I staggered along to the Doctor. I thought I might have Shingles again, my pain is so intense. He says no. The doctor says no. Actually the Nurse Practitioner said no. It can’t be shingles because the blistery sore on my left leg is not on a ‘nerve path’. So it’s no. And if it were Shingles, it’s too late to treat it.
So it’s no.
“Go home, keep moving and take two Paracetamol every four hours”. Or was it every six hours? I can’t remember.
Everywhere people and the Internet tell me to exercise.
I am in pain. Every step I take is so painful in my hips/bum, I have to cry out and groan. Surely that is telling me don’t do this step. My pain is saying “Avoid this!”
But everywhere else is telling me “Exercise!”
Take pain killers and exercise.
Question – If I take pain killers and exercise am I not simply covering up the cause of the pain that is telling me NOT to exercise? What the hell is EXERCISE? I couldn’t even make the corner one house down the road yesterday on our ‘walk’.
If I fold myself over and walk, I can manage – Zombie pose – and bending down is fine – I can still touch my toes. Sitting and lying is fine. Bedrest attracts me.
But I might try this – it’s Yoga. And it makes a bit of sense to me. But I’d try it BEFORE becoming a skeleton in fact.