There were quite many times I told myself that I was exaggerating the symptoms and my muscles were not actually in a horrible shape. I take all of it back. Perhaps menstrual cycle also affects the level of pain. But this past two weeks was nightmarish. Tubular aggregate myopathy is a real deal, kiddos.
First of all playing dance central for 10-20 minutes as a form of exercise is a form of suicide but at least fun. The pain doesn’t go away easily. When playing I stuck to one song so that at least muscle memory would make it easier later on. I have managed to get 100% correct on Medium level with ‘I am the Best’ song of 2NE1. Yatta! But to do that, I practiced almost everyday 10-30 minutes for ~2/3 weeks. I started from the beginners level and went all the way up to hardcore. In the short term I left more alive and energetic that I even played an hour for two times. I ignored the pain since it wasn’t that horrible and it would get better during the day. Here comes the but…
I stopped playing the past week because one night I got darker urine, fewer, cold like symptoms and I had too much pain. Scary! Even my biopsy site from a year ago was a little swollen (maybe it was always like that and I just realized it) and there was a dull pain in that leg. It took couple of days for the muscle pain to settle but it was obvious that I overdid it.
Now the long term effects; I get tired from trivial activities, I have problems falling a sleep or getting a good nights rest. I wake up with much more soreness, stiffness in the morning than usual. I walk around like a zombie because even simple activities such as planting a couple flowers in pots knocks me out. Of course these all could be the result of menstruation, hormonal changes and stress. But that means I cannot use this type of chaos to fight the chaos.
In summary, lesson learned: Don’t push the boundaries even if you feel ok. Keep playing kinect games, just not more than 10-15 min tough. Stick being a couch potato for stress relieve. There is always something to watch. These days especially lots and lots to watch… Game of Thrones (second episode of season 6 was a true pain killer)! Descendants of the Sun (second round)! It’s OK, That’s Love (Fourth round)!
If nothing works I can always watch Benny & Joon or random Running Man episodes to cheer up! Oh one of my favourites is where Haha makes fun of GD, asking whether he has seen Ji-Yong. Seeing Song Ji-Hyo jumping off the Macau Tower is another killer episode of course! I love her confidence! Song Ji-Hyo! Fighting!