Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pain...

Yesterday, when I went to exercise, I did something different than I usually do.  I used weights on my wrists. 

My personal trainer friend M had suggested that since it is difficult for me to bend down and pick up even the smallest of weights to exercise with, that I might want to purchase some that I can wear, as I exercise.  It sounded like a good idea, so I went and bought some.

It didn't sound like a difficult thing to do, working out with weights I mean.  But, with some left over health problems that I have never seemed to be totally healed from, it proved to be a little more troublesome than I thought it would be.

Anyone who knows me, knows that whenever I do anything physical, I don't always hurt at the time I make the physical effort.  Instead, I usually suffer greatly, later.  That's exactly what happened, yesterday.

Who would have thought that two and a half pounds (2.5 lbs.) of extra weight on each of my wrists would cause such a problem?  Not me!

In any case, a few hours later, my lower back, my neck, shoulders and head was aching so much, that I had to actually go lie down on several occasions for a period of about 20 minutes, each time.

When I went to exercise today, some of the pain had subsided.  Even so, M made it clear that I should not use the weights, today.  After some discussion, we decided that I would use them again, tomorrow. 

Hopefully, the pain is only another indication of how weak I truly still am and not an indication that I am not yet healed enough to make such an effort.  Although, I must say that this evening, I am still feeling the pain.

God knows that I am trying hard to regain some better health. 

After suffering permanent injury so many years ago and not having had the benefit of enough healing or relief from pain until recently to allow me to work out to regain strength, it hasn't been easy.  In fact, it's been downright difficult and at times, extremely painful.

So far, God has helped me more than I had ever dreamed possible.  I praise God and thank Jesus for this! 

Friends, if you can find it in your heart to pray for me, for total restorative healing, I would be eternally grateful.  May God bless you, now and always.


Until next time...

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