Thankfully I survived St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but it gave me a giant slap in the face and I had to face my reality. A reality I had been trying to avoid for so long.
Despite all of that, I still managed to get a few miles logged over the weekend. I forgot to turn my app on when I was out and about Saturday the 17th. So that day is empty.
What is Degenerative Disc Disease? And why am I writing about it? Well a few years ago I found out I had it and began treatments, but since my divorce and moving to Michigan it has gotten worse. Not only that, I have not been exercising, put on more weight and I throw around a 4-year-old on the weekends.
None of these are helpful and add to it the life stress and it was bound to “break.” This is not the first time this has happened since living in Michigan. Earlier this year before moving in with the boyfriend and another time after moving here in 2007 I was literally laid up in bed for a week because the pain was so severe . I was unable to move around and I had to crawl to the potty.
In all the time I have been here I have been unable to go to the chiropractor. That has changed. About three weeks ago I was stepping out of the shower and just stepped wrong. I did not slip or fall so it really does not make sense to me, but I could feel it go through my spine the moment I stepped down on the cold floor. After that, I was walking crooked , leaning to my left, sliding me feet to walk,and it got worse as the days went on. Soon I was walking around hunched about like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.