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Some Good News but Not That Good News

February 5th, 2017 at 02:15 am

Nothing on the job front. This good news is about my body. Last week the physical therapist tried a new treatment on me. I went in on Monday and then again on Wednesday. I felt improvement after the first time and after the second I was kind of shocked. Guys, I am walking without pain. I am sitting up without pain.

Things had gotten so bad that even going to the grocery store was getting really hard. Forget going to more than one grocery store in a day. One trip would wipe me out for the rest of the day and night. The day after the first treatment we easily went to three stores. Then on Wednesday we went to two. No limping, no pain, no having to recover from it all afterwards.

The only issue is I have very little stamina. I'm weak because I haven't been in the pool since late October when I got so sick and then hurt myself so bad in November when I fell. So while I can walk okay now, I tire very quickly. I will have to work on that. I am going to attempt to start using the treadmill again. Just 5 minutes a day to start and then add on and see how I do.

I can sit in a chair now for more than 5 minutes without having to shift my position. Or throw my legs over the arm while sitting half sideways. It is really remarkable. I hope it lasts. So far it seems to be. I will get another treatment on Wednesday. If I can start walking again when the whether warms up I will be such a happy person.

It may be a few days before I start up the regimen, though. My PT had a cold that she said she was over, but she coughed in both sessions and I came down with it Thursday evening. It feels like the plague, I swear, though it is probably just a very bad head cold. I am treating with elderberry tincture, elderberry syrup, honey/lemon/ginger/garlic tea, and the lovely orange, pseudophedrine, mucus relief pills, and blue/green cold pills. That allows me to function enough to eat, shower, and dress myself, but not much else. Hopefully it will pass soon.

So my PT is on both my good and bad list this week. I think walking wins, though.

7 Responses to “Some Good News but Not That Good News”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That is really great news! I think you had another positive outcome with a chiropractor earlier in 2016...did that outcome hold long term?

  2. My English Castle Says:

    That is excellent news, Robin. Long may it continue.

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That's wonderful news on the health front. Hope you can build your exercise up soon!

  4. Carol Says:

    Walking is wonderful!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    That is fabulous that you can do so much without pain. I imagine once you can do more painlessly, you will build up your stamina. Thanks for sharing good news!

  6. alice4now Says:

    Great news regarding the pain decline! Hopefully your cold passes and you can get back to feeling better!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good news about the walking!

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