No pain, no gain?


I have been on an emotional high lately. Not sure if it is a mania swing or I am just feeling happy and healthier than I have in quite some time. Either way, I have been embracing it and hoping that it isn’t temporary.

Because of this change, one of the things I have decided to do is start exercising again. I was walking and stretching, but I started to kick it up a notch. I have been doing low impact aerobics and lots of floor work. Things were going great until yesterday.

I was on the floor doing “crunches”. I had just started my third set on my left side when I felt a tearing sensation, then a pop. I screamed out in pain which sent my cats out from where ever they were sleeping to investigate. I stood up slowly and tried to stretch it out thinking that would help. WRONG! The pain just intensified. I hadn’t felt that much pain in quite some time.

I applied heat. I took Tylenol. Nothing was helping. I gave in and called my husband and he took me to the hospital. After an exam and talking with the doctor, we figured out that I more than likely had torn my internal oblique muscle.


I was sent home with Percocet and told I was to take it easy for the next two weeks. Taking it easy and knocked out on meds is where I was prior to this high. Sigh…Hoping it is just a temporary set back and I will be back to my healthy, happy self soon.