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A serious hunt.

After a lovely, non-stressful weekend, my Sunday evening began to alarm me. My lower back started to spasm - a pain that I had not felt in many years. Long time readers of Lolita's P&P may remember that now-infamous "Boston Babes who Broke Boymeat" story.

Well, it looks as if that injury has come up once again.

By the time I went to bed Sunday night, I was in enough pain for audible yelps. By 5 AM, after maybe 2 hours of sleep, I called eisa and asked her to come help.

She came right by, the angel slave she is... and plied me with ice packs, advil, and muscle relaxants. Called in to work at 6 AM as I knew I wasn't going anywhere, and promplty fell asleep until 11:30. Repeat, rince, and once again, I was out by 2:30. Woke up at 7:30. Wake up, rince, repeat, out by 1:00 AM.

I'm here at work now with a belt providing heat to my lower back. I'm definetely a bit stiff, legs have the occasional cramp, as does my upper back.

Does anyone know a good kink-friendly massage therapist in the NYC area? I'm due for a serious visit.


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Jun. 6th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
you might want to consider a doctor and then a physical therapist.
If it keeps coming back like it as.
That way your insurance pays for most of the massages and any other exercises they give you.

Hey my insurance is paying for needle play right now! LOL

Hope you feel better soon.
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, Michele lives right in your area. Would you like me to get you in contact with her?
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
Please. Do I know this Michele?
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
probably by sight. She's a TES member, but doesn't come around much. She is a licenced massage therapist and lives on the upper west. How shall i have her reach you?
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
Phone or e-mail. (is she cute?)
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
She's very skilled ...
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
Done. i called and left her your contact info. Hope she helps. i hate thinking of you in pain! Too many of y'all up there.
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
Hope your back gets better soon. Did you get my email from a week ago?
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
I did, and yes, I would love to host you for an evening or two. Do you have your plans ironed out yet?
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
Nope, they're still wrinkled. :-/ I can try to plan around your availability, that's why I asked what days/times were good for you. At this point it's 95% I'll be getting back *after* TES Fest.

The dilemma is that I have to wait until I'm in Israel to figure out what are the possibilities for my flight back to NY. And when I'm there I won't have access to my email, probably until the 20th.

I suppose a weekend would be better than mid week, so Jul 7? They have three flights into NY on Friday the 7th and a five on the 9th (Can't fly in on Saturday at all).
Jun. 6th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
No, not back pain! The horror! Feel better soon. (P.S. - you and Lolita were both in my dreams last night. Sign from the gods that we must soon hang out. I'll bring the muscle relaxants. *g*)
Jun. 6th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
sorry, not in nyc :( however, my friend will be at tesfest and she is a lic. massage therapist and perhaps she can work on you then?
Jun. 6th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
Have you tried the lying on a tennis ball under your back trick yet? It forces the lower muscles out of spasm and they stretch in a different way. I've found it to help, but not always.
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
we had a dance teacher out in CA give us each one after her 2 hour workshop.
Sort of preventive measures for what her class was going to be doing to our bodies.
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Everyone I know who has serious back pain uses the tennis ball treatment. Fused discs, muscle problems, all sorts of back problems.
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
This could be the perfect way to frustrate a massage therapist that likes you.
Live far away and be in pain.
You sadist.

Bahh, unfortunately, I don't have any massage buddies up in NY. Would you care for some Reiki, long distance? It's not the same, but for some is helpful.

I hope you find your way to a good pair of hands.
Jun. 6th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
I know of a very open minded acupuncturist, other than that nope.
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