It pretty much feels like all of my aspirations about getting my fitness back are completely on hold. And the saga of pain continues…
As an update, I have switched physical therapists to one that specializes in women’s care and postpartum recovery. The first time I went to go see her it was amazing. She immediately diagnosed the dual problems that I’m having: misalignment and inflammation. I was really impressed because she was able to manipulate me and reduce the presence of pain immediately! That had never happened before. The other 6 times that I had been to PT about these same issues there was nothing they did that had any impact on the pain.
After that initial appointment my pain intensified dramatically. Which brings me to now. I’m taking a round of oral steroids in hopes that it will reduce the inflammation, allow me to stay in alignment, and ultimately fix all my problems. It’s day two of the six day treatment, and I will admit that I feel different. The pain is probably just as intense, but it feels very different. Before it was just dull aching, sometimes burning pain starting at my tailbone and traveling all the way down to my achilles. Now, it’s more centralized in my back and I can almost feel the bones shifting out of alignment. It’s pretty gnarly.
So…I go back again on Monday. Until then I’m supposed to keep avoiding the things that aggravate the nerve. Which is mainly sitting. Do you know how hard it is to have an 11-week-old and try to avoid sitting down? Nursing standing up is my favorite. I’m hoping that this will produce majorly ripped arms Good thing this little guy is totally worth it!!!