I cycled into work yesterday and Monday…but not today. It’s wicked cold, windy and I have to admit, my back isn’t feeling up to it. I’m giving myself the points for Monday and Tuesday, and Global Warming gets a point today.
I started rehab yesterday, and instead of feeling better today, I feel worse. After an examination by my doctor (are rehab people “doctor’s”? I assume they are) I was hooked up to a very interesting machine that uses electricity to loosen muscles. The rehab assistant stuck 4 little sensors onto my lower back, and turned it on. At first, it felt warm, and like a very, very mild consistent, shock. Have you ever been electrocuted? I’ve touched a few live wires in my day, the sensation is very, um….”foreign” Being electocuted is an uncomfortable experience to say the least. So anyway, at first it felt a little uncomfortable. “Ok, so I want to turn it up a bit”, the rehab assistant says to me. I can’t see her because I’m face down on the massage table. “Ok” I say.
I can feel the intensity of the electability increase every time she turns up the machine. “You want it to be a a little uncomfortable, and right now you’re at a very low setting”, she says as I wince. It’s not pain I’m feeling, but that strange “foreign” feeling you get when something is happening to your body that is not normal. Eventually she pushes the machine a little too far, and I start to experience involuntary spasms in my ass. Yes, ass spasms. I guess, more accurately they would be spasms in my gluteus maximus.
“Too much, too much TOO MUCH” I tried to let her know, without sounding like a wussie. She turned the machine down a bit, and left me there. As uncomfortable as it was at first, eventually my body relaxed and I actually fell asleep. In total, I was hooked up for about 15 minutes. When it’s all said and done, you feel more sore than when you started. I iced my back last night when I got home, and this morning felt worse than yesterday morning. What? Aren’t I suppose to be getting BETTER? Apparently, it’s going to take a few more treatments. I’m headed back today. Wish me Luck.
Global Warming: 2
Modern Living: 1