March was a pretty good month for my riding and weight loss (not spectacular, but inching downward). April was shaping up into something even better.
Until I started having problems in my shoulders and arms. I've been waking to numbness in the arms. I thought was just some odd position I was sleeping in, which I do frequently. My sleeping consciousness decides something like, 'Okay, Let's twist the hand like that and try to hyper extend it against her cheek while twisting the neck in a 95 degree turn and a side tilt of 25 degrees. Pull a knee up to her chin and the other arm wedged under her hip so no blood flows to it.' I exaggerate... somewhat, but that's the gist. It can go on for days or even weeks as I try to retrain my body and mind to find something that doesn't require the skills of a yoga master.
So, body parts that have the tingling of lack of blood flow are nothing new to me and I didn't worry about it. The pain, I've had flare-ups of tendonitus and that's exactly what this feels like. So, I've done what I was told to do the last time I had it happen.
Unfortunately, staying off my wheels is one of the things and it's driving me mad. I'd hoped to break the '100 miles in a week' mark by this point, but this week all I'll have is 10. *sigh*
And the stretches, OTC anti-inflammatory meds and such seemed to work at first, but now it's backsliding. So, I'm making an appointment with a doctor today. Fingers crossed this can be quickly and easily taken care of and I'll be back in the saddle soon.