Thursday, August 28, 2014
Yesterday I walked up to the mailbox twice (total mileage: 0.6 miles) and I was in a world of hurt. TC saw me walking back and said, "You are really in pain, aren't you??" YES, I was!
Today I saw the chiropractor again for Session #2. Did exactly the same thing as Session #1. I don't think my problem is the spine. The pain is in my right butt cheek/glute. I can't walk one step without feeling pain. I walk like an old woman. (OK, an OLDER woman!)
I asked the chiro what I should be doing on my own: stretching? walking? heating pad?
He said YES! Stretch gently and walk until I feel pain. Which, HAVEN'T YOU BEEN LISTENING? PAIN IS WITH ME THE FIRST STEP OF THE DAY UNTIL THE LAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Watermellen suggest physical therapy, specifically the GRASTON method. Can you believe I found a physical therapy clinic in my town of 23,000 that has a therapist trained in this method of soft-tissue therapy? Woo hoo!
So tomorrow I will make an appointment. Only 6 weeks until we leave for hiking in Nepal and today I can't walk the distance from my bedroom to the den without tremendous pain.
At least I have plenty of documentation for the trip insurance company that I am trying to get better.
Ps - eating hasn't been great; just sort of wandering between boredom and stress. NEED to get active!!!!!!!!!!
Another stressor is that my mother's first 2 rounds of chemo have NOT shrunk the tumor in her lungs. She will submit to radiation, albeit reluctantly. I think she's trying to let her five children know that she's going to be refusing treatment pretty soon. She's terminal, they've told her so, the best they can do is buy her time. But at what cost? She's not interested in buying NON-QUALITY time, so...????
Have a great day, Sparkfriends! We soldier on no matter what the obstacles, do we not??