Full of the joys of spring (in autumn?)

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Yes, I’m a happy bunny! After months of waiting, referrals etc. I finally got to see a specialist who could give me a clear diagnosis of the pains I’ve been having for the last year or so in my left thigh. Not only that but the cure is great!
It seems the nerve has become inflamed, causing the muscle to contract to protect it. The cure he prescribed?
1)Yoga, which I already found tends to ease it. He loved that I was doing that as apparently it’s the best thing,gently stretching the muscle while it relaxes the nerves.
2)Taking a walk around break every 20 mins while sitting (OK not great for my writing but still pleasant)
3)Chilling, relaxing and avoiding stress. He explained the mind and nerves are closely related so a chilled mind relaxes the nerve so it can heal(just how good can it get?)
He was very good at explaining and took time to do so, explaining why the former ultrasound treatment would have irritated it (you don’t want to overstimulate a nerve!!!) He’d also studied acupuncture and holistic medicine (unusual for an NHS doctor)and was happy I didn’t feel I needed any medication(The pain isn’t bad.)
He left me feeling great.I had been concerned not knowing what was causing it, especially when it got a lot worse after “treatment” So I’m celebrating – relieved to know it’s very minor, and I can sure live with the cure! lol!

Energized bunny!

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Happy bunny yet again! I finally found a yoga class that suits me time and type wise. I’ve been searching for one since I left China 2 years ago with no lasting success.

This one is right near my home between the lakes and embraces all the aspects I wanted, breathing, exercise and fun! A little challenging (I’m a bit out of shape after just doing it on my own mostly) but it’s great to feel that nice body glow when all my cells are well charged with oxygen, relaxed and flowing smoothly.

Body Conflicts.

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from July 2014

Song Bird Songs

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My body and I have been in a relationship for as long as I can remember – it wasn’t all smooth sailing! At first I wanted to exert my dominance – make it “tow the line”. After all my requests that it stay up most of the night, consume vast amounts of alcohol, co-operate in exuberant partying then be ready, bright and mentally tuned for college next day were surely reasonable?
But every so often it would rebel, refusing to do anything but burn up all my reserves of energy in a temper throwing fever, or gush them into the nearest toilet.
In later days I called a truce, (after all we’re playing on the same team aren’t we?) It became a “scratch my back” (with a healthy diet and eight hours of sleep) “and I’ll scratch yours” by supplying endless energy to chase around after a bunch of kids…

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I’ve Been a Dizzy Bunny.

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I see so many posts relating to sickness I thought I should write this one up (with some good news).
Though the battle with sickness (related in Mind Battles) thankfully passed off rapidly the same day a feeling of intense dizziness persisted particularly night time and early morning. In the end I finally went to my sweet doctor to try and find out what it was.
She smilingly told me “Nothing serious. You have benign _______? positional vertigo (sorry can’t remember the other word). She gave me a print out with pics. etc of my condition (are all doctors so considerate – and free NHS!) Then she explained that as you get older tiny grains can come off the lining of the inner ear and sometimes they get into the circular tubes affecting balance stroking the tiny receptors and sending confusing messages to the brain – hence my problem.

That explained why it had come on so suddenly when I sat up abruptly to get my sweater during yoga cool down (Yoga fans never, never do that. It’s not nice!) It seems I had one of those grains and the sudden movement from total relaxation probably tipped it over the edge so to speak. It’s OK though she reassured me it usually fixes itself in a few weeks or if not there are exercises I can do with you to fix it. (See what I mean about nice!)
So why am I writing this so happily? Because when I lay back down for a few extra minutes sleep this morning my head felt weird with intense vertigo then suddenly I realized. It was gone! I did a few experimental head moves and no more vertigo. I believe it must have popped back over! Yeh! No vertigo for Christmas. Gonna sure be careful about any rapid moves from now on though! Ha!

Body Conflicts.

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My body and I have been in a relationship for as long as I can remember – it wasn’t all smooth sailing! At first I wanted to exert my dominance – make it “tow the line”. After all my requests that it stay up most of the night, consume vast amounts of alcohol, co-operate in exuberant partying then be ready, bright and mentally tuned for college next day were surely reasonable?
But every so often it would rebel, refusing to do anything but burn up all my reserves of energy in a temper throwing fever, or gush them into the nearest toilet.
In later days I called a truce, (after all we’re playing on the same team aren’t we?) It became a “scratch my back” (with a healthy diet and eight hours of sleep) “and I’ll scratch yours” by supplying endless energy to chase around after a bunch of kids, deal with jet lag, foreign chimes and still have a little extra for fun activities.
I must admit my body was a good friend to me and has really gone the course resisting the overtures of horrid diseases and managing to remain a UK twelve (pretty much) in spite of my ferocious appetite.
When it began trying to get my attention with numbness and pins and needles I became concerned. Was our relationship nearing the end? Happily no. I found it the perfect gift – yoga! From the very first time it was “love at first session” as my body cried out in jubilation. “At last! This is just what I need!” Saggy shoulders straightened, blood and oxygen pulsed remorselessly through every vein forever alleviating those midnight tingles in my right arm and leg. Achy muscles sighed in contentment as they stretched and relaxed. My body was happy. It’s only fair after all, it doesn’t ask much.
Now I try to listen more, I’m not so bossy. When it says rest, I rest, when it gives me a hangover head for naughty night time snacks I wise up. We are a partnership now my body and I. It likes the sunshine, walks and bike rides even the occasional swim and if it’s being a bit grouchy a dash of yoga does the trick.