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Physical Therapy

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Today I got in to see a physical therapist. We did a few exercises that are aimed to stretch out my leg muscles and make my butt work out all for a stronger leg. They were easy exercises and some I've done before, but I'm glad that I am able to know a few things to do and the proper posture for them (I could get started on how the video games create poor posture during certain exercises, but that's not for today).

Now I get to do them every day for the next 3 weeks until I see her again. I've given my husband the task of making sure that I've done them each day because I know that some days I'll look at them and say, eh tomorrow.

My leg has been feeling a lot better this week simply because I've been wearing a decent knee brace to keep it in line. It still twinges a little, but is nowhere near as sore as just a couple of weeks ago.

I get to go back in three weeks to see if I'm no longer in any pain. I'm looking forward to that to make sure I'm on the right track. It's helpful that it's right in the same building where my other doctors are.

You'd think that I'd leave my day to that, but my mother brought me to my session, so we always go out afterward. Today's fun stuff, more GeoCaching. I have 4 more on my list, bringing my total to 114. On our way through the woods to find our caches, I discovered a new game, but unfortunately I can't play it because I don't have a smart phone. It's called munzee (see at this link, perhaps you can play it: www.munzee.com/ ).

"Munzee is a real world scavenger hunt game where items are found in the real world and captured using your smartphone. You then level up and gain rank based on your score. Points are obtained by capturing other people's munzees or when your deployed munzees are captured by someone else. Munzee is based off of the fundamentals of geocaching and adds another layer of fun to the hunt. "

I saw two of these little check in spots for the new game, but that requires a smart phone and I only have a basic cell phone. I may never be able to start up this new game, but hopefully some of you may be able to find this an exciting new thing to do during your daily routine. It's not just in the woods, its in restaurants and businesses everywhere.


Today's Holidays: National Depression Screening Day, World Mental Health Day, World Sight Day and National Angel Food Cake Day.
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BRENDA_G50 10/11/2013 10:57AM

    emoticon your leg is getting better!!! emoticon emoticon

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AKATHLEEN54 10/11/2013 8:49AM

    Keep up with the exercises. I know from experience that strengthening muscles around sore joints work wonders to improve injuries!! Hope your leg is back to normal soon. emoticon

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JULIETTECAKE 10/11/2013 5:35AM

    Glad you are feeling better. It must feel good to be moving in the right direction again and to be able to do it independently.

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TRUCKERSMRS 10/11/2013 2:57AM

    So glad to hear that your leg is a little better. I'm sure the physio exercises will help.
I've not heard of Munzee over here but we are a few years behind you on GeoCaching. I'll have to look it up. I have a basic phone too but DH has an iPhone so we could download it onto that.
Have a good weekend.
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SUNNYWBL 10/10/2013 11:32PM

    I'm so glad that you have a plan to get your leg stronger and pain free.

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MONTIKARLA 10/10/2013 9:50PM

    Munzee looks like so much fun! I'm glad your knee is feeling better with the exercises and brace.

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FRAN0426 10/10/2013 9:33PM

    Great that the physical therapist was able to give you exercises that you can do at home without going there several times a week. Having your husband asking you if you have done those exercies every day will keep you accountable. It is very important to keep doing those exercises continually in able to get the best results possible. emoticon

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