Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Prodigal Pound-Part II

Well, it's Weigh In Wednesday again, and I sent the Prodigal Pound packing!! And also sent another .4# with it! Back to a net .2# loss over the last month or so. My "Any moron can lose a pound a week" theory has been torn asunder. THIS moron found out it wasn't as simple as I'd professed. Admittedly, I've had a few challenges in the exercise department, but I still can't help but believe I can do it. I haven't given up the fight, that's for sure. I have been fairly pleased with my food program. I've been taking care to journal daily, and prepare new things in new ways to keep myself interested. Hubby Dearest has been very good about accepting the concoctions I've been trying out. :) Having made some caloric adjustments due to the exercise issue, I think I'm doing ok. Having grilling weather returning to our fair city has helped a great deal!! My favorite grilled pineapple with Creole seasoning has brightened our dinners of late.

My sciatica has not improved significantly, so my exercise has been sporadic at best. When I am awakened with the leg pains at 3 in the morning, I do go down to the main level and walk around the house for about an hour. I have been meaning to put on the pedometer, but I can't find it in the dark. I am wondering if replacing carpet can be considered a medical deduction? At any rate, during my walks, as I get a bit more limber and the pain subsides gradually, I stop at the stairs and do a few stair steps (10 on each leg). I get about 3-4 of these done every other "lap". The walking does help, but I'm still not walking outdoors for long periods of time. I still feel just a bit uneasy about getting too far from home and not being able to hobble back. I'm only out and about on the walking path for 10-20 min. The golf course is opening today, so I'm am working diligently to get my "kinks" worked out. Right now, there's no way I could play a round of golf. And, of course, you know that is something I am anxious to do.

My chiropractor is working hard to help, but I'm not getting the results I'd hoped for yet. I may have set my sights too high, but I was hopeful I'd be having some relief by now. I've had one session of spinal decompression, and today I'll be having a deep tissue massage, then on Friday, another spinal decompression. Acupuncture will be the next step, if one of these next two sessions aren't helpful. Hopefully, one or both of these things will UN-GUM me. I still can't get over being told I'm "really gummed up" by the Dr. AND....tomorrow is my appointment with the orthopod for my cortisone shot. I'm going to ask him about my sciatica as well. I am hoping to schedule my knee replacement tomorrow, too. I know the wait is about 7 months for this Dr., so I'm hoping to get by until the week after Thanksgiving.

I am also going to make an attempt to catch up on my blogs. I've not been able to sit for long periods of time at the computer, so I've read some of the blogs on my Crackberry, but answering or commenting on that contraption is not easy, so I just read and remain silent. I'm back down at the computer now, so I'm hoping to be a bit more communicative.


  1. Hope the chiro starts working. It can be a miserable night when you hurt. Grilled Pineapple with creole, Hmmn! intersting. I may have to give it a try.

  2. Based on your posts, it is looking like your chiro is grasping at straws (decompression, massage, cold laser, etc...) I know if you were my patient we would have either had you up and around, mostly pain-free, or had you in for a neurological consult by now. Either way, you should be seeing some steady improvement with your treatment program. If not, change it!

  3. I'm hoping that deep tissue massage does the trick. It will definitely un-gum you, if it doesn't kill you first. :) (But in a really good way.)

    Fingers crossed!

  4. I'm sorry to hear that you're not healing the way you were hoping to! I hope you get some relief soon. I'm sending healthy vibes your way :)

  5. Yay for the loss! I was with you, I also said, "a pound....I can do that with my hands tied behind my back". So have I? Heck no! I've actually gained about 3 pounds in the last month!

    I'm turning it around though!!!!


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