Thursday, July 12, 2012

Back in the saddle? No…

I’ve had to take some time off of dancing. And that makes me very sad. I was in a very minor car accident about six weeks ago; three weeks ago, I had my car repaired and got a courtesy car for five days. The courtesy car wrecked my back.

I guess that’s a bit harsh, my back has had it’s fair share of issues, but it had been doing well for several years. Five days into courtesy car driving, I found myself back in physiotherapy for the first time in nearly 2 years.

I thought I needed a maintenance appointment and I’d be back to my normal self in no time. Turns out, my pelvis is out of alignment (<--- insert Thailand joke here) and I need multiple appointments to fix it. I also have to start doing my physio exercises again to strengthen my core so that my pelvis isn’t just floating around causing my back pain. Something I should have been doing the whole time; physiotherapy is a lifestyle after all.

I took two or three weeks off of dancing while I got my back back up to snuff, but when I returned, so did my back pain. And with a vengeance. So I’ve been forced to take even more time off.

I’m not quite sure what to do with myself now. What did I do before dancing? Besides drinking? I really don’t know.


  1. That's terrible, I feel for you very much. (I inserted my Thailand joke right about there and yes, it involved your pelvis.)
    There have to be plenty of hobbies out there not involving self-destructive behavior. Have you tried lawn bowling with the elderly (like you'd have a choice)? It's fun. If not, how about croquet? Shuffle board? I'm not saying this to mock you, I genuinely love doing these things.
    Board game club? (If there isn't one, create one, I'd join.) If you're bold (and you are), you got this. Don't sink down into the abyss.

  2. you were doing music before! That sux about the back and the accident and all that crap though

  3. Insert Thailand joke hmmm? - "something something something BANGKOK something something broken pelvis".

    I guess skating is out of the question as well...

  4. How about Yoga? I hear that does wonders for backs. Honestly, it makes mine hurt, but if it's helped others...

    This post reminds me of how much I used to dance. Why in the sweet heck did I ever stop?


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