I have officially become an old lady. I had an inkling 2 years ago when I hurt my back doing push-ups and now have had it medically confirmed. The diagnosis is not “Old Lady” or the Latin “Antiques Femma”, but Sciatic. If you remember the ‘Beverly Hillbillies’, Granny suffered from ‘Sciatic’, hence my association with old ladiedom.
I am trying to keep my sense of humor about my condition and do not mean to be frivolous or insensitive to any other suffers. The bottom line is Sciatic is a catch all phrase for various back problems involving the sciatic nerve. In a nutshell it hurts and can be debilitating, hence my attempt to find the humor in it!
To embrace my new status as Old Lady I have accepted some guidelines:
1. Wear lace up sneakers at all times
The look can be sporty or funky and many shoes are fashionable
2. No Fashion Modeling
Not too hard to avoid. I have been advised Not to arch my back and models do that a lot.
3. Avoid Certain Exercises/Moves
Cobra, Stretching in a doorway, getting out from the backseat of a 2 door compact car are all off limits. I call Shotgun!
4. Avoid Heavy Lifting
Anything more than a 15 pound, baby, dog or cat is going to have to jump into my lap
5. Avoid Repetitive Motions
No Vacuuming or washing floors/windows, and lots of house cleaning jobs
Granny Clampett did well on the Beverly Hillbillies so I am using her as my role model. I think my shoes will look better!
Any sciatic sufferers help wanted.