Friday, February 22, 2013
Good news and Friday Food Journal
Well I have some news...I am officially cured of my Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome! I went to the chiro yesterday and the absence of any nerve issues for 6 weeks and the flossing of the muscles that were once bunged up in scar tissue say I beat the part of my diagnosis that scared the crap out of me. There are some serious horror stories about TTS online and when I beat the 2nd half of this foot issue, I am going to do a series on what I went through so I can give some hope to someone with the same diagnosis. In my worst depression over the diagnosis and what I read, I feared surgery that has a moderate success rate, permanent nerve damage and pain that some referred to as a searing ball of fire 24/7. I am one of the lucky ones and I intend to help others with my story. As far as pain, yes, I'm still in a good amount of it but we're rebuilding my muscle structure between orthotics (which could still take 6 more weeks for my feet to fully adjust to), strengthening exercises and balance board work to stabilize my muscles to properly support a normal gait. I have officially been cleared to do any exercise I'd like on a soft surface using pain as my gauge. I will not be doing plyo but there are some fighter kicks I'm looking forward to doing again. However I'm on watch for, of all things, walking on hard surfaces. Based on how bad of a time I had Tuesday after 3 days of walking on hard surfaces, he's working on strengthening a specific tendon to help release the pressure as well as an exercise to strengthen my ass. Yep, apparently the gluteaus medius (which sits atop your gluteaus maximus so it's more lower back/top of the da butt) has a lot to do with running injuries, screwed up gait (the way you walk) and is typically weak. So I'll be doing clamshells to strengthen that with every workout and then these one foot stretches just before workouts to help prepare the feet to do their job. He said these are more "big picture" things but will help in the long run as long as I'm consistent. So this is good news even though I'm still dealing with a lot discomfort wise. I think I should be good to go by the time we go on vacay.
But your eyes might've glazed over on that part like the Mr does when I babble about my visits so I'll give you what you came for...the eats.
Sunday was a test recipe that is coming next week. I think you'll like it, we loved it! Calories: 326
Monday was spinach chia pasta with a test sauce and a Hawaiian sweet roll. Recipe will be coming up in March but it was YUMMY! Calories: 684
Tuesday was half of a small fryer chicken with thyme, roasted garlic and bay leaf and roasted small potatoes. Calories: 624
Thursday was TJ's crab stuffed pacific flounder over thai lime rice and brussels. Calories: 658
We had some dang good eats this week! I haven't peeked on the scale so I hope the downward trend continues even though my water has kind of sucked.
Our friend comes to pick up the treadmill today. The Mr will be sad to see it go but it's going to a wonderful home. That's all we can ask for.
Got anything on tap for the weekend? Eat anything yummy this week?
*I am not a doctor and all information in my blog posts regarding Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome should not be construed as medical advice, only my personal experience as stated in the disclaimer tab.*
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