Sunday, October 29, 2006

Who ever thought breathing could result in an injury?!

This is one of those entries that will make you feel better about yourself because you’re at least not as pathetic as me! We all have those moments when we suddenly realize our age, or the shape (in my case, lack there of) that we are in. As a rule, I rarely “feel” my age and it comes as quite a surprise to me that I’m quickly approaching the age of 50. However, this week I was reminded of my age by how pathetically out of shape I am. A generous friend has allowed me to have two of his sessions with his vocal coach because I have really been struggling with my voice ever since having a tube down my throat during surgery. Well, last Monday night was my first session and it really was great! She helped me with so many things, one of which was how I breathe. So in an effort to do it the right way I have been faithfully practicing how to breathe deeply. Here’s where the pathetic part comes in to play. I’m moving muscles I had long forgotten existed and they are rebelling!!!! In my over-exuberance for breathing correctly, I actually strained a muscle in my rib cage. So for several days I couldn’t take a deep breath without feeling like someone was stabbing me in the ribs!!!!!!!!! I actually had to break out the stinky liniment stuff to get it to loosen back up! Feel better about yourself now? If you’re feeling down about yourself sometime just let me know, I’m sure I will have done something else pathetic by then that I can share to make you feel better!

3 comments:

heather said...

Hahahaa! I can see it coming:

Breaking News on Channel 8...
A local worship team member breaks a rib to belt out a solo on Sunday morning....

Theresa said...

That's awesome! Well... maybe not awesome! But awesomely amusing! You and I should make a club. I'll decorate our headquarters in worchester sauce. :)

Brenda said...

Okay..I'm dying here...this is hilarous. I mean...not your pain or anything...but who would have ever thought you could damage a rib like that singing. Oh Jeanne....I hope it is finally starting to feel better now. At least you have a memorable story to look back on. Are you sure you wern't doing Pilates or something? Sheesh!