Lizzie slept about 20 hours today. The back injury that ended my fire fighting career has reared its ugly and very painful head again. I was thinking about it today and realized something. For the last 10 years I have been dealing with the constant back pain everyone always teased me cause I pace constantly. I always thought it nervous energy or something. But today I realized it was my body trying to fix itself. In the past 10 years I have not had a minute pain free. Then about 7 months ago I started walking and got up to 30 miles a week. I was pain free for the first time is 10 years. Then things got worse here and I haven’t bee able to walk in almost 3 months and now the pain is back (no pun intended).
One of my goals for this year is to try and get a tread climber (it’s a bowflex machine). It’s no implants so my back can take it. I think a treadmill would be a little rough. I can no longer leave the house and the kids can’t come with me in the winter I’m kinda stuck. It would felt great to get back to being pain free and I could catch up to my team mates on the Fit 4 Autism team I created. I think the 21 members have logged something like 25,000 miles in the Fit 4 Autism name. I haven’t been able to do anything in months and now all the pain has come back and at the worst possible. I’m to the point again were my legs give out on me, literally. Especially going up the stairs. I bought a jogging stroller last year to take Emmett out in but he just screams and won’t sit in it.
Everyone is in bed and I am going to be also, hopefully before 11pm. Thanks for reading my story and spreading Autism Awareness…..
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