Thursday, May 3, 2007

On a Jet Plane

So this is a bit short, but I am in the middle of washing clothes and packing for my brief trip to Tennessee for the big graduation. I would have written earlier but I was tied up buying furniture for the new office, which opened today!

So I finally have an appointment with a back doctor (of the MD type,) though I am not so sure about surgery just yet. I hear that recovery is six months, which would put me into December, and definitely too close to AZ '08 for any type of real training. But I need some additional consultation at the very least, as my back is not wanting to get better. I had a really bad week (hence, the sparce postings), though my regular back doctor (of the chiropractic type) keeps telling me that this is what happens - good days are followed by bad, ups followed by downs.

For anyone else who has this, is this true? Or is he just crappin' me?

Frankly, I am pretty sick of being sore. I have officially gained 7 (!) pounds since the eight week lay-off, had a meltdown the other day, and said, "Well, my back's not getting better by NOT working out, so f-it, I'll work out." And I went to the gym and did the elliptical for 30 minutes. Damn, even that felt like an accomplishment. But I have to start somewhere, and I will probably get a few minutes on it tomorrow before I take off. I was so looking forward to being all hot and toned when I went to Tennessee, but I am instead trying to figure out what skirt will best hide the jelly thighs. Sigh. How quickly things change....

So on that note, I hope everyone has an awesome training weekend, be safe, and stay cool (for those in the hot AZ sun!) I will post pictures of the family when I get back - and I am sure to have some tales!

Later skaters!


Duane said...

Have a great time at grduation! Have you had an MRI yet?

Cindy Jo said...

I'm sure you know this, but exhaust ALL other avenues before surgery. Have you seen a physical therapist that specializes in athletic performance? Have you gotten multiple opinions? Remember: surgeons are in the business of surgery.

I just found someone this past year (after years of seeing sports docs, chiros, osteopaths, etc.) who is FINALLY resolving some 7 year-old issues!!! And I can still train while they are working with me...