Finding things hard at the moment.... I've had anxiety and later depression after my son was born 23 years ago, and can't work because of it ... I've also got prolapsed discs, and up until Christmas my back had been better than it had in a long time, but Christmas day, standing for hours cooking, washing up, more cooking etc my back has deteriorated drastically, I really don't know if I 'did' something to it Christmas day or not ? I've just been waiting for it to improve as it usually will given time but it's been two months now and it's just as bad. Having back trouble for years I'm of the mind usually that you just get on with it, but I've got to be honest this time it's really getting me down. Consultant who was wonderful said that losing weight would help and here I am doing it ( lost 10lbs in six weeks ) and walk for two miles a day with pooch, but I feel pretty desperate at the mo, my 'back' feels it needs the weight gone now! And at 15' stone 9 I've got a way to go haven't i ? I'm 5' 6 so I estimate 10 stone would be good for my back, I just feel I've got no room for error here and that's what is making me feel desperate, I can't afford to slip up..... I feel like an old old woman, I changed my bed yesterday , you know normal stuff and today I'm holding on to the sofa to crawl up off it, didn't want to get out of bed because it hurt so much. IM unsure about asking to go back to the lovely consultant to check if I've got some new damage in case he thinks I've not lost enough weight, weight is something after all you can do something about . I'm just waiting for weigh day to come around every week to see if I've lost a 1 or 2 as I feel that's a 1 or 2 my backs not carrying I'm doing back exercises but my back is so terribly weak and brittle and I don't know if or when I should see any improvement ?
Sorry for going on and on and on, are my posts every short 😄 just needed to share how im feeling with you lovely lot ! Any back exercises or stretches you know help with back pain would be gratefully received!
Love to you all, trier xxxxx