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So, yeah. This is the first time I've ever completely blown out my back. I credit rowing and the accompanying core/back strengthening regimes for getting me this far in life before having any such serious problems.

Yesterday was pretty much entirely acute spasms. If I concentrated extremely hard and held onto things, I could sometimes take baby steps to get from the bedroom to the bathroom or kitchen. At other points I just resorted to crawling, and on multiple occasions I would start out walking, lose it, and have to fall to hands and knees.

I slept hard for the first half of the night, and when I woke up enough muscles had relaxed to the point where I could slowly walk unsupported to and from the bathroom.

Three years ago, when I was having trouble with my right leg and hamstring, my mom recommended Priscilla's Low Back Repair Kit. I figured it might come in handy, so I ordered a copy, but subsequently procrastinated on actually watching it. Well, now's the time to make up for that, and based on watching the first session, I'd give her work a strong positive recommendation. Time to consider some of her other stretching videos.

Priscilla's voice reminded me a little bit of Isabella Rossellini's voice in her Green Porno series (video series about different kinds of animal reproduction). Powerful and commanding; not a voice you ignore. I love it.

Gonna be another slow-motion day around here. So much for that haircut and those dinner plans. At least classes haven't started yet - can you imagine??

Date: 2018-08-24 03:02 pm (UTC)
ivy: Two strands of ivy against a red wall (Default)
From: [personal profile] ivy
Oooh, sympathy. Back pain is horrible... I wish you the best of recoveries! I too do better when I'm doing my back stabilizing work; I was in a car accident in my 20s and I know the specter is lurking out there. Like Jaws.

Date: 2018-08-24 07:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] twoeleven
Ow! Ow!Ow!Ow! Having done similar things in the past, you have all my sympathy. I now have a long set of stretching and strengthening exercises I do to keep that from happening again.

Date: 2018-08-25 01:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] randomdreams
Wow, that sounds awful! Do you have any idea what triggered it?
altamira16: A sailboat on the water at dawn or dusk (Default)
From: [personal profile] altamira16
I loved watching Priscilla's classes on PBS. Sometimes, I would just laugh and say "Oh...kay, you can do that, but I can't." On PBS, they go through a bunch of her videos 20 minutes at a time so hitting them midway through a difficult series without going through the previous ones is interesting because if you are just following the television, you are not warmed up enough to do some of the more complex things.

What did you do to your hamstrings?

Kaiut yoga sells itself as restoration yoga. I went to one class and was having difficulty with it because I was not getting the poses correct (they were not hard, but they were not ways that I normally carry my body), but one of the people at those classes said that she started doing it due to repetitive injuries caused by rowing.

The yoga class that I go to is supposed to be restorative and for reducing pain. She showed us a nice hamstring stretch that I appreciated on Tuesday.

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