Tony the PT Nazi didn’t crack my bones this week. So disappointing.
I forgot all about it while I was there, actually, what with all the sweating and groaning and learning to perform the spine mobilization exercises standing up instead of on hands and knees as my wrists go numb.
My neck feels ever so slightly better this week. Finally. My thumb still tingles at times but not as often and I can make it stop by sitting up straight and stretching my neck to the opposite side. I’m so happy it is a muscle thing and not a squashed disc/bone thing!
I’m fairly certain my problems stem from sitting in front of a computer all day with my arm attached to a mouse, then coming home and draping myself across the couch to watch Miss Marple DVD’s all evening.
I should get some exercise.
Yes. Yes I should.
I tried taking up AM Yoga with Rodney Yee again but some of the movements made my thumb go numb so Tony the PT Nazi told me to stick with the exercises he gives me for now.
After telling me at my first session to do any exercise I want. Hm. I’m pretty sure I saw a faint thought bubble with the words, “Dear god get off the couch!” hovering above his head at the time so maybe he was just trying to be encouraging. I call him a PT Nazi but he is really quite friendly and polite and would never say such a thing out loud.
Just as I would never call him a PT Nazi to his face.
It is also the end of week 3 on anti-depressants and I notice a slight lift in my mood. Too soon? They are supposed to take 4 to 6 weeks to kick in so could this be a mere placebo effect? The simple result of finally taking action to feel better and DOING SOMETHING? Whatever it is, I don’t care. I’ll take it.
So there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I just hope it’s not a train.