Thursday, August 13, 2009

Costochondritis part deux

So remember last year when I popped my sternum, and took myself out of commission for a few days? Wait, you don’t remember?

 

Yeah, I totally did that again this week. Not stretching this time, just picking up a dumbbell off the floor at the gym. Felt a pop, decided to work through the rest of my routine, and now I’m paying for it. Ooo the sweet fiery burn of chest pain, and the knowledge that there is nothing I can do to fix it, just take it easy for a few days and let it figure itself out.

 

Lesson learned? Pay attention, even when doing simple things at the gym. Stupid me.

4 comments:

~Molly~ said...

Ouch, I know your pain!! I suffer from the same stupid affliction, caused from cleaning stuff off the top of my entertainment center. That was 15 months ago and I antagonized it this week by starting a new weight training program. Ouch. Does yours hurt when you walk and swing your arms? Mine does. And when I am online for more than a few minutes at a time. Grrr.

TomboCheck said...

Molly - It's the pits, eh? The last time it happened it only lasted a few days, so I'm really hoping it heals up soon. I made the mistake of continuing the gym for a few sessions after hurting it, and it definitely made things a lot worse. Dips especially...

Mine doesn't hurt too bad when walking/swinging. Mine only seems to really hurt when I do anything that brings my scapulae together.

What a darn annoying thing to have!!

Lucy said...

Hi! Found your blog on Costo via google while doing research...hope you are feeling better!!
http://www.costohope.blogspot.com

TomboCheck said...

Thanks Lucy! It's feeling much better now. I've been avoiding certain exercises at the gym, and just babying my sternum in general. Hopefully another few weeks and I can go back to the gym as normal. :)