26 January 2022

One step up and two steps back

 I've been doing the hip opener challenge and the happy back challenge. Things have been getting better for my knee. Less pain, easier movement, all of that. Then the other night I started foam  rolling. While it is painful to do, immediately after the knee feels amazing. Also, it is getting easier except for my traps, those are still so incredibly painful. Anyway, the knee feels great after rolling and stretching. But yesterday morning, and again today, I get up with major back pain on one side. I don't know if it's from the stretching/rolling combination or the way I sleep. Or could it be that things are just moving back into proper position and many times it will get a bit worse before it gets better. I don't know but I have to keep powering through to find out. I also think I will make a chiro appointment for Friday. 

We did hit the hot tub before bed last night and OMG, that thing is amazing. I always feel so relaxed and sleep so well. Love that thing. 

I don't have much more. The back/knee has been the focus of my life in the last day or so. I really do think I'm making progress as I actually go without pain for a while. But man it is slow going. Yesterday, for the first time in a long time, I didn't even hit 4,000 steps. That's how much pain I was in. I just wish I knew the right things to do to make it better. And if it's going to get better. Right now I feel like I'm going backwards instead of moving forward. But, like I said above, many times, many things, will get worse before it gets better. It's like you injure something, it hurts and your body has to learn to work with it. Then your body figures it all out and you are okay, but then it starts to get better and you go through the same pain/issues as you heal like you did when you were firsts injured. So I guess I'll keep plugging along and see what happens. I can't live like this, but I did for awhile so...... 

I gotta go. My tree isn't quite done but I have got to go to the bathroom. 

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