Sunday, April 27, 2008

Coconut and My MRI Results

Desiccated.... hmmmmmmmmm... that is the type of coconut that I buy when I want to make macaroons. Interestingly enough, it is also the condition of the discs in my lower back.

My MRI results came in today and I have mixed emotions about the "results". I don't have anything that will make me miss dancing at my children's weddings... woosh... that is a relief! But... I do have desiccation of my lower discs. This pretty much just means... chronic lower back pain. Doing some research on the Internet, it looks as if I do some strengthening of my "core", I will feel some relief from the pain... so I guess it is off to the pool and yoga or Pilate's studio for me! I wonder... could I gain a six pack in the front while loosing the pain in the back???? That could be interesting....


rita said...

so thankful you will be dancing at the weddings :) great news, but hopefully you will find pain relief too!

Kimberlie said...

Sorry to hear about your back results but I'm glad they aren't going to stop you from dancing! On strengthening your core, if you do Pilates, make sure you work with a knowledgeable instructor. When I tried Pilates as a beginner, I ended up hurting my back. My core wasn't very strong and I wasn't doing stuff right and the instructor wasn't paying too much attention to it. You don't want to hurt it further.

Let me know how Yoga goes. I keep thinking I might try it but I have the most inflexible body of anyone I've every known. Can't even touch my toes without cheating. :)

I love reading your blog. You are an oasis in a desert of blogs these days.