Sign in Frustration Friday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Sign in Frustration Friday
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Fri, 06-13-2014 - 8:02am

I can't tell you how many times I tried to sign in today!  For all the working out I do and the shoulder pain I'm still dealing with, I think what's causing the most shoulder pain is sleeping on that shoulder when I know I shouldn't be.  I used to sleep on my left side (must be a pregnancy thing) but when I tore my rotator cuff years ago, I retrained myself to sleep on my right. I can't sleep on my back and don't know why. It keeps me awake but I'm working on it.  Since my right side has been bothering me, I can't sleep on that side but i instinctively go there.  When I do, I wake and can't move my arm.  I need sleep lessons!

I'm going to parkour today. Or it's parkour conditioning.  I really need to move!  I might go to silks tonight or I'll stay and just do some silks conditioning after parkour conditioning.  Or maybe I should be smart and rest my shoulder since I'm helping out w/ a silks class tomorrow.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 06-13-2014 - 9:42am

I hate sleeping on my back, too!  I used to sleep on my stomach ALWAYS...worst position for my neck/pulled muscle/pinched nerve problem.  I retrained myself to sleep on my back, and I find myself rolling onto my side, too.  It's quite annoying!  Good luck...it's not easy!

OMG - I had no clue on the HUGE knots in my neck and upper back that appeared since my vacation!  The sleeping upright on the plan and the paddling from surfing really took a toll, although I didn't have pain until I went back to work.  :P  I wonder how much is due to stress at work vs. the vacation.  I started to wonder if I really could swim.

Anyways, work today, and then I travel to see my mom.  I am hoping (praying, really) that my mom decides to take the unit in indenpendent living.  I gave her some encouragement, but...  I know, I know, I told her it's really her decision and that she has to be comfortable/happy with her decision.  We shall find out what the next month's activities appear on my calendar (e.g., helping her move or ______?!)

SJ,  it's funny that you make the comment about the people in wheelchairs.  I have had those same thoughts in those same instances.  Jean, I can't imagine all of that jumping - I cringe at the pain in my knees.  Karla, your speed at running is incredibly fast!  GR, I hope you have a wonderful celebration with your dh.  I bought lobster tails and giant shrimp for dinner last night, since I am not at home to celebrate with dh tonight.  We are definitely working through a "bump in the road," as I can tell that we are both somewhat guarded.  C'est la vie, what will be will be.  I pray for the happy outcome!  :D

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 06-13-2014 - 10:01am

FSN & Jean, I am a reformed shoulder sleeper.  I used to have a very bad habit of hunching my shoulders when I slept.  I got a pillow that is a little fluffier and wedge it between my neck and shoulder.  And, I use a king size pillow as a body pillow and "hug" it.  Between that and adjusting my car seat, the tension is my neck and shoulders is much better.  Regular massages help too and I supplement with my foam roller and use my "mean stick" to rub tender areas.  

Happy, great perspective yesterday on being able to do the stairs.  

DH and I went out with OP last night to see one more house but he liked one of the others better so he submitted an offer on it this morning.  It's a bit farther away from me than where he is now but it's totally doable.  

I've been feeling pretty decently.  DH and I are going out tonight to celebrate.  Poor guy was up most of the night because the place we grabbed take-out from last night uses MSG and he's super sensitive to it.  I am working this morning and I have a scheduled call this afternoon with the boss-lady of the resume site I work for.  Planning to do a strength workout this afternoon, I think.      

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 06-13-2014 - 12:00pm

Omgosh-first things first..I have to brag a little. I was setting up my times for speed training and so my list said to run a slow mile then run a mile as fast as you can, then run a cool down mile. So I went out last night and gave it a try....

I think I've had a smile on my face all day. My mind is now thinking "Omgosh, you might go under 7"...LOL!!!

I try to sleep on my back as long as I can each night. I usually wind up on one side or the other for a while but then go back to my back. I am a very light sleeper and despite taking Ambien, I still wake up about every 90 minutes.  My chiropractor says back sleeping is the best thing for all the joint aches and pains but I'm not sure if it helps or not. I do notice if I have slept on my side all night I wake up with sore shoulders. 

Happy Anniversary Fresh! We are working through a bump in the road too right now. We've been through so many though that we know we can stay on the road if we just stay focused on the destination. :-)

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 06-13-2014 - 4:03pm
I am a side sleeper...I am having some shoulder issues and I have wondered if sleeping on it contributes to it - but not enough to do anything about it! I usually sleep very soundly but sometimes when I wake up the sheets and blanket are all twisted, like I duked it out with someone during the night...FSN, happy anniversary and good luck with your mom. Jean, I suspect you will do everything on your list, because you are the woman on the flying trapeze. Karla! So FAST! Congratulations. GR, have fun tonight. Is OP buying a house, or a new rental? I've been to the gym, 8 minutes on bike, lifting for shoulders, bis, tris, abs, and swam 60 laps....I went to buy a Father's Day card for my dad...I have a hard time buying cards for him...he always sends the most beautiful cards about how proud he is of me, so I know cards are important to him. I generally think they are a lot of money for what you get, and I get a lot of cards in requests for donations, so I tend to use very generic birthday cards...I even use blank inside cards and write notes...but for Father's Day I feel like I should buy a card...but my dad was not 'the world's best dad who was always there'. I need a card that says ' I know you did your best, even though it wasn't that great'. He is a better father to me as an adult...but the cards don't say that...I ended up with something bland, but it is amazing how stressful I find this every year. But I am so blessed to still have him at my age! Have a great weekend everyone!
Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 06-13-2014 - 4:30pm

SJ, my father had a great sense of humor and the funnier the card the more he loved it. My husband on the other hand takes cards very seriously so we all try to pick meaningful cards for him. He still has every card I've ever given him and the very first rose I ever gave him. It's saved in a special hand carved wooden box though no one is allowed to even look at it anymore because it is so fragile. lol

Karla
Community Leader
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Sat, 06-14-2014 - 1:00pm

Glad you mentioned the foam rolling, GR--so helpful in helping w/ tight muscles.  You don't even need a foam roller but some kind of hardish ball. Good luck to OP on the house!

Karla, awesome job on the mile pace!  I don't think I've ever hit that fast, even for short sprints!

SJ, there was an article about Fathers Day cards and how they predominantly seem to be about dad the buffoon or dad the barbecuer.  When I was looking for cards, it seemed to be the case. My family (as in parents and siblings) seem to be getting away from any celebration which makes me sad but is also a relieft. We just do phone calls.  My inlaws celebrate almost everything and that gets tiring, too. LOL, what it seems like I want is to do what I want, when I want!