Sunday, August 7, 2011

An Excusable Hiatus..?

I've neglected this blog once again for far too long. However... (ehem... yes I do feel guilty even as I am saying this!).. I do have a perfectly good reason this time.

Today I am exactly 33 weeks and 5 days pregnant with our second baby.

Yes we are ecstatic, praise Allah :)

This pregnancy hasn't been as easy as the first one (back in 2006 when I was in my 20s), and I do think that age is indeed a factor. Although this time around the good ol' spine was in good shape when the pregnancy began, it hasn't been easy on the spine since then.

I've tried to keep my weight down (as weight gain isn't good for the spine) through a regular exercise regime involving the gym and outside activities, but have still gained about 10 kilos so far. As the pregnancy progresses, my lower back experiences more pain and my upper back gets stiff easily.. and it isn't very easy to motivate oneself to get out of bed and get to the gym when the body feels so heavy!

But dear friends, the reality is that if we have scoliosis, we cannot afford to be lazy.

So here I am, nearly 9 months pregnant and still exercising 3 to 4 times a week, or as often as I can manage.

InsyaAllah, I will post some entries on how a scoliosis patient can continue exercising while being pregnant soon, hopefully before I give birth :)


Chris said...

I have posted my entire description. Of how I removed ALL of the tension, causing my son’s infliction of Idiopathic Scoliosis. I have proved a tight tendon causes Scoliosis. It is a hidden tension. Anyone with Scoliosis can try the test I propose, to identify the tension in the presence of their doctor. Ask the doctor why the leg cannot be elevated. And then the stretch I describe that I used to remove the tension causing my son’s infliction of Idiopathic Scoliosis, if the doctor will allow it. How can doctors not understand to cause a back to get that distorted it has to be tension. The tension needs to be recognized and removed, before an angle has formed. Again, I am not a doctor. I am just describing my opinion, and the WONDERFUL RESULTS I was able to attain. In removing the cause of my son's Idiopathic Scoliosis. When the angle increases to 40 degrees, Spinal Fusion surgery is normally performed to stop the progression of the angle. I have been able to reduce the intensity of my son's angle, by 20%. Just from doing one stretch. He now has no problems. Not like after a year of doctor prescribed treatment, where his angle increased. I have been able to reduce his angle by 20%, just from performing one stretch. Scoliosis Prevention & How I Lessened the Intensity WWW.SCOLIOSISPREVENTION.US

ctaishah said...

hi...i love reading your post....your post make me feel that i am not alone living with scoliosis in this world....i am 28 years old with two children...4 years old boy ang 1 1/2 month girl...both its normal birth..alhamdulillah....i has thorasic lumbar scoliosis with 70 degree.... i do nothing about it but now om trying yoga to reduce my back pain..i work in forestry and i cannot afford to be lazy...=)......but sometimes, i always think what will gonna happen to me in 20 years later...its buzzing on my head but Allah knows better....may Allah bless u and me.....and all the scoli....=)

Nina said...

ctaishah; thanks so much for your comment :) its wonderful to meet another scoliosis patient with children who understands how challenging it can be, living day to day with scoliosis. alhamdulillah, it sounds like ure doing well in life and in scoliosis-management ;) i hear yoga is very good for scoliosis patients but unfortunately i'm not allowed to do it because of my fused spine. pls feel free to email me at ninaomar at gmail dot com. insyaAllah one day we may be able to build a network of scoliosis patients that can support each and listen to one another.

Sobhi Sard said...

Hi everyone.
I used to have a lot of hope . But this scoliosis and the nerve burning is abusing me mentally and .... :((