Tuesday, April 11, 2006

100 Facts #10-17

Yikes! It's been a week since I posted new facts. Well, here we go. More Facts About Me:

10: Part of the reason I was so quiet over the weekend was due to back pain. I was hobbling around like an arthritic man 50 years older than myself. I pulled the muscles doing lab work; I didn't actually 'throw it out' like usual. I blame this on my father's side of the family. My dad is very inflexible and his back is prone to pain as well.

11: As a tie-in to #10, I'm so inflexible regarding my back that I cannot touch my toes. I couldn't do it when I was a kid either. I'm lucky most day if i can reach my knees by bending at the waist. My sit-and-reach numbers in gym class fitness testing were deplorable.

12: I got my first professional massage on Friday to try and fix my back. On campus certified massage therapist, how cool is that? Oh, and affordable for a grad student budget if you aren't going every week. It. was. so. fabulous. Wow. I was ready for a nap afterward.

13: I generally dislike the scent of lavender. I'm not sure why, but most lotions or candles with that scent put me off. The exception? The massage oil/lotion from Friday had me sneaking little sniffs of myself. Also, whatever they use at Aveda salons which is a lavender combo. I like that one too.

14: I had mono when I was 15. I stayed home from school for two days with a fever and my mom said if I didn't have a fever the next day I was going back. No fever, so I went back. My voice was very odd that day, and every single teacher I had said I looked like death and should have stayed home. The next day the fever was back, I had the worst sore throat of my life, and the Dr. finally had a diagnoses. I was only out for another week, my case was pretty mild. The best part was a month "get out of gym free!" card because my doc was worried about spleen damage.

15: Mono was the worst sore throat I ever had, but when I was a kid I caught strep throat at least five separate times. The last time I had it was right after I moved here to University Town. I blame different germs.

16: After 3 years my parents have finally re-decorated my old bedroom. My mom had made a few changes right after I left: it was a guest room with no beds! Apparently it is now a very tasteful forest theme with a wallpaper mural and fern-green and chocolate brown accessories. Sounds very peaceful. I'm a little sad to know that the room I designed after we moved in doesn't exist any more.

17: My hair has been the following colors: brunette with blonde highlights, brunette with more blonde than anything else due to too many successive highlights, copper red, light brown/blonde with twin pink streaks, and dark brunette. My natural color is a light brown, which is how it looks currently.

4 Comments:

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

I drove by a chiropractic office this morning and I almost turned in there and let them pound and manipulate me. Oh, I hate aging.

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Tiesha said...

Honeybee, thanks for the comment on my blog. I hope your back is feeling better and more importantly, glad you enjoyed your massage!

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger ScienceWoman said...

Looking forward to getting to know you.

 
At 1:32 PM, Blogger Abel PharmBoy said...

It's taking me awhile to catch up on my reading as we just sent out yet another grant application.

I'm in physical therapy for a shoulder injury.. Thankfully, the MRI revealed no need for surgery. I agreed to be seen by a mentored PT student so I could get more interaction with students at the U where I'm associated. She is appalled at my lack of flexibility and believes that is at the heart of my injury. I'm doing all of these strengthening exercises but she and her professor are telling me that I need to start yoga classes so I don't continue to hurt my aging body.

So, my advice is to maintain your flexibility. Massage is great, but be sure to stretch as well.

 

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