Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"You've turned the corner"

Those were the parting words my surgeon left me with this week. I've been dying to post an update, but first I wanted to hear from him. The TENS unit I've been sporting for the last few weeks has been a game-changer. Although I wear it 80% of the time I'm awake, I immediately started to notice that the 20% of my time without it had significant reductions in quantity and quality of pain. Friday night was an eye opener. I was crossing the street after dark, and as I was halfway across the street, cars appeared from out of nowhere. I had to run 6-7 steps to make it out of the street and avoid become a road pancake. And those 6-7 steps were completely pain free. Which got me thinking.....
The next day I spent wandering around nature taking the pictures you see here. Uneven ground has been notoriously pain inducing for me.
Sunday I went for a two mile walk.
Monday was a 1.75 mile walk.
Tonight was YOGA!!!!!
While I am not 100% cured and I do still have pain and a long road to get my strength and conditioning to where it was a year and a half ago, I've turned the corner.