So it’s the day after physical therapy, aka “the torture chamber”. Yeah, my therapist I knows I call that place a torture chamber, so no worries. It’s all in fun. Sorta, lol.
We went through the usual drill of him straightening my leg which is always fun *cough*, he massaged my knee very thoroughly and we went through strengthening exercises. The new exercise for me is a dura-slide. From what I understand, the nerve is surrounded by something called the dura which, as we move, slides smoothly over the nerve. My leg, besides being weak, has a lot of nerve issues from the dura not gliding around the nerve smoothly over the years. I’m thinking I might need a three-ring binder to hold all my pages of exercises. 😛
What’s really great is today (the day after my PT appointment) I’m feeling infinitely better than the day after my last PT appointment. OMG, last time was really bad. I was down for the count last time and couldn’t do any exercises at all. This time, it’s quite different! I was able to do all my exercises this morning, plus I even went to Starbucks! It’s the little pleasures in life, eh? *grins*
It’s also Day 3 of my new lifestyle of food intake. So far, so good! Fortunately, I’m not one for processed foods and am a big supporter of organics, and I stay way from aspartame and gluten as much as possible. That alone, I really believe, helps in not packing on the pounds. I’m pretty positive that I didn’t gain a lot of weight last year because of this philosophy of eating.
So it’s all good today. Progress is being made! This is “journey of a body on this earth”.