I am a little depressed.
Not so much a psychological depression. More like a physiological one.
My sciatic nerve pain has been getting worse, rather than better. Last Friday I had another PT session. This was the third one. The first two hadn’t really made a difference. It still hurt pretty bad all of the time. More when I was sitting down, but there was a dull ache almost all the time. She decided to do some soft tissue release in my leg since working my back/glute area she hadn’t found any problems.
Well….let me tell you. She struck gold. Huge rock-hard-knotted-muscle gold.
My hamstrings are as she described as “ridiculously tight.”
She worked on them Friday and then ordered me to not do any exercising over the weekend so that we could reassess on Monday. I followed her instructions diligently even though there was some pretty awesome running weather over the weekend.
Then Monday came. I went back to face more torture. Here are some quotes from my physical therapist:
Wow, it feels like there are rocks in there.
If I didn’t know better, I’d swear this was bone.
I usually see this kind of thing with someone who has had an injury. If I had just put my hands on, I would say that you’d probably been kicked in the hamstring by a horse.
Awesome! So, I’m scheduled to go see a different PT tomorrow, someone that has a background in orthopedics.
I’m just so frustrated. I’ve been so excited to be finally starting to feel like my active self again and then I immediately get sidelined. Today I stayed inside almost all day. Pretty much everything that I do hurts, which makes taking care of GT even more difficult. It hurts when I hold him to nurse, when I sit with him on the floor, when I hold him in my lap. Pretty much always.
In better news…
Our little dude turned 2 months yesterday! We had a Dr. appointment and his official stats are: 14lbs, 5oz and 25.5 inches. Yes, he’s a monster baby. I posted this picture on Facebook today and everyone has been comparing their 4-month-olds height and weight to my 2-month-old. And yes, he’s bigger than everyone.