I finally got a chance to get myself a “me time,” instead of going to the mall to unwind, I decided to go to the nearest museum in my place. I thought it’s gotta be a ten minutes taxi ride but it turned out really near in my place. If only it’s not scorching hot, I might just walk. haha~
So I went to Qasr Al Muwaiji, it is the home of the Al Nahyan, the leaders of UAE, it’s a very interesting place though and well renovated. Qasr means a large house, a fortress. And guess what, the entrance is free! But as a courtesy, we have to maintain the cleanliness of the area. 🙂
Now let’s start the short journey.
It was supposed to be a surprise birthday greeting but it was a fail. haha! It turned out that the birthday girl was surprised that I was present. I have a tendency of 80% not to be present due to my work. It was still a great evening though. 🙂
A not so polished shot.
Canon EOS 300, Lomography CN 400
Can I still run? These are the words that were on my mind the past few days.
When this is one of the things that makes me happy and active. So I had a terrible back pain for the past few days. I thought it can be managed by massage but no. I decided to see our neurosurgeon and asked his advice. He gave me a muscle relaxant, a pain reliever, and an MRI scan just to have a peace of mind. I was bargaining not to give me any medicine that might make me drowsy, but I have to give up. Taking the muscle relaxant for the first three days was not pleasant. I want to sleep the whole day. But the pain was not gone. My MRI Scan appointment has come. Unfortunately, that day was so busy and good thing I made an evening appointment. What they’re saying about the MRI Scan is true. If you’re claustrophobic, you can’t do it. And it’s quite loud, the technician will give you a headset. Some say there is music but for me, there’s none. Haha! Good thing, I don’t need to remove my braces as I only have to do the back.
Ok, the result. I thought it’s good as I can’t see anything much until the technician told me that there’s a little problem. The disc between the lumbar 5 and sacral 1 slipped and compressing the nerve. I did not expect that this is the cause of my constant back problem. I thought I was just tired. And it’s been a long time I did weights in the gym. I don’t do weights anymore. I was sad. The first thing came to my mind, I can’t run anymore. I remember I was planning to join a track and field group but now, it’s shattered.
As I talked to the doctor, informally, he suggested only a surgery if I don’t respond to the medicine. And I am planning to taper it off soon! I’m a bad patient. -.-
I’ll be in a total lifestyle modification. I might opt to brisk walking or swimming. I just can’t give up not working out. Thinking about it makes me cringe.
Well, let’s hope for the best though. ^^
It’s Tuesday and I was able to get out of work on time and that can happen once in a blue moon. I got some time to talk to my mom and sister back home, do some laundry, cook and read some book. Oh, let’s not forget to watch a little on youtube. Geez, I’m getting addicted to the second season of Produce 101.
And I was about to go and meet my cousin last time but due to the workload, I can’t. C’est La Vie. haha!
I was craving for some Indian food so I told my friend to have dinner in our favorite place, Silver Sands. They served the best Masala Dosa and Gobi Manchurian I had ever tasted so far. haha! And I served myself some frozen yogurt from the grocery. I got it only for 3AED because it’ll expire in a week’s time. haha!
It’s been a not so long Tuesday.
Thanks to my friend for coming with me to eat out. It was a good day and a bad. Tired feet from going up and down. But I prefer the good day. I found a good sign. 🙂
As what they said, positivity versus negativity. Thank you for a very challenging day.
Three years back when I was still new in Al Ain, we tried the chicken peri peri in Nando’s. This was during the era of pre-braces, long hair and pre-gym.