Good Health Is The Most Important
I’ve been out of action again. This time, it’s because I haven’t been well.
I woke up one day with a weird excruciating pain in my back and it’s been going on every day ever since. Sigh. It’s moments like this that shakes me up, reminds me that I am no longer young, and makes me realise that really, the most important thing in life is good health.
While I went back and forth to chiropractors, doctors and hospitals, everything else in my life came to a standstill. I lost the mood to hang out with my friends. I stopped lugging my camera bag around in case it made my back worse. I spent hours Googling on mid back pain instead of enjoying precious after-work hours with the hubby. I have become extremely familiar with my spine and all the medical terms that come with my body.
The good thing.. or bad thing?.. is that no Dr or specialist has found anything unusual to date. Which means that this pain I feel remains as mysterious today as when it first started. All the doctors I’ve met in Johannesburg have been exceptionally nice and knowledgeable so I trust I am in good hands. One of them suspects a theory that we are now testing to see if she could be right. Apparently, hundreds of people write in forums about such pain and few have locked down a proper diagnosis or cure. If my Dr is right with her diagnosis, she may just rock the world of pain that hundreds of people are in.
In the meantime, I am doing everything else “right”. Watching my diet. Taking my medication. Not lifting heavy things. Exercising (my friends and family should be gasping now). And getting as much rest as possible. I just need time to adjust to this and exhaust the research I can possibly do on it. And I will get back on my feet and move on with life.
If you’ve been visiting this blog the whole time, thanks for your support. I have been invited to something REALLY exciting this week and can’t wait to share soon. Hint: I’m rubbing shoulders with some of the best chefs in the world. Heehee!
Be well, everyone!