Had my physio session again this morning. I was rather glad for the appointment because my right leg flared up again.
So I got there and explained what was happening and he asked me to lie face down. He started pressing on my back and oh my goodness, the one area he pressed was pretty sensitive. He now suspects that I might have a compressed nerve in the L-5 section on my back which (he explained) might be the culprit for the leg pain. Oh and general stiffness in that area.
I wonder where I might trade in my body for a new body... Anybody want to switch bodies?
He then asked me what ab-strengthening exercises I am doing and I stared at him blankly... (well I do those torturous core strength things Paul showed me where I was barely able to move the first time I tried them).
I told him that I have actually been taking very good care of my abs for a long time now - carefully protecting them under a layer of fat...
So now I have instructions to do 4 sets of 15 crunches or something every day.
Somehow things seemed so much simpler when I was a couch potato...