A health freak mom's thoughts on health and all things healthy

Month: October 2013

Cass’ Urine Leakage Problem – 2nd Opinion Sought

Cass’ Urine Leakage Problem – 2nd Opinion Sought

We brought Cass to see a Professor at UMSC (University Malaya Specialist Centre) yesterday for a second opinion on her urine leakage problem. The Professor did a quick non-invasive test on her to see the extent of the urine leakage. He asked Cass to cough […]

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Handy Manny

Handy Manny

Last weekend, when my hubs could not find a plumber to come over, he had to fix a clogged sink with a broken pipe himself. My hubs has never been taught how to fix clogged sink or how to fix broken pipes and what nots. […]

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Back and Waist Ache

Back and Waist Ache

I cannot pinpoint what I did exactly that caused the terrible ache that stretches from my right back to my right waist.  The pain is more pronounced when I sleep. I cannot lie on my back nor sleep on my right. That would cause me breathlessness from the severe pain!   Gawd, history has indeed been repeated. I have had similar bad episodes of bad pain in the past which caused me to be in tears.  Imagine the pain is even more severe than childbirth via C-Section.  I did not shed a single tear in my 3 C-sections though I must admit that the spinal epidural was one of the most painful experiences I have had.  But the past backaches that attacked me had caused me to be in tears.  Anyone would be in tears when the pain is so piercing that you cannot even have a good 30-minute shut eye at night.

This time, though the pain is not as bad as the previous episodes, it is bad enough to cause me sleepless nights. For someone who is so dead beat tired that the word insomnia is not in her vocab anymore, I have been having sleepless nights caused by the back and waist ache.  The only position that  can get me a few hours of light sleep is  on my left side. A turn to my back or right side would cause the pain to pierce through my entire body.

For the past 2 days, I have been doing back bends on my fitball once again.  My fitball has been hiding at the darkest corner of my living room for over a year!  I miss my fitball. I have not been exercising on it for more than a year. And I have been getting massages from my OTO massage chair for the past 2 days. These manage to relief the pain during the day. When night falls, the pain would creep out again the moment I hit the bed!  NIGHTMARE begins the moment my back touches the bed!

Today, I have been lying on my bed, trying to find a position that would cause the least pain when I am on my bed.  The only position that allows me to turn to my right side is the ‘prawn position’!  You know how a prawn looks like when it is all curled up? Yup, that is the position that I can find some comfort if I sleep on my right side.

The hubs has advised me to use ice or hot compress on my back to get some relieve. I think I will do just that too, on top of what he’s been doing for me.  He’s been applying Perskindol rub on my back followed with a pain-relief plaster that he  normally applies on his injured muscles after his basketball matches.

Why does backache have to exist, OH WHY?!  I am learning this phrase from Alycia.  Yesterday I heard her mumbling this to herself at the dining table when I gave her purple carrots for dinner :  “WHY DO CARROTS HAVE TO EXIST, OH WHY?”   LOL!!

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