It was the best of times.. It was the worst of times..
In so many ways I feel better than I ever have. In other ways, I just feel old & decrepit. The supplements really helped, and I felt like I was getting better, then stuff started going numb. Fingers, toes on my left foot, and my right leg from my thigh down. My hip is hurting like crazy, and it feels like my right leg wants to curl up and die. So, I cancelled plans for today – involved a lot of driving, etc – and had my husband take me into the chiropractor I saw a few years ago. Turns out I’ve slipped a vertebrae & it’s pinching a very important nerve to my right leg. Joyous day. lol
It’s such a disparity. My ‘back’ feels pretty darn good at the moment, considering I have a slipped disc. It’s just my right leg that’s all hurt and gimpy. I got a lot of great therapy at the chiro today – ice, heat, ultrasound, stim, deep tissue massage, etc. Got taped up, too. She even gave me homework to do & I go back Monday, after physical therapy at Kaiser.
I’m doing great, considering the structural defects I’m living with. Yeah, I’ve been better, but I’ve also been a lot worse.
PS – all my blood tests came out normal. Haven’t heard about the xrays, yet, but my chiro had ones from 3 years ago and she did see some spurring on the right hip. Guess we’ll see how the new ones compare. The chiro also felt a trip to the neurologist was a good idea considering the change in neuropathy in my legs.
What is the most frustrating is not knowing how much improvement I can expect. Is it all the spine, or is it something else, too? Will I be a couch potato for the rest of my life? Will I get a chance to go back to CrossFit?
When do you decide to stop fighting for something better?
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