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Comeback 2022 - week 13


Dave

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First week of PT.

Like always, it seems the first part of PT is a waste of time.

Doc referred me to a different place than I usually go, so I don't get to see my favorite Amanda with the magic hands. This guy, Dalton, is pretty good though. He seems to know his stuff and was good at listening. Assorted tests to see where I'm weak and where things hurt under what conditions.

The IT Band is all scrunched up in the spot that bothers me the most, but he found what appears to be the root cause. One of the upper attachment points between it and the gluteus. Probably a small tear that hasn't healed because 1) I'm old; 2) I'm diabetic; 3) I've tried to run through it; and 4) I sit all day and that position seems to not be good for it.

So I've got a few of those immensely boring exercises and stretches to do for 6 or more weeks that will hopefully strengthen the surrounding areas while it finishes healing. Also, standing more during the day.

Trip to Idaho starting this afternoon with a truckload of odds and ends for the kids' new apartment. I used to make fun of parents that did things like this for their adult children. But here I am. Be there all week, then get back for just a few days before the trip to Boston. Busy April.

Recent books:

  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman - Do yourself a favor and go read this. TODAY.
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama - Fascinating, enlightening.
  • Phantoms by Dean Koontz - Fun one.
  • The Broken Kingdoms by NK Jemisin - Well done fantasy. One of the few African American fantasy authors out there. Book 2 of the series.
  • The Kingdom of Gods by NK Jemisin - Book 3 of the series.
  • The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead - Mystery involving elevators. Didn't see that coming.
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells - Book 1 of a sci-fi multi volume series. Each book isn't long, but very entertaining.
  • Artificial Condition by Martha Wells - Book 2.
  • The House of Thunder by Dean Koontz - Gaslighting at it's finest.
  • Three by Lars Kepler, my new favorite Scandinavian author - The Nightmare, The Fire Witness, and The Hypnotist. There are six more as soon as I can get to them.
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That drive is going to be a lot of sitting for someone who is not supposed to do a lot of sitting.

I get that PT exercises can be boring but if they are going to get you back running why not look at them in a favorable light? 

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On 4/1/2022 at 11:05 AM, ocrunnergirl said:

That drive is going to be a lot of sitting for someone who is not supposed to do a lot of sitting.

I get that PT exercises can be boring but if they are going to get you back running why not look at them in a favorable light? 

Easy for you to say, Ms. Crossfit. 😋

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loved the NK Jemisin and Martha Wells books.. 

at last test, my a1c was 5.6 instead of 5.7, magically I'm no longer pre-diabetic.. though come to think of it, we've been doing the Orthodox fast for Lent this year, maybe all the vegetables helped. (no meat, fish, dairy or eggs, wine and oil allowed on weekends only). 

came out of twice-weekly PT for six months recently. The knee is holding up, the shoulder has now broken down with a new rotator cuff problem. I've been trying an app we get free through work, Hinge Health. It seems to be more for sedentary office workers with chronic pain though, hasn't been helpful. Back to PT I guess. 
My wife worked at the church for a decade or so, told me that the older parishioners seemed to spend much of their day just getting to all the doctor appointments. Here I go ;-) CT scan tomorrow, lung function test next week, dermatologist after that, have to fit in PT somehow around earning a living.. 

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12 hours ago, doug in co said:

loved the NK Jemisin and Martha Wells books.. 

at last test, my a1c was 5.6 instead of 5.7, magically I'm no longer pre-diabetic.. though come to think of it, we've been doing the Orthodox fast for Lent this year, maybe all the vegetables helped. (no meat, fish, dairy or eggs, wine and oil allowed on weekends only). 

came out of twice-weekly PT for six months recently. The knee is holding up, the shoulder has now broken down with a new rotator cuff problem. I've been trying an app we get free through work, Hinge Health. It seems to be more for sedentary office workers with chronic pain though, hasn't been helpful. Back to PT I guess. 
My wife worked at the church for a decade or so, told me that the older parishioners seemed to spend much of their day just getting to all the doctor appointments. Here I go 😉 CT scan tomorrow, lung function test next week, dermatologist after that, have to fit in PT somehow around earning a living.. 

Guess we can always sit on the bus together...

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