Well hallelujah! I can walk upright again and without the aid of my trusty walking stick. Walking upright is so very underrated.
Sunday saw me resembling some weird combination of Quasimodo crossed with a constipated duck. What does a constipated duck look like? Me – yesterday. I had that slow and slightly wobbly walk that they have. Hunched over and unable to straighten to my full 5ft 7 ins I tried to adopt a graceful and dignified walk.
Hubby told me : ” You look fine… you’re hardly bent over at all. “ But, I was using every bit of my strength and resolve to stay as upright as possible. My muscles at the base of my spine and in my pelvis burned, and screamed for me to sit down. They felt like rubber bands that would snap at any moment.
Back inside, I relented and Quasi was back BIG TIME!
” You stand more upright when you’re outside, you need to go outside again.” said my terribly, sympathetic husband.
Oh, you’re so funny!
Thinking about it, he probably won’t have that much sympathy. He has Parkinson’s disease and for the last twenty years since he was diagnosed, he has gradually become more and more bent over. The difference is… he doesn’t get any relief from it. He doesn’t suddenly straighten up, like me today. He has it day in and day out… and he doesn’t moan about it – or blog about it!
Yesterday has made me appreciate just how great it is to walk tall. True, I am still sore and tender, but I am truly grateful for being able to unfurl to my true height.
I don’t know what caused my temporary back problems. It could be linked to one of many things at present.
I have given up gluten to try to help my daily headaches/migraines. I honestly can’t remember the last time I didn’t have a headache.
Some folk who give up gluten experience the withdrawal symptoms and I’m one of those. Well, what a surprise?
I’ll bore you with the ins and outs of that in a future post… when I can stay awake long enough.
Right now, I’m just here to celebrate being able to walk upright again… for now.
Not a bad way to start a virgin week I reckon.
Thanks for dropping by and have yourself a great start to the new week.
Dorne (Quasi) x