November came around and my back pain was constant for at least a week or two. That had never happened before. I knew that it was time to get a physcial.
The x-ray revealed that I had arthritis. At first I cried, I was so upset and thought the worst. I thought about my Grandma that suffered with dibilitating arthritis and was bed ridden for many years.
Once I finally did some research I realized that it wasn't so bad. I had a choice to just let it beat me or to fight and just make myself stronger. I chose the latter of couse.
I do have my struggles, today being one of those days. I was in terrible pain this morning but I pushed through it and did my strength training and I feel better now!
I attend physcial therapy weekly and I have to strech each day before I get out of bed and sometimes at other points throughout the day. With both of these things and my exercise I think I have gotten so much better.
|Figure Four strech|
|Kness to chest strech|
I will keep fighting day by day to get stronger and hope to be pain free in the future : )