Saturday, April 7, 2012

Stress



It just figures!!! I was so looking forward to getting in the water Early Sunday Morning and Monday.. BUT yesterday(Friday)I woke up and I could not move!

I told hubs, I cant move!!! He said push the dogs away.. BECAUSE usually that is why I cannot move when I wake up.. all the animals for some reason lay right on top of or next to me. It is like I am their Queen or something. They wont let anyone near me either..so funny! I usually wake up and note I get like 12"(if I am lucky) out of the 72" of the California King size bed!

But this time it was not the animals. It was my arm and shoulder blade. I was in such pain!!!

Funny I have been a ball of stress..and I obviously have been filled with tension. I have been trying to stay positive and up beat and ignoring a few negatives in my life right now. They are just little road blocks that will get fixed! BUT no matter how I try..My body wont have it.. and just wants to remind me!

So What is my BIG Stress reducer? SURFING!! So now because of this pinched nerve in my left shoulder blade..what is it preventing me from doing?... SURFING!..BOOO!!!

So now what? I have been doing the Aleve, Ibuprofin thing. I have done the moist heat and then ice thing. I had my massage therapist "Healer" son work on it for a brief moment, I did the light stretching. I have lathered myself in Icy Hot.. IT feels a lot better today..but now the pulling sensation is on my arm, and not as much in my neck. My shoulder blade feels like someone punched me in the back and is very sensitive to touch.

I keep thinking I will just try to surf a little on maybe Monday??..I want to sooo bad..BUT am thinking.. maybe I should just sit out for a bit... IF I don't I will prob make it worse.

THIS SUCKS!

Sorry had to vent.. Was hoping this will help relieve some of my stress as well! HA!..PLUS I know a lot of you have been here..and can relate.. So I am not alone!

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  1. We have a guy at work that needs to have reconstructive surgery on his neck (bone spurs from his vertebrae are poking into his spinal cord causing numbness in his arms)...well his surgery was scheduled for this upcoming week, but last week, during his pre-op checkup, he stressed himself so much that the doctors thought he was having a heart attack because of his very high blood pressure...so he had to have an angiogram on his heart! Turns out that nothing was wrong with his heart, it was all in his head...now I'm not saying that your problems can be simply fixed by getting in the right frame of mind, but it could help alleviate some of your pain. Therefore, you should just go surf...once you're in the water, I bet your pain will dramatically decrease because your mind will be in a blissful state. It works for me, though the pain always seems to return once I'm back on land.

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    1. PABS I was thinking the same thing. Like what if I surfed and moving it was good???..But then I think Crap what if I injure it more or pull something because of how tight it is..and that will cause me to be dry docked. FUNNY I was working very hard on staying in a good frame of mind..But my body was like oh no..i will show you!!

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    2. OH and I am going to the beach on Monday..and bringing surfboards regardless.. My daughter wants to teach her new BF to surf...I just hope I can get in the water and my arm will allow me to paddle without pain. ;-)

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    3. Send me your contact information (pabs1964@hotmail.com). I am planning on being in the SOCAL area from the 30th of April til the 2nd of May. Will be surfing down in your area one of these days, but you will have to take off from work to meet up...I think.

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  2. good idea to bring the surfboards on monday. It does not hurt to pack them in the car. You can decide whether or not you surf at that time depending on the pain/waves/temperature/mood equilibrium.

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    1. I did I did..and Mo and I are definitely IN LOVE!

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  3. How are you feeling?? I'm so sorry and I really hope that it's starting to loosen up. It is amazing how much tension and stress can affect our body. it just burrows in deep and can make everything feel out of whack. I really hope that it's nothing serious. Hopefully just being out near the water on Monday was relaxing. Did you end up going in?

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  4. I did surf.. a bit sore today..BUT NOT BAD! I shall post momentarily. I am SOOO glad I decided to surf! I'm in a better mood today..and I think it helped the shoulder in the long run ;-)

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