Eight Weeks and Healing

PS FenceThis week I had a bit of a set back because I over did it while working to build a fence around a five-acre parcel I own in Colorado. However, after a day of rest I know I am definitely making progress again. I came back to the mountains and worked with my friend and neighbor to install this field fence to protect our property from the neighbors sheep. On day five we took much needed time off to rest and recover. My legs have been aching at night but I’m sure it’s because I did too much walking on uneven ground, carrying posts, shoveling, raking… The amazing part is I was able to do those things at all!

Yesterday I went to see my friend Jean Bean in Pagosa Springs who is a practicing therapist in Quantum Energetics. It’s a very cool way to reset the bodies brain and energy channels to break through entrapments and allow the body to heal more effectively. When I first laid down on the table my hips were aching but within a few minutes of her beginning to work, the pain went away and I drifted into a place of peace, quiet and relaxation.

Interesting stuff. I continue to diligently work to heal my body. One day at a time but big steps forward. I think the most important thing I have learned on this journey is not to get discouraged and to keep going every day. I was able to get up this morning and go through my one-hour yoga, stretch, weight workout and I feel better and ready to carry on.

 

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Seven Weeks

Today I’m happy I’m making enough progress I was able to ski and hike again but also feeling sore and a little disappointed that I’m still not completely pain free. I know

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First day back on skis!

Dr. Cohen said to expect this up and down and be patient for 6-12 months. But it’s still hard. I have been thinking back about what I have been doing and eating this past week that might have contributed to the joint pain and soreness today.

I stopped working out two hours a day and drove to Flagstaff to meet my friend last Thursday. Then I skied for two-and-half-hours and went swimming on Friday. On Saturday I rode in a car and hiked on short walks around the Grand Caynon. Sunday we hiked to a couple of national monuments around Camp Verde, AZ so I got in some walking but skipped my normal routine of stretching, yoga and pushup core work. Then I took another day off on Monday to drive back to Phoenix and immediately went to work on the computer. I got in a very short bike ride in the afternoon but again no stretching or core work. On Tuesday I spent all day sitting and working on the computer with only short breaks and then get in a one-hour bike ride in the afternoon. Only to come home, forget to stretch out, and sit more.

The other detrimental factor was during this period I ate more carbs and junk food plus skipped my supplements a few times and stopped drinking golden milk.

Today I can see I must be diligent and stick to the planned routine.

I had a smoothie made with lots of micro greens and yogurt for breakfast and then a big salad with more micro greens and some turkey for dinner so hopefully that will help get me past this joint pain pretty quick. Plus I got in a good workout and stretch.

All and all I still feel like I’m making progress because there are lots of things I can do now I couldn’t do before. I just knew when I walked through Lowe’s tonight in search of supplies, I felt pain and the need to stop and stretch to work it out, a sign I am far from healed.

I’m still happy because I was able to go for an hour-and-a-half bike ride today plus get in my workout without much pain.

Guess I’ll stretch tonight, take my supplements and get to bed early for a good night’s rest. Here’s to growing stem cells and continued healing.