Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Just when I got my blog to accept photos from the “new” WP upload system, it stopped working. So, I got online extra early this morning to make sure it wasn’t an internet problem. Holiday shoppers are now busily ordering gifts and what not and the system is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, but it seems to be working okay this morning.
But no luck. I took photographs of my three little Christmas trees yesterday, and uploaded them to my online library, but there they remain. Grrrrr. Amendment: View above of our 2 foot tree in a separate file.
My back is better. No, I didn’t pull anything when we raked earlier in the week. This latest discomfort occurred following my attempt to cut my toenails one morning, before I had loosened my back with stretching.
For years, I did 35-50 situps every morning but I stopped that when a orthopedist told me to “stop bending” from the waist (I have scoliosis). Until then I could bend over and place my hands flat on the floor.
Cobb angle measurement of a scoliosis; concave side on the left; convex side on the right (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So, I stopped doing the sit-ups and leg lifts that kept my tummy in check for years. But my newest orthopedist, a back specialist who actually X-rayed my back, told me it was perfectly okay to bend over, and, in fact, good for my back as spinal stenosis (arthritis of the spine) was creeping in.
Lately, I have been making a comeback, so to speak, and doing more bending. But first, I must remember to warm my back with a thermacare heating pad.
The other exercise which seems to help my back is walking. The dogs love it, so I make an effort for them. I haven’t done it for days, however, and will make this post short today so I can get out for a while this morning. Needs must.
Have a good weekend.