As any of my long time readers will remember, I suffered a major back injury in 2001. I have been in constant pain for most of the last decade. Nothing would relieve the pain, not even pain killers.
I need to have surgery but never had it. I felt there was to much risk involved and I had to many responsibilities.
Anyway, about 2 years ago, I started walking. Short distances at first but eventually making it to about 25-30 miles a week. Before I realized it, my back pain was gone and mean completely gone. I still had the physical injury, but the symptoms had finally subsided.
Recently, the pain has returned because I haven’t been able to get away and walk. I was walking at home until our treadmill broke and needed to be replaced.
The pain is so bad that I can barely get myself dressed. Once I’m standing up, I’m okay. It’s when I sit down that it’s unbearable. However, I have been making the time to walk the past couple of days, with Lizze’s help. I’ve walked about 6 miles in the past week.
I’m already starting to feel a little better. My range of motion is improving and the pain is slowly starting to go away.
I just need to put myself first for about an hour a day and keep walking. By doing so, I can be in better shape, experience less pain and get healthier. I’m determined to keep up the pace. I’m determined to walk away from my pain. 🙂