Week #15

Life has been busy for me lately as I work on my construction projects, Alaska Avalanche Step5Information Center work and preparing for time with my grandchildren.

I wish I could say that I have no pain and I’m getting around better than ever but that isn’t really the case. When I work too much or sit too long, I still have trouble getting up and walking, I find there is still times when I’m walking and go from feeling wonderful and normal, to a tightness and pain in my hips that is reminiscent of the pain pre-stem cell. But the good news, I can go to bed, sleep well and then get up in the morning and move freely again.

These I know are all signs of healing and I’m just working to get stronger every day and heal and grow. I’m also able to recognize the days I’m not eating clean, drinking enough water or stretching and strengthening. There is no cheating on this healing process. If you want to get over the pain, you got to keep at it every day.

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14 Week progress

GHWebsiteSpring is coming to Wasilla and my greenhouse and garden are calling. I’m hoping to start digging in the dirt soon. I am now 14 weeks post-op and still improving but not to a point I can do everything I want without pain and discomfort. While I am having a much easier time getting around and doing typical movements, I still feel some intense pain in the ligaments, tendons and muscles of my legs at the end of a busy, active day.  The tightness in my gluteous and piriformis  muscles requires deep muscle massage by rolling on  a firm ball or foam roller. But I’m able to lie down now and sleep without much pain.

I also purchased a BioMat, an amethyst crystal infared heating mat that is purported to provide profound benefits of detoxification, rapid healing, and natural pain relief. I have slept on it for three nights but don’t really feel a profound difference so I’m trying to be patient and give it a chance. I don’t seem to be able to lie on it for more than about two hours before I need to get off of it and roll to my side.

Still healing and feeling good about my decision.