Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hmmmmm....

These last few days I have been dealing with a pain most of us can relate to: sciatica. Perhaps it was from an overzealous workout schedule before my lower back got strong enough to endure some of the more powerful vinyasas in very difficult yoga classes, combined with the jogging, etc....

or perhaps it is mental: according to "You can Heal Your Life" by Louise Hay (indulge me, I love this text) Sciatica is caused by 'fear of the future, fear of money'.... Money isn't an issue for me currently, but the future has felt a little more like a murky unknown....

Going back to the past, I cannot CANNOT thank you ladies enough for contributing your voices to my aging question blog post - and Dave, too!! I feel so much more at peace. For every comment here I received a convo on Etsy and some of the wisdom MUST be shared. I'll be posting some of the thoughts here with the permission of their writers.
But again, thank you for being here with me.

So I repeat my mantras and begin my walking (walking actually resets your sacrum, which is really good for sciatica) and I will have to take it a bit easier sitting at the bench to tool or to smith... sometimes our bodies slow us down for a reason.

On a bright note, I am four sales away from 500 in the Leather Shop, and that makes me beam like a small Sunny One. I think I may have to throw myself a little party when the blessed number is made real - I am also making a bee and flower heirloom bag for the shop to be listed sometime this weekend - that makes me really really happy!
And really busy - I better make myself useful around here!!!

I'll be posting some silver goodies today in the Metal shop after introducing them to you here!

9 comments:

Runs4fun said...

Hmmm...I must have *stuff* to say...cuz here I am;) Being a runner...I feel your pain! I tore my piriformis (a glute muscle)badly4.5 years ago, downhill mtn-bike racing in Western Canada. Still bothers me when I over-do. It criss-crosses the psciatic nerve. So--when they act up--they do so in tandem. Once you get out of the spasm / pain stage...well, I find that yoga & pilates, running (but not over-training), weights...and the God-send---SWIMMING, help a great deal. Look up some stretches specifically for psciatica. They DO help!

Take care of yourself! It's pretty uncomfortable. (I call it numb-bum)...

Ann from Montana said...

The future is ALWAYS a murky unknown :)!

crystals4eternity said...

Walking is a good thing, and stretches too, take care and be well! :) I hope the pain subsides soon! :)

Runs4fun: My heart goes out to you. I can relate, I tore my glute last year in Martial Arts and it was agony. :( It is definitely going to be a lengthy healing process, mine acts up too. It's no fun having pain from your butt! Ouch!

Happy Healing! :)

Nancy*McKay said...

...i'll never forget a comment i received from a doctor at one time...

...just wait until you grow up...then everything's a pain...

............hmmmmm............

Natalie said...

Okay, young lady, I think you need to make a trip back here to LA and schedule a massage!!! :)

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Heather - Wow - you've overcome some serious pain - I am in awe!!

Ann: :) Indeed :)

Crystals: Lots of stretching!! :)

Nancy: lol!!!! Ah, doctors - so gentle in their wisdom!

Natalie!!!! I miss you, girl - seriously. Do you do house calls to Petaluma? Lol!!!

Natalie said...

maybe someday... i have many wonderful reasons to make a trip north! miss you too. :)

Runs4fun said...
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Dave said...

let it be known it wasn't my comment that was deleted... I am Allison unofficial unbiological Uncle Dave.

And I've been thru back pain... everything in moderation... (As I pour another glass of wine) is always the best advice. That includes exercise, and stretch too.

Dave (the other kind of lady)