It finally dawned on me a few minutes ago that this is a question I could and probably should ask in here. That is, until I have the time to go see the doctor again (who, by the way, will probably consider me as crazy again, but that's another matter
The gist of my problem is that I came down with a lumbago yesterday. I know, I'm not even 30 yet, I should be healthy and all, but it's just not happening. The doc blames stress. Okay. The problem is that exercise IS one of my ways to lessen my stress, so if I can't move regularly enough, you can see where this is going.
So, in a nutshell:
- Is there anything I can do at the moment in terms of "exercise", apart from taking a walk? (I won't stop walking, first because I can't stand being unmoving for too long, second because if there's any way for me to lessen my risks of DVT/PE, I'll take it, and not being too sedentary is one of these ways, thank-you-very-much-annoying-genes). I mean anything that can make me move and possibly also help. At this point, I don't care at all about how many calories I can burn, I just don't want to spend my days in my room.
- More important for me... When can I resume weight lifting? (After the pain has completely gone away, that is; I suppose that "before that" would be a bad idea.)
Of course, I don't want to hurt myself again by doing something too intense, too soon. However, I also don't want to take this as an excuse to avoid the gym for weeks when in fact it wouldn't be necessary and I could resume sooner. So when I'm told "wait a few months", uhh, I seriously don't know if it's serious, or if it's people just telling me to do what they
would do because they're just not into sports... sort of.
Anyone with some experience of that kind of situation?