It seems like just when I think everything is smooth sailing something changes!
For several months I've had low back pain, mostly in the morning, but it had gotten worse lately after starting yoga.
The first of the year was a good time to make an appointment and see if I couldn't get the problem resolved.
Turns out I have degenerative arthritis in my lumbar. To say I was shocked was an understatement. I really thought it was a pulled muscle. My first thought was I would be in a wheelchair and I wouldn't be able to be active any longer.
Both of those thoughts were WRONG, I'm thankful to report. I am seeing a physical therapists who assures me I can lead an active life without pain.
Staying active is one of the things you need to do with arthritis.
I took a walk this morning waiting for my car to be serviced and came across this staircase. Isn't it awesome?
Time to get my car... I will write more later about my responsibility to stay healthy with arthritis.