It’s Pouring, the Old Man is Snoring…
Ok I’m snoring. I’m lying on my side in the Physical Therapist’s office on a padded table with a heating pad on my leg. It’s really heavy and it’s moist heat. *beep* Time for the ultra sound. zzzzzzz. *beep* “Were you sleeping?” Me? No. Why do you ask? “Because normally people who are awake don’t snore.” oh
She really really worked my IT band–the tendon that connects the hip and the knee. Iliotibial band it’s called. I’m cross-eyed in pain…and also I don’t have my glasses on so I may not be cross-eyed, just blurry. ANYWAY, after the torture comes the exercises. Leg lift with 2 lb. weights, side lift with same weight (OWIE! that one’s hard.) Hamstring stretch 3 x at 30 seconds. Leg extensions with 3 lb weight. Leg curl with blue band resistance. Calf stretch 3 x at 30 seconds. Hip glider machine, 3 springs, 15 times. Sideways stepping, marching then on to the box. It’s 4″ box I step up on my bad leg, touch my right toe and then step back down. 15 of those. After that, I step up on my bad leg and then continue forward and step down on my good leg. 15 of those. 5 min on the tread mill, lvl 1.
Then I walk out of the office. I don’t limp for a good 45 min after that. Then I sit down and of course it tightens up again, but I’m not limping as bad. But it’s raining. I have to limp fast to get to the car! So I am making measurable progress.
I do have a question though. You all know how hard it is for me to loose weight. Very strict diet, and I do as much exercise as I can given my current physical state. Do the probiotics work? Could I have a digestive problem instead of a calorie problem?