October 13th, 2009

Kreegah Bundalo

Rest Versus Exercise

The best thing I can do for my back is to take it relatively easy and not put lots of stress on it, in order to allow the muscles to heal. The flip side of this is that I'm not getting enough exercise, and consequently my blood sugar levels are heading upward again, with a 216 an hour after lunch today after a bowl of rice and beans. Drat.

Still, I'm down to only one crutch now, being used mainly as a cane and only in a few cases. My back still hurts a lot, and getting up from bed is still a challenge. I have to roll over on my side and push myself up with my arms because I don't have enough power in my back to lever myself upright otherwise. Slow and steady progress, that's all.

I won't miss this back brace, that's for sure.