Friday, August 31, 2007

Woe is me...
I keep hurting myself. All I want to go is get in shape and lose some weight and I am falling apart.
First I started running. Was never to sure what the problem was as I was to lazy to go to a doctor but the pain was severe enough that I had to stop.
I tried again and had different pains and aches. Side of my leg, knee and the worst one the back of my heel.
In an attempt to fix the latest pain and ache that started during running I got orthodics.
They mentioned hypermobile joints in my feet. Interesting I thought and didn't really think about it anymore.
The orthodics help but I still get pains.
Now I am attempting boot camp.
I am just starting to get good at it and now I'm hurting again. My same foot/heel pain is still there - dull ache but there. I have a sore shoulder. And now I can't walk.
So I go for physio. I've sprained/strained a pelvic muscle.
Apparently ALL my joints are hypermobile. Super duper hypermobile. So much so that the physiotherapists have a difficult time putting things where they belong because I just keep bending. I had one physiotherapist say she should be writing down what she has to do to treat me because she has never had to do it before - it would be good for her 'book'.
I'm a medical mystery.
Anyways. As a result of gumby me my muscles have to work extra hard to keep everything together. They are failing me. And apparently ANY exercise I do is basically doomed because I have no core strength.
I started boot camp to increase my core and keep up the cardio but apparently I'm either not making any progress or I am and it is still pathetic.
I just have to rant a bit because I'm in pain and now I can't exercise (I can't even walk without a limp)
I need a pilates or yoga class but I haven't had any luck finding one in my neighbourhood that fits into my stupid film schedule. (for those of you unaware of the hours people in film work let me give you an idea. A normal day for us is 12 hours. So if I start at 8:00am I don't finish until 8:30pm - add travel time to that. If we are on set a normal day for everyone else is 12 hours and the poor costume people are often one of the first people there and last ones to leave so it ends up being more like a 14 hour day and it is often out in the boonies somewhere making a very long commute.)
whine whine whine.
that's all.
Other then that we are all good. Minou was a little out of sorts last week but she seems fine now. Birdie is oblivious as usual. Dictator Daddy was at a football game tonight. Angie has been staying with us but tomorrow she will be moving into her own place. Penny is leaving for 8 months this weekend - Birdie will be devestated. Her singing partner gone.
Not doing anything this weekend - helping everyone move. Doing a bit on the house. Spent the afternoon today sticking my bliks on my studio wall - still not done but I made some definite progress. Now I am ready for bed with some A535 on my hip and shoulder and foot and leg and back and and and and and....
thanks for listening...


  1. ok. just cause it is kind of funny.
    I am just looking up hypermobile joints online and the first article I read says that down syndrome could be a cause of it.
    My mom always said I was special I just didn't know she meant like that.
    Steph - QUIT GIGGLING.

  2. Hee hee. How did you know I was giggling?

    I was just thinking that you would kick arse as a contortionist (sp?) at the circus. And now that we know you're "special". Heh heh.

    I'm sorry that you're super-bendy. On the bright side, it might come in handy for fighting crime. Maybe you were exposed to some sort of cosmic radiation and now that's your super-power.

  3. pip and daisy's mommySeptember 1, 2007 at 1:58 PM

    Is that what we called "double-jointed" when we were kids? Sounds like you could have a second career as an escape artist.

  4. That whole heel thing sounds awfully familiar. I've been running for 25 years, and just in the past year my heels ache and I have chronic tendonitis in the Achilles tendon. It loosens up over the course of the day, making me think that it isn't just bruising. My brother went the orthotics route. It fixed some knee probs, but still seems to have similar heel pain and tendonitis.

    My problems seem to emerge right after I switched from Brooks Beast to Epiphany. I'm going to try switching back, but maybe I'm just getting old. Good luck with your aches.