We survived round 1 of the storm - I'd say we got pretty close to 2 feet. AND guess what? Round 2 is headed our way! Good times, people - does anyone live in hot weather and have a guest house that you'd love to put me up in???
So let's talk physical therapy. I told you about last Thursday and the woman who does mechanics. Then Friday, I saw another woman who massaged and pulled on my Achilles, foot and calf. Both days I also had the electrical stimulation and this weekend I felt really good! A 6 mile power walk with the dogs and almost no pain. Then the 7 mile run. Which hurt, but nothing like in the past.
Yesterday another session of a specific squat designed to challenge the ankle joint and Achilles. Followed by the electrical stim. I did plyometrics and went 5 miles on the dreadmill and very little pain during and almost no pain getting up in the night!
So today I saw the mechanics lady again. She is firmly convinced that the answer lies in my ankle joint - me? I think it's electrical stimulation that’s doing wonders. Either way, something is working - and that is good. The pain I feel is usually not TERRIBLE pain, it's just a chronic always there pain. And the thing with chronic pain is that you sometimes don't even know it's there until you're not in pain! So Saturday I suddenly realized - while in the shower - that I wasn't in pain!! It was strange!
The physical therapist’s office is going to submit to my insurance for them to authorize me getting one of those stimulation machines so I can use it at home. They cost - get this - $3,000!!! So first we have to see if it's approved and then see how much of that they cover.
But I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel!