Monday, August 1, 2016
Monkey wrench of a weekend
Sooo...the weekend had a bit of a snag thrown into it.
I went in for my treatment with the chiro and he's as frustrated as I am. He tried to allow me to do my normal routine the first week. The second week, he pulled me off of lunges and squats to see how that did. Not well. While my muscles are no longer entangled in the demon that was the huge mountain on my calf, the problem has moved to the weight bearing muscles in the side and front and they are constantly tugging at each other. So because my exercise routine is basically making this a two steps forward, one step back situation...I've been yanked off of anything other than walking and upper body strength. Actually when I mentioned some plans that were going to require walking most of the day, he really seemed to cringe. He told me I needed to stop to rest every hour and the second I got back I needed to ice...this was not a suggestion and he said I was going to feel it. It scared me enough to put my health before fun.
He has come up with a new plan of attack that will include pulling out a mega ultrasound that goes deeper than the laser but it doesn't move the scar tissue out of the body like a laser does. So he wants me to go the day before my next massage and is speaking to the LMT to make sure she understands how he wants her to massage me. No exorcising demon knots but stripping the muscles with the intent of aiding what he breaks up with the ultrasound. I asked him point blank, am I dealing with Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome again. He said no. He said we're not dealing with the nerve issues and numbness and he feels the nerve flossing through the tunnel. He looked me in the eyes and said "we are getting out ahead of this and I have every confidence you are going to recover from this, it's just being stubborn." When he gets serious like that and he gets determined, I feel like I can believe him. He is dedicated to healing people and he said we've got a couple of other options which he didn't go into at the time. He is not only sensing my aggravation but is seeing with every visit that there is no pain relief and I know that frustrates him into kicking things into high gear. I trust him implicitly.
We passed a little carnival so we decided "fair food" sounded like a good change of pace for high cal day. I was happy to see mini elephant ears at a vendor since they were always a carnival favorite.
Lord, I remember back in the day (as a kid even) I used to eat a normal sized one but this was plenty and scratched that itch for a year. Sadly, anything else we tried was just kind of gross and we ended up throwing some stuff away. We did end up walking a lot more than I planned on that day, about 3-4 hours, and my hips were all outta whack even with rests. I went home and strapped on the ice packs and iced my feet. We did some glute stretches and stuff and just tried to relax the muscles. Later things got really tight but the next day I didn't feel quite as crappy as I did the day before so that's good.
We got some work done yesterday and had to hit the grocery for a produce refill. I noticed the first of the next season starting to peek in.
That's right y'all...brace up...pumpkin spice season is getting ready to kick off earlier than you think!
We did an upper body workout a little later than I wanted to but glad to get it in. A little whole wheat pasta with chicken for dinner and finished up some stuff. Trying to get ready for the week but I'm behind on meal planning. Womp womp.
But I guess it's us and Leslie Sansone this week. If it means I actually heal, she can be my BFF.
What did you guys do this weekend?
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