To say that last session was a bad idea, would be an understatement.
I wound up in serious pain, to the point where my leg actually locked out so much one night that I couldn’t move it for about 5minutes. So I decided ‘fuck that neuroscience shit, fuck the physio bullshit’ and I went to my GP. My GP is amazing and was astounded I had left it over a year to tell him about my back and my scan results; I guess I’d been pulled into the ‘physios are always best’ opinions that had been thrown at me and hadn’t thought to myself ‘who is best qualified to refer me for the best treatment?’. My GP straightaway referred me to an orthopaedic surgeon and told me I could be a candidate for surgery, but that there are also options such as nerve block injections that may help me. As I didn’t have health insurance, it was going to take a few months to get my appointment – even though he put it through as ‘urgent’, but thankfully my (amazing) boyfriend came to the rescue and added me to his company insurance so I can go private.
So I’m not too sure what to do training wise now. For once, I’m actually going to listen and not do any lower body training – mainly because I can hardly walk so it wouldn’t be possible even if I tried. That said, I can still do upper body conditioning sessions and when the pain eases up I should be able to use the crosstrainer again.
It’s shit that I have to quit doing what I love, but what’s the point in deadlifting 100kg one day if you can’t walk the next?