Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Moving on....

Now that I feel I've got a plan for the hip, as I started massage therapy yesterday, it's time to move on! I'm hoping the massage gets the muscles working again and lessens the pain. That way, I can use acupuncture for something more beneficial...at least to my future plans ;)

Instead of having a normal session today, I had my fertility acupuncture intake meeting. T. asked all kinds of questions about everything under the sun - I trust he knows the information that he needs to come up with the best plan for me that's possible.

My lifelong dream is to be a mommy and I'm hoping and praying that getting healthier and adding acupuncture in the months before I begin my journey will be the ticket. Though, now that I think about it, with tonight's appointment, my second journey begins now. I ordered a Rx that T. submitted when I got home. Precious Sea is the herb. The goal is to regulate my cycles, which are 40+ days.

Here's to the beginning of Journey 2...may it be the complete opposite of Journey 1.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

the latest in the back saga...

Well, there has been relief of back pain...however, it has been replaced. Just my luck! The left hip has had pain since last June but seemed to get more and more nagging as months went by. Xrays showed nothing...MRI showed a bit of bursitis on both sides but nothing really that would explain the constant pain, let alone the magnitude of the pain.

Over the last several months, I've tried water PT which did not help, though, made the pain worse. I did 12 sessions of open pool following the end of PT - the warm water did help, but with open pool, I could just hang in the water, taking the pressure off the hip and the pain would ease...I was on my own so I didn't have to do scripted exercises. Once that ended, Dr. D suggested acupuncture as the next step since nothing was working. That started in February - 2x a week for many weeks. It's provided a great deal of relief. It hasn't fixed the problem completely but it's helped..bonus! I'm still, to this day, going weekly. I'm not sure it will "FIX" the problem, but at this point, I'll take the relief.

I've begun walking a couple miles a day, trying to lose weight and strengthen my leg and hip muscles. I'm willing to try anything to help at this point.

My back remains better, thankfully! It has it's moments when I've done too much but for the most part, I feel that the series of 3 surgeries and countless injections (mainly the final one) has done the trick.

Here's to strengthening the hip and acupuncture continuing to help minimize the pain!

...it's about time to start focusing on something else :)