Between moving, flying, and our ever growing baby, two weeks ago I hurt my back.
So I ventured to a rehabilitation clinic for shorts injuries - Timon found it and since I was unable to stand out sit without pain I said Yes!
It was far off in Futian district, about 30 minutes by car. Timon stayed home with baby A while I hobbled out, and for an excruciating minute thought I may never obtain a cab.
When I arrived, I found that it was a huge sports area with several stadiums and training grounds. A kind fellow offered to guide me to the clinic, but I was in so much pain I want sure I could make it. I said to myself, "you gave birth to an almost 9lb baby! This is nothing! " so I told the security guard I would be fine, and continued according to his directions. After about 100meters my back could no longer hold me up and I was really confused because where there should have been a path it was bushes and chained off stairs. I ran into a convenience store where I saw a stool - a respite of relief - and then cried.
Over the phone Timon helped and then the cashier lent me his arm and held my bag for me. He have me lots of encouragement as he his me to the clinic around the corner. I felt really embarrassed and small, and also grateful for the strangers help.
When I entered the clinic they were all expecting me, and took care of my situation instantly. They were thorough in inquiring about all my physical activities, and poked and prodded, trying isolated motions to determine what the unhappy muscle was.
After a massage, I could stand up straight with out pain! They also put me on a warm buzz table for 30 minutes. Ahhhh. It felt so much better!
I would definitely go back.