There's a lot going on in my life right now.
For starters, I got new glasses!:
Although that's not all that important. I did lose 2 lbs this week, and I've gotten up to 6 miles on my new exercise bike. I think tomorrow I'll try for 8. :) I lost my voice earlier this week, it's still not back. Makes my job difficult since it's a chatty type job.
Speaking of jobs...well, I'm getting this physical therapy right now, she's doing myofascial release on me. It's a type of soft tissue therapy for tight painful muscles. It's amazing. Anyhow, I'm doing my pt exercises at home every day and seeing her twice a week for treatment. It's just...I have so much hope. She spent the last two weeks on my legs, which are my first biggest problem. Next week she'll work on my butt/hip area because she said the reason my feet turn out when I walk is the muscles are pulled so tight they are turning my feet outwards instead of letting me walk straight.
Then, I assume we'll work on my second biggest issue, which is my shoulders. The knots in them right now are really bad and they hurt so much I napped twice to escape the pain this week. I try not to do that unless it's really, truly, horrific pain.
Oh, but anyhow, on to the subject of jobs. I plan to try and get a second short shift job. I'm done with PT in four weeks, and I plan to start applying in two weeks. This way I can already have the ball rolling. I truly feel so much better that I think I can do it. I'll be working two jobs that are 4-6 hour shifts, which is good for now. I did 5 hours the other day so easily! When I left I realized I hadn't been hurting at all. This is huge progress for me. At my current job I've gone from crippling pain during two four hour shifts, to doing 6 hour shifts and 3 day work weeks with very little pain, over the course of the last few months.
There are some other things in the works lately for my writing as well. Keep checking back for updates on things that will be going on here. :D
Do any of you suffer from chronic pain? If so, how do you deal with it? Do you work/is it difficult?