited for rock camp!!!
Mar. 30th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
back surgeries don't work to cure
I don't see here what your diagnosis is, but no, surgery won't cure back problems; it can make them different is about the best you can hope for. Orthopaedic surgeons aren't going to tell you that. Speaking from experience...I'd recommend an intensive session in orthopaedic rehab, with physiotherapists and exercise therapists (NOT chiros (who have no medical education--no matter what they tell you}, and at that time, no intensive sports activity at all, because you are piling load onto an area that is injured and needs specific and tempered strengthening, and continuing sports will reinjure and reinjure, until you cannot rehab and will be forced to surgery, just to get you back to 'mildly disabled' and never playing sports again in your life.

Mar. 30th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
Re: back surgeries don't work to cure
hello. who are you? thanks for the advice - my PT is a combo of physiotherapists and chiro. the diagnosis is muscle spasms.
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