Sunday, August 25, 2013
To my dismay The Body is up in rebellion once more--Arthritis is back!!Since it is my Pelvic girdle that is affected---it turns walking into hobbling and each and every normal activity can be extremely painful--most of all visits to the Loo!!Since one has no option but to just grin and bear it, I hobbled down to my Physiotherapist's Clinic for some help.She suggested Diathermy to begin with to reduce the swelling in my Lumbar region and also advised the local application of an Ayurvedic Liniment called Myostaal--for me literally Heaven sent!!.
The process lasted 15 minutes for 5 days after which she switched me onto something called IFT----and the effect was truly wonderful.An Electrical Current is run through some Electrodes attached to the affected area and this feels like Ants crawling over the affected area---spasmodically massaging it gently.What toasting my spine could not achieve these Electrical Ants did in a few sittings!!Today I'm well enough to sit at my Computer(I have both a Laptop and a PC) and since I prefer my PC to the Laptop, the relief of being able to sit on my chair with a considerably reduced Pain quotient IS definitely reason to celebrate!!Another 5 days of this continued Therapy should help me to regain a lot of normalcy before Sayali arrives on the 31st. August for a Vacation of 15 days with me.
I have plans to visit Kolhapur with her provided my butt co-operates with me!!If not we will spend some quality time together just relaxing and catching up.And of course there is that niggling matter of my 60th. Birthday in September--for which Sudhir's sisters are planning some old fashioned traditional rituals---very sweet of them to do so--only I can't trust myself to get through it all without bawling my eyes out and embarrassing everyone present.I guess I just have to be a sport and get myself through that day without hurting their feelings--for that is the last thing I want to do!!