Yesterday I had my physical therapy evaluation. The therapist thinks that I may have a bulging spinal disk issue.
So, she wants me trying to avoid: a) bending over, b) leaning, and c) twisting. Yikes! All things one does rather a lot of in daily life! And she’s not keen on me lifting anything heavy either!
BENDING OVER: The veggie drawers are at the very BOTTOM of the fridge. As I like to eat, that’s a difficulty! Or feeding my cats. Or getting into horse and book boxes. Or taking sales and eBay photos.
LEANING: This one is a problem because of the dry eye. I can’t put drops in with my glasses on. I can’t see to put drops in unless I’m close to a mirror. 99% of all public mirrors as well as my own bathroom mirror have a sink and often a counter in front of them. Meaning I have to lean somewhat towards the mirror.
TWISTING: Can’t hardly drive without some twisting, in order not to run over someone. Really, you have to look behind you when backing out of the driveway or parking places. Just gotta.Continue reading “UPDATE: Leg pain and back issue”