Monday, May 23, 2016
Pain in the arse
Implosion and conflict are every where in the rough and tumble of national politics which should be more accurately described as Semenanjong politics.
To many, the Sarawak state election are disjointed with happenings in national or Semenanjong politics. It is a whole different political terrain, demography and generally, the whole make-up. This is where we do not concur.
Though seemed disjointed, there were events in the past in Sarawak that sparked series of events in Semenanjong.
There have been turn of event that stated in Sarawak that became national. Many had forgotten that it was DAP Sarawak that first cut ties with PAS that later culminated into dissolving of Pakatan Rakyat and PAS went alone.
What happened with DAP and PKR in Sarawak could explode into a bigger implosion within the parties and start a bitter war between them. The by-elections that arise from the helicopter mishap at Batang Lupar could be provide a glimpse into the true intention of PAS.
There is also something learned and need be shared from the travel through Sarawak. Unfortunately, we may not be in the position to do so. It have been quite a pain in the arse to even do this short posting to end the over 2 weeks of no posting and a month of May of inactivity.
Could not confirmed it. And will only get it examined today, X-Ray and MRI, all that.
We have been having problems with sitting. Could not sit for long before pain start to spread from the buttock to the upper part of our thigh. when there is pain in any part of the body, it will trigger pain from muscle tightness at other parts too.
This will be really unfortunate because for three months we have been on a diet and exercise regime to be physically prepared for the Sarawak travel.
It was bearing results.
Despite not able to be at full throttle, we were able to lose some 25 lbs ~ 11 kg, feeling physically better and stronger, and getting accustomed to a more healthier food in-take.
In fact, we may need some wardrobe change since our clothes are slipping off the body.
That opportunity was used to relieve us of a nagging backpain. It is not slip disc because it was solved long time ago and MRI confirmed it did not recur. As muscles begin to relax, we could isolate the problems to address and the back pain was receding.
All except two muscles - QL and psoas; two difficult muscles to address. Yet we were making progress on the two muscles through specific exercises. Only left is some residual pain.
It turned out the residual pain has something to do with the area around the tailbone. By isolating and trying to address it, only made it worse.
We only had a light preliminary massage prior to leaving for Sarawak. But, after Sarawak, the pain became worse. However, the blame cannot be on the rough travel because it happened before. The discomfort from sitting too long was felt before but not obvious enough.
Furthermore, we are not about to be discourage from our next plan to go to the Mulu National Park.
The pain and discomfort can be unbearable at times. Can't sit for too long. Neither can stand for long. Worse, can't lie down for too long. Getting good sleep has become a problem. It is frustrating and literally quite a pain in the arse.
Frustrating because there are lots of things to write about but could not write them down. The many happenings only indicate a trend we have been waiting to happen. Something major is about to happen but we can't sit long enough to write and break it.
It is frustrating also because this happened after much effort to be lighter, healthier and stronger. Was hoping to really celebrate and embody this year's Ramadhan.
It is such illness that could send someone into retirement. Ah well ... life goes on and we shall endure and strive through it. That is what aging is all about.
At worse, it is just death.
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