Monday, February 6, 2012

If you know what's good for you...

Why is it we resist change, even (sometimes especially) when we know it's what's best for us?
I have posted tips here, things that may help alleviate some TOS symptoms.
Do I follow my own advice?
Mmmm...not always so much.

I want to do Feldenkrais lessons daily-but they are so long - 45 min.
I sit in this chair that is so terrible for my neck and back. But it is warm and comfy and closest to the tv.
I do not drink enough water.
I am looking down at my laptop typing at this very moment.
I put my hair up in a ponytail yesterday and my neck felt stiff, unbalanced, and today hurts.
I have not done rom exercises in forever.
I've not been clipping the dog's leash on my belt, and she jerked my arm the other day, the muscle between my shouderblades in back is still recovering.

It's no wonder I fear I'm always on the brink of a flare up, an episode of debilitating pain.
I want to live as if this TOS is just an occasional visitor instead of a permanent unwelcome resident.
And I guess I do live that way alot of the time.
"Slow down." "Don't do that."- echoes in my head.
I keep going, ignoring the nagging of what I know is good for me.

And I know what is good for me because I have spent so much time reading about TOS and treatments, etc while I have been unable to do anything else, saddled by pain.

So when TOS eases up, I try to forget it and all the TOS rules.
I know I'm not doing myself any favors in the long run.
Stupid TOS.