Friday, March 19, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Throughout my experience of being in grad school at PSU, I have been trying to take care of my chronic back pain by trying out different treatments and methods. Thus far, I have taken yoga class, seen a psychiatrist, an osteopath, an acupuncturist, a chiropractor and lately I have been going to OHSU to see pain specialists and physical therapists. By trying out these different avenues I have learned alot of techniques to alleviate some of the pain such as breathing exercises and stretches. The last couple of months, I have been sort of stuck on my obstacle course project because it still was not manifesting as a concrete form in my head. This week though, I have decided to remap this particular project so I can incorporate some of the things that I am learning from physical therapy and yoga class into it. Whenever I talk about my back pain to other people I feel like I'm fucking up the vibe for being a complainer, so I feel good that I can have a project where I can put it into some sort of productive use. I feel better now thinking about the project too as divided into small sections as opposed to one cohesive whole.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010