Friday, September 06, 2013
I took my final test on Monday and passed with 100%! I am officially a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I was planning on going to school to be a Massage Therapist but last night I came across a link someone from my IIN class shared for a college that has a degree program to become a Natropathic health care provider and this is VERY interesting to me. I'm going to be exploring this option to see what it offers. Wish me luck!
My knee is doing well (see my last blog) but my hip has been getting steadily worse since then. It's to the point where I have had to stop working out completely and can barely walk around doing my regular daily activities. It's SO frustrating! I had a Hip Arthrogram and MRI on Tuesday and got the results yesterday. It only showed arthritis inflammation. I explained how it's come on so suddenly and my symptoms and he examined it and suggested a Marcaine injection (long acting Novacaine), physical therapy and a different anti-inflammatory medication so we'll see what happens.
I was worried he would tell me I couldn't do the MS Challenge Walk but he gave me his permission to "try" the walk. I am hopeful! I had my first therapy appointment yesterday after the doctor and it went well. I like my therapist and she listened to me and actually felt the two spots that are tender and agreed that it seems partially muscular too. I hope this all works! She used ultrasound on the hip flexor and it helped. Now I'm still resting, watching and waiting for it to get better.
Hope everyone is doing well!