HELLO! It’s been awhile since I posted anything. I have been healing from an old injury I wasn’t aware I had. I herniated disk ( C 5,6 & 7), re injured my psoas and injured my subscapula. MRI results show that my neck has been the cause of most of my problems for many years. An EMG shows nerve damage. My left triceps and shoulder was not functioning AT ALL!
It has been pretty depressing to not be able to do what you use to do in your training program. It was difficult to fold cloths! It has put me out of commission much longer than I thought I would be and I’m still NOT 100%. No wonder I have lost flexibility in my upper back and shoulders through the years. The winter months have been hard on me and never help my mood! It’s been a challenge living on the East Coast along with sticking to a work out schedule in the winter months, especially knowing that the final episode was shoveling snow. I was already injured but went out to shovel the sidewalk ( I just had too), and felt a sharp pull like electricity running down my left side. That was the straw that broke the camels back as they say. It was soon after that moment that I felt numbness in my fingers. It was absolutely awful. It’s now May and I have improved but still not myself. It will take time. Thank God for my chiropractor! He has been a big part of my healing.
I need to practice patience BIG TIME. It’s most difficult to be patient with myself for some reason. Good news is the nerve is growing back, it’s just a matter of time. That’s the million dollar question I asked the Doctor, “How much time”? It really depends, but It could take up to two years! I sure hope that’s not the case for me. However, I need to prepare mentally for however long it does take.
I have learned that this just may be a blessing in disguise. I have been searching for answers to my limitations (personally, physically and spiritually) and this injury has caused me pause. Time to reflect. Maybe this had to happen so that other things could fall into place. New opportunities on the rise. Sometimes a step back is actually a step forward.
I hope you are well and are keeping your health & wellness a priority.
Live, Love, Honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You!