I had my evaluation with the physical therapist today. He is leaning toward Spinal Stenosis. So my list gets a little longer of health issues. I will begin pool therapy immediately 3 time a week. I need to join the Y to use the stationary bike and continue to walk with frequent stops and sit downs.
My flexibility is good as are my ligaments. Thank you Yoga! I need to strengthen my core. BL challenges and yoga and do nothing that hurts past muscle soreness that goes with new exercises. No more back extensions, modify squats even more. Airplane pose is probably a no go.
I have been up since 4:00 am because I was so excited. Since my session I have had my cry and melt down and yes, Sparks, my comfort foods. I have the rest of today to deal with yet another diagnosis that is cramping my style and then it is back to work to tame these new monsters in my body.
The therapist says it will take about 4 months to see pain relief but I will. I am a Spark and I will meet this head on but not today. Today I am taking care of my emotional needs. Say a little for me if you are inclined and I will appreciate it so much.
I have just had so much this year and I am so overwhelmed right now. Nola
I am having a problem with my osteoarthritis and have not been able to cope with sitting or standing for long periods of time. My BL challenges are on hold until I can get this under control. I am disappointed but this is out of my hands for the moment. I am trying to get on each day but Wed. I just couldn't so I apologize if I have missed anything from anyone. I am doing a little better and have my first physical therapy session scheduled for Monday and hopefully I will learn how to cope better with this new crimp in my style.
I have a great Dr. who is so supportive and is trying to help me as much as she can. I will try some upper body ST tonight and see how that goes. my friends.
This was a week of learning when to slow down for me. I had a PTSD episode and it put me off kilter for a while. I kept doing my challenges but was dragging through the day. for some changes. I am now turning off the computer at 10:00 so that I can get back to my regular sleep schedule and less stressed out. I know that I can do this challenge and do it better than this week.
I had no weight loss and truthfully 3.4 lb.s in a month so far is good for me. I am . I may try to increase my calories a bit this week as I was often below 1200 or very close to that. I have a strong past history of staying in starvation mode. I am going to try to add new exercises instead of trying to increase duration of the exercises. I think that may be why my arthritis flared this week also.
We were to watch BL last night and choose our favorite team. I chose the black team. The two men have pasts in what I call the hero professions. I want to see them get back to feeling good about themselves. There were so many wonderful and heart wrenching stories.
I continue to be thrilled with the friendships I am making from this team. They are Divalicious Divas. They are warm and compassionate and supportive and encouraging. I wish I could meet them all in real life.
Off to plan what other things I can do to make my body scream and maybe get some better results during week 5!
I knew I had been feeling more negative even though I have been going gung ho on my challenges. I was having flashbacks to some traumatic past incidents. Nightmares and restless sleep were happening for several nights. I was feeling stressed by not accomplishing tasks. I felt as if I needed to apologize for any thing I couldn't do perfectly. My computer and little things were making me want to strike out. I saw my counselor on Thursday and she told me I was in the midst of a PTSD episode. I should have known but for all of us Cleopatra's who live in denial because it is more comfortable. It didn't register. I didn't make the changes I should have as I was functioning and last night and this morning was a series of mild panic attacks.
I have stayed within my calorie limits but not on healthy foods. I didn't complete my challenges yesterday and because I did not take my medication properly I may not be able to tonight because of the pain in my hips. I am more tired because I didn't rest properly. I just wanted to believe it would go away and it will but I have to help.
I am better tonight and more positive but it may be a while before I have the energy and the pain level down to complete my challenges. I want to apologize but knowing my team mates they will want me to just not worry and get back to normal.
for being here for me all of you. I am going to get back to work and dancing is on the agenda tomorrow. Keeper is ready and I think I will be also.
Like so many of my Diva Sisters the Strength Training went a little better this week. I wasn't quite as sore so no whining. I was able to lose 1 lb. this week and considering how long I have been waiting to get back to this point I am thrilled with the 3.4 lb. gone in 2 weeks.
I have had so much fun and developed such spark Friendships and received so much support and encouragement. There is no place like this!
My only downfall has been that I have developed some crazy sleep routine that I am going to have to change. I have to be off the computer by 10:00pm in order to get the rest my body requires and be a decent person to be around. I want to thank AROSEFORC my co leader on the Dealing With Anxiety team for taking up the slack while I am being a Turq' Titan Diva and Skinny Pumpkin. I want to apologize to my other teams for not checking in but this is really good for me and to say I love you to all my Spark Friends if I don't get around to you each day. I haven't forgotten you.
I have developed a wonderful routine and I feel and see a difference in my body and myself! I am going to work this week at refining my schedule so I do a better job at accomplishing everything. Tonight before bed I am going to try Chair Tai Chi! If I survive I will be here tomorrow! Nola