Tuesday, June 12, 2012
It has been a year since I've blogged?? Really .. it seems like just a month or so .. but I realized that I blog in my head, but haven't sat down and shared with my Spark friends! I apologize!
This past year has been very hard for me. I have lived with almost constant pain in my hip and previous blogs explain why. I've finally hit what I feel is a turning point.
I have not used my cane for the last couple of days, I had it with my for longish walks however. I find that what I used to do without even thinking about it: going up and down the stairs multiple times a day, going out to get the mail, walking from the middle of the parking lot to a store (not trying to get a close spot) and myriad others activites have become my goal. I think back to when a 2hr walk with the dogs was my norm .. now walking for more than 20 minutes is a major accomplishment.
The pool, my integrative physician, chiropractor, acupuncturist and massage therapist have all helped. Over a year ago I was looking at hip replacement surgery as a possible option. I can optimistically say now that I don't feel that is the best avenue for me to go down.
One other thing I've realized, is that I NEED to blog more regularly .. and share my struggles .. that is after all why we are here on Spark .. to connect and lift up .. encourage and commiserate .. to support and push as needed .. so to all the people reading this - THANKS FOR BEING MY SPARKFRIEND!