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Joined: 5/3/2011
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I overcame the doctor appointments, x-rays, MRIs of a physical setback. I overcame the physical therapies and having to drop every physical activity I used to do. Having the back of an 80 year old sounds funny, but it's more than annoying. I hated the pain medicines I had to take, hated not being able to work out, hated quitting gymnastics.
The hardest thing I overcame this year was because of my back and spine. I started noticing the strains last April. Since then, it's been a wild ride. I had to drop everything. My life consisted of new mattresses and doctors appointments. It took me months to slowly get into physical therapy because my back was so stiff. No one really knew how it happened. It was a gradual pain. I spent months slowly getting back into physical activity, which is tough for me, because physical activity is one of the loves of my life. There were many times I felt stressed that I couldn't just get up and go on an elliptical without having a physical therapist there with me.
Now, I am heavy on working out and am back on track. The back problems still persist, but I've gotten used to it. I don't remember what it feels like to have an amazing, flexible back and spine, but I am no longer stressed over it.
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