Feeling a little better today, the PMS is over and I am able to see my blessings and the good in my life rather than just being mired in the weight issue and the pain issue. I guess we all have bad days, right? I am back to a good day, and am thankful for that.
I went to physical therapy today and once again walked on the pool treadmill for 25 minutes. Got my ultrasound treatment and massage therapy and was told I have two visits left. They are submitting paperwork for approval for more visits, but they say my insurance company (a different one from last year) rarely approves more than 12 visits per 'incident.' I had a teeny bit of panic about that; what we are doing is working and I do hope the therapists will help me devise a plan in case we can't continue. I can't replicate the ultrasound or massage, and the doctor said walking in a cold pool would not be advisable. The therapy pool is 95 degrees to promote blood flow and healing and prevent injury while working damaged tissue. I really hope the insurance company will approve more visits. We'll see. My PT takes up about 2 hours of my day twice a week but it is so worth it for the pain reduction. My pain is cut nearly in half after 10 sessions. I am a lot more productive lately and feeling better about myself. I'm able to participate more in classes with my dogs and volunteer work as well, which I'd had to cut back on over the winter. Now I'm back to about 5 hours a week doing those things and hope to increase after spring break, feet permitting.
My eating is okay. I was getting tired of cooking and have been grabbing too many nuts (again) and slices of cheese. Haven't been keeping up on the veggie prep. I bought some Jimmy Dean reduced fat breakfast bowls and have had those as a meal here and there. Made a big batch of mushroom soup and have been eating that too, along with Rotisserie chicken. I will admit to eating the toppings off a slice or two of pizza this week as well. I should get back to counting calories since it seemed to be working pretty well for a few weeks. A company is mailing me some pre-cooked meals on dry ice this week to review, so that ought to be interesting, too.
Now if spring would just get here already I would feel even better! No more snow and ice, please!
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