Giving Up On Physiotherapy :(
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
I track everything, and I mean everything. Sparkpeople not only has trackers for food and fitness, but also for budgeting at Spark Savings. Looking back on October, I saw I was way over on my budget :( $360 of physiotherapy treatments!
I really like this woman who was doing my treatments, but I realize that I am only getting temporary relief and I go back quickly to feeling the way I was. The RA damaged shoulder, humerus and elbow simply do not have a fix. She gave me the tools for self treatment and I just have to use them. I cannot do everything she did, but what I can should help in a small way. Its better than nothing.
This morning I was able to open my window in my apartment and enjoyed the fresh, cool, crisp air. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical for a warm up and then I did a 50 minute Kickboxing DVD. I was pleased that I could perform every exercise and nothing bothered me too much, not even on the toe when I did jumping jacks!! I could feel my right arm swing out on occasion, but I really focused on tensing my muscles to try keep it in position.
I have the day off so am trying to put it to good use. I did some decluttering, finding the poppies I was looking for. I can't deal with the straight, thick pins they have in them so like a lot of people, I got a little push pin with a backing on it. That way it doesn't fall off and stays put better. There was a little controversy over 'defacing' the poppy with a theme pin -usually a small Canada flag, but I have seen veterans wearing them like this too.
November 11 is when we remember our fallen soldiers, called Remembrance Day.
Wishing you a totally terrific Tuesday!