Moving through the pain

Woke up this morning in such pain. Could barely move. Ugh. Joints cramped, muscles tied up, felt like every bone in my body was out to get me.

Got moving though. Stretched and moved even before I got out of bed. While I was still warm.

Then I had my exercise.

Much better now. Moving seems to be the only thing that helps, sometimes.

So, I’ll keep moving.

About brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who had falls and car accidents and sports-related injuries in 1972, 1973, 1982-83, 1995, and most lately 2004. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications for 35 of my 43 years. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained that injury at age 8… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.
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4 Responses to Moving through the pain

  1. m says:

    BB –
    One of your other readers suggested this and I have found it to be incredibly helpful – magnesium – I take a lot, plus 4000 mg Omega 3 (anti-inflammatory) and Vit D and C. Magnesium acts as a muscle relaxant – but no groggy feeling or anything like that. Really worth trying.

  2. That’s right – magnesium. I do remember that. I had been taking it for a while, then I got away from it. Time to get back to it, I suppose.

    Thanks for the reminder.

  3. cityofstrangers says:

    Hi BB – Exercise is very good – I don’t feel the same if I don’t do yoga or go for a bike ride in the morning. Funny, I woke up yesterday with just those symptoms you describe (maybe a little milder), limbs like blocks of wood, nerves locked up. Where does this come from I wonder? I always get it when I’m fatigued.

    I’ll have to try magnesium, I never thought of that before.


  4. T – I agree, exercise is really good. I took magnesium yesterday, and today I don’t feel as achey. Not sure if it was the supplement, or maybe just the weather. Or the fact that today is Saturday :)

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