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"Normal" Pain

Saturday, May 04, 2013

I went back to the chiropractor this morning. Last night we went to the first free concert of the summer and by the end of the evening, I was near tears. The doctor told me today that it is normal to feel a fair amount of pain after the first few adjustments. He showed me a few stretches, told me that my muscles are so tight that stretching cold is going to do damage, and that I need to give up my beloved heating pad.

Next time, I am going to have a massage. My muscles are used to my bones being in the wrong places so they are pulling things back out of alignment. Hopefully a massage wil help wtih all of that.

He also recommended drinking water with a squeeze of lemon. Usually I like just plain water, but the lemon is okay. I cut some very thin slices so it isn't overpowering. He asked if I have been doing normal or more moderate work outs and I told him that since it hurts to stand I haven't tried to run, and that I haven't been working out at all. He said that was probably wise, but that if it starts feeling better I can try walking.

Going to the chiropractor once a week, and now having the massage as well is not cheap, but if it works it will be totally worth whatever it ends up costing. I'm fairly sure the medical reimbursement from the new job - which hasn't been officially offered yet - won't kick in for ninety days, but it is good to think that I will eventually have some kind of medical coverage. Six months ago, getting treatment would have been much more difficult from a financial standpoint.

There are lots of things to be grateful for from the fact I can afford to get help to the doctor saying that he can fix me - not to mention the extremely likely possibilty of employment in the near future.

Since I have decided to focus more on weight loss, I have been trying to figure out how, exactly, to do that. I am aiming for a lower daily calorie intake - somewhere around 1300 - and thinking that HIIT work outs of some sort will be important when I can work out again. So far that's really all I have come up with. Well, and continuing to avoid wheat as much as I can. Sometimes it's just really convenient.

Tonight is all about resting, drinking water, and slowly, carefully taking care of a few household chores. Clean laundry is such a wonderful luxury.

Happy weekend, everyone!
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ARW715 5/5/2013 9:09AM

    This blog made me happy, glad you have the opportunity to feel better! I am also happy to hear about the job, maybe I missed an entry, glad to know it sounds like a sure thing!! Congratulations!

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CHERRYTOMATO 5/5/2013 12:05AM

    Massage is so awesome, I love it.

Sounds really rough how you are feeling... I really hope the treatments start to help you out soon. Being in pain is no fun at all.

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ARCHIMEDESII 5/4/2013 5:39PM

    You know, there was a time when you started working for a company, healthcare kicked in after 30 days. Lately I've noticed that more companies aren't offering healthcare until 90 days have passed. That stinks if you ask me.

I have friends with various aches and pains who rave about getting regular massages. I haven't had one in years. At some point, I need to treat myself to a deep tissue massage. basically, I just need someone to dig all the knots out of my muscles. it's either that or I hang upside down by my heels for an hour. LOL !!

Anyway, I'm glad you're getting some care for your back. I'm sure you'll start feeling normal again before you know it. I was talking to a friend today about some of my own aches and pains. I'm glad I start the new job on Monday because it means I can cut back on some of my exercise. I'm beginning to think the reason some of my aches haven't healed is because I haven't given them enough time to heal.

Have a great weekend ! Who did you see in concert ? I love outdoor concerts.



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