Today was session #9 with the new physical therapists. I walked in the pool on the treadmill as usual, but this time I walked for 25 minutes at a higher speed than I ever have before. It felt great and I had no pain. The therapy pool is the BEST thing I have tried! I can feel a real difference not only in my pain level, but in my overall fitness as well. At each visit I also get ultrasound therapy and massage. Along with the medication, splints, and stretches, this PT seems to be helping me more than anything else I have tried in the past 2 years (the shots did eliminate the pain but did not heal the problem). I am very hopeful that this *could be* the answer and maybe I will be able to avoid surgery this summer after all. We'll see.
My eating is also back on track, although I do have a headache from getting back off the sugar and high carbs. I think tonight I am going to make a fresh mushroom and vegetable soup for dinner. Maybe I'll have some Rotisserie chicken with it. Feeling good!
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