Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Trapped sciatic nerve


Flying can sometimes be the thing that tips your body's sedentary work/lifestyle over the edge.

Living on a hill that is also a school route does also not help in winter (icy paths from 'wheeeeeeeeeee' skidding school children). Heck, the hill is enough to throw out most recommended excercise processes - unless sliding for 10 mins up/down the hill till you reach flatter ground where you can THEN (just about) exercise from sounds reasonable.

Sorry. I'm just grumbling. I need to more exercise; I'm aching whether stood, sat or laying down, and work involves mostly sitting talking with people.

Mumble, mumble. Grumble, grumble. I really should not feel sorry for myself. Please ignore me. The iPlayer defying us trying to watch Being Human last night did not help.


chrissie_allen said...

Must be v.painful Lisa. I really hope your sciatic nerve gets free soon, so to speak. That hill of yours IS indeed tough going at the best of times-icy weather and nerve pain combined with it- well it must be agony. Big hug and take care. X

JoeinVegas said...

Probably all that airplane sitting not moving helped

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Yep Joe, I think the combined and contradictory efforts to both sleep (two overnight flights in quick succession) AND to move around was not easily done. I did my best - had flight socks, moved my legs, wiggled my feet etc, AND I got up for a walk whenever I could (not easy with someone else you don't know sat next to you blocking easy access out). But it seemd to snap shortly after getting on the plane and was probably cumulative strain. once it kicked off, there was pretty much nothing I could do to ease it.

and yes, I am still in pain...

Jane Henry said...

Ouch ouch ouch. Did the same last year. Having had several trips to physio I now go to a great chiropractor who's sorted me out, tho it does recurr. Have also been doing pilates which helps strengthen those pesky core muscles. If you need a good muscle relaxant my ma suggested syndol to me, and it does work, but is quite strong. Take care. And thanks for the postcard. Was very touched!xx