Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ahhhhhh!

During my recovery I sat, and sat, and probably slouched more then I should have but I didn't care because I just was trying to not hurt. Within a few days of being home my back was killing me. We figured out a position I could sorta relax in and Eric would rub it the best he could (the Percoset didn't hurt to help the relaxation either).

Once I was able to, I started going to my massage therapist every other week to help with the tension and the pain. We used a combination of the massage chair and pillows on the table, much like a pre-natal massage. Although the massages helped the spots that were spasming, I couldn't really relax in those positions.

So tonight, I had the most scrumptious of massages. I was finally able to lay on my stomach. Gingerly but ON MY STOMACH! Along with some meditative breathing, I was finally able to fully relax (without drugs).

5 comments:

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

YAY!! And to not be able to lay on my stomach would suck. That's one of my favorite sleeping positions. Of course, I couldn't sleep on my stomach when I was pregnant, at least not toward the end, so maybe I would be OK.

Glad you're getting better. :) Slowly but surely...

Beenzzz said...

I am so glad that you were able to relax and have a wonderful massage. Those are always the best. Surgery and recovery can really take a toll on the body emotionally and physically!

Autumn's Mom said...

so glad you are healing! Yay for the massage. Man, I could use one too.

MrsGrumpy said...

I tried to make an appointment with my massage therapist the other day and found out she had left...and they wouldn't tell me where she went. Typical, but still. Their other people are too rough. I am glad that you were able to relax. It is amazing, in the weeks after surgery (especially abdominal) how much you tense up your whole body to protect that one spot. Yay for stomach lying.

Py Korry said...

Wonderful news on getting some relief without drugs! :-)