Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ouch... Oooowww... Ouch!

Hello, everyone! I decided to write a quick update while I'm at work. Today feels like it is never going to end. I thought this might help to pass the time.

Rehearsals are going well. We've made a lot of progress on the dancing, and oh boy do I feel it! Not only do I feel it... I can see it. I've lost 2 inches off my waist since we began rehearsals on July 1st. That is just awesome. The part of feeling it, however, is not so awesome.

8 hours standing on concrete per day + 2-4 hours of dance per night = one very messed up back.

Yesterday, I was working in one of the stores instead of video training like I am today. Well, I bent over to get a pan of bread out of the bread cart and got stuck in a bent position. This is not a joke nor an exaggeration. I was stuck for a while before I could fully straighten out again. I looked like The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It was terrible. I'm sure it was hysterical to look at, but the pain was deadly. I hadn't felt good all day, and once this happened I thought, "I may have to go home, but I don't have the vacation days to spare." Honestly, I wasn't sure I would make it through the day, but I did.

When I woke up this morning, I still didn't feel any better. In fact, I felt worse. I still feel awful. It hurts to sit, stand, walk. There's not enough Ibuprofen in the world to make me not feel pain today. I'm hoping whatever is wrong will heal on its own very soon. I cannot afford to miss work or rehearsal.

Speaking of rehearsal, we have our first blocking rehearsal tonight.  I am so excited, except for the persistent pain. I love blocking rehearsals. I always feel so accomplished after it is all blocked. They are my favorites. I'm just hoping I'll have enough mobility to not seem like a crazy person.

Anybody have any good tips on relieving lower back pain? I'm open to suggestions.

Well, my work day is drawing to a close. I should start preparing to pack up and head out. Hopefully, I'll be able to post something a little more uplifting soon.

Keep It Sassy!

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