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Progress!


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I got on my new treadmill Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I could do increasingly longer slow walks each day. Saturday was 1/2 mile (3 separate times), Sunday I walked 1 mile (3 separate times), and yesterday 1.25 miles (twice). Yesterday I managed over 15,000 steps which used to be my normal! But I was sore sore sore at the end of the day.

Today I see the chiropractor in the morning and have an appointment at a physical therapy office in the afternoon. In between I have to go to the medical doctor and try to get a referral for the physical therapist. This clinic has a therapist trained in the Graston Method, a soft-tissue therapy that Watermellen said worked wonders for her. It sounds like it might be helpful.

But any rate, I am optimistic that I am on the mend. I am doing everything I can, and I still have over 5 weeks before our trip.

In the meantime, I'm tightening up my nutrition. Made a Sausage & Kale soup with coconut milk yesterday, and looking forward to having it for lunch!

My mother has chemotherapy this morning and an appointment with the radiation oncologist this afternoon.

Wishing all my Sparkfriends a happy and productive Tuesday! It's a short week but we can make it count!!
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KONRAD695 9/8/2014 3:57PM

    I think you're doing wonderful with recovery. The Graston has worked for me in the past with an sore achilles tendon. Good luck with your appointment and I hope the chemo goes well for your mother.

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BUTTERFLY-1976 9/5/2014 12:23PM

    So happy to hear your making progress emoticon

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AJDOVER1 9/4/2014 5:41PM

    Sounds like you're covering all the bases. It's exciting to see you're making progress every day. I hope the physical therapy put you on the fast track to wellness!

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BUNERGIRL 9/4/2014 8:23AM

    Awesome!!! It's so hard to get our fitness back when injury slows us down. Sounds like you're making great headway, and I hope your continuing to be very mindful of your pain so that you don't give yourself a setback... this is the mother in me coming out... with 8 kids, I can't seem to switch it off. lol I hope your mom responds well to her chemo...
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KANOE10 9/3/2014 7:15AM

    Good luck with your chiropractor and Physical Therapy. Hugs to you and your mom.

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BOOKAPHILE 9/3/2014 1:01AM

    You remind me of the Energizer bunny....you just keep on going!

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SUGAR0814 9/2/2014 11:52PM

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ALIIDA 9/2/2014 11:07PM

    You're doing really well with the walking, considering how much pain you've been in recently. I hope your therapy goes well! You have so much going on with your mother's serious condition, too.

The recipe sounds delicious!

I hope you have a good week with even more progress!

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ID_VANDAL 9/2/2014 5:56PM

    Great job! I need some of your magic - can you send me some?


Hope things go well with your appointment and your mother's appointment.

Things just never are easy are they?

Vandal

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BROOKLYN_BORN 9/2/2014 5:56PM

    That's good news. Hoping for continuing improvement.

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KALISWALKER 9/2/2014 11:46AM

    15,000 steps you are tough. I hope you are feeling a little better and physio should help a lot.

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NANCY- 9/2/2014 11:35AM

    Glad that things are turning around for you and you are feeling better.
Hope all goes well for your mom.
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FEEDTHEHUNGER 9/2/2014 10:36AM

    You certainly seem to be doing absolutely everything you can to aid your recovery and I hope it pays off for you Big Time!

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RAWCOOKIE 9/2/2014 10:27AM

    emoticon good to hear of your progress - hope all goes well for you and your Mom x

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KABMPH 9/2/2014 9:37AM

    Best wishes all around, SparkFriend!

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DAISYBELL6 9/2/2014 9:15AM

    Glad you are on the mend!

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GABY1948 9/2/2014 8:38AM

    Hope all goes well with your mom's visits to the doctors.

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