Thursday, March 08, 2012

I caved

Yesterday I was so stinkin' bold.  I was going to zumba no matter what.  Who cares that my knee wobbled and screamed at me every time I took a step.  Seriously, it's arthritis, it's not an injury (I'll be trying the baby asprin that was recommended!)...I'm going to push through it.   Yesterday the sinus pressure was making my head pound.  That still didn't slow me down...I was GOING.   And then about 1PM, my chest started hurting.  This wasn't a big deal.....kinda.  I went through all the tests about a year ago....I'm apparently as healthy as a horse, but I have these unexplained chest pains.  Go figure.  They have taped off over the last 6-9 months or so.  Every once in a while I feel a tightness or whatever.  But yesterday, they came back with a vengeance.  I laid my head on my desk and focused on breathing...because deep breaths seemed to appease pain.  I was not feeling good.  I am stubborn, I was still going to zumba.  And then while I was putting my stuff back into my bag I noticed it was gone.  My Kindle Fire was not in my bag.  I panicked.  Where was it???  Seriously, I'd die without it! (ok, maybe that was a bit melodramatic, but it caused a huge panic).  That was it.  Zumba was out the door.  I had to go home to search for the missing Kindle.  I did find the Kindle, it had fallen between my nightstand and my bed. (I suspect a four legged fur-baby of handing a hand in this crime!)

I caved, and skipped zumba.  In reality, it was probably good.  I went home, made dinner and ate.  I remember asking Todd if he would clean up the kitchen and start the dishwasher.  I remember watching some American Restoration on tv...but I was out cold by by 7:30  I stumbled to bed sometime around 10 and slept through until this morning.

How am I today?   Chest is still tight, but no serious pain.

I did get in a really short walk before work and I also walked on my lunch break.  So at least I got some activity in.  But just trying to take it easy....

4 comments:

Tanya said...

I think this is someone's way of saying to you "take a break" and breaks are OK. We don't have to go like a bat out of your know where on a daily basis. Rest up, take care of your knee and chest pains. I do hope you feel better soon!

spunkysuzi said...

I know I've had to schedule rest days. It's not easy but it is necessary!
Ralph gets chest pain and he's gone through the stress test, echocardiogram and visits to his cardiologist and they can't find anything. Really hard to deal with because he's already had a heart attack.

timothy said...

one day wont make or break you sweetie and we dont want you hurting yourself. just feel better and kick ass on the zumba tomorrow!

timothy said...

wow am i silly, not really a q, i am! lol i meant to ask you if you've ever tried yoga it really seems to help with my knee in strengthening and flexibility. i just have to "adjust" a few of the poses. you can take a class or try a tape. the biggest loser even has yoga tapes for under $10.