February 28th, 2008

fem - glockgal

no early grave!

A post on health. I've never done this before, fwahaa.

A friend on LJ, a member of fandom has opened up a new blog regarding a form of 'therapy' (read: torture) that she experienced as a child. She has opened up this forum so it'll no longer be a secret to those who've survived or to those who had no clue this sort of horrible, inaccurately named 'attachment therapy' exists.

Be warned, it is not an easy thing to read, but it's something that everyone should.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive...those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."



For her sense of safety, our fandom friend has chosen to remain anonymous.

I went to see a physiotherapist yesterday; I'd never ever gone to see one before and had no real idea wtf they did, but. I had been getting pain in my wrists and elbow during work and at home. I used to get sharp, stabby pains in my shoulder blades. I fixed myself some ghetto-ergonmics at work and it helped a lot; but I wanted to see the physiotherapist just in case.

I have such a fear of carpal tunnel. Such a fear.

Good news is, the awesome physio doctor said I was no where near to carpal tunnel. What I have is major flexibility (to the point of it not being good) coupled with minor strength, especially in my shoulders. What results is my elbows and wrists overcompensating, hence inflammation and pain.

She said this is the case with a lot of computer users and Collapse )

I used to feel like I was pregnant, it was so bad. my tummy would be pressing hard against my pants and it was painful and degrading. So then my friend _happyd_ said her doctor told her to only eat warm food. Everything must be warm or hot - from the water you drink, to the fruit you eat (should be room temperature). Foods like yogurt were generally out, if eaten cold.

So I tried it out and. MY GOD. What a difference it makes! I love drinking hot water anyway, so that wasn't a problem. And planning my meals to ensure they are hot/warm/room temoerature is easier than you think. Now I am bloat-free! Woohooooooo!


Damn! Ran out of time to find/post BoB pics. Next time!