Tea(-4) Time with Tracy: Week of October 2nd
What a difference a week makes. I started physical therapy last week-which I went to on Monday and Friday. I have scheduled twelve appointments in the next six weeks! I didn’t really know what to expect, but after my first session, I knew that it was going to be helpful. My endo had associated my knee/joint pain with Hashimoto’s, but I also happen to have flat feet, which doesn’t help. It turns out that this whole time, I was doing all the wrong exercises to help myself. I have been running on a treadmill which is definitely not the best idea for anyone with knee pain, as stated by my physical therapist. It was really great getting one on one attention. I did specific exercises, as shown by my PT, to strengthen my feet and leg muscles. As apprehensive as I was to start, it is now my favorite part of the week.
I was feeling positive and even decided to go the extra mile by joining a gym! Now my mission is to lose some weight, which will eventually help with the brutal knee pain. It feels good to have started my health regimen! I’m even thinking about going gluten free. Has anyone had experience with transitioning to a gluten free lifestyle? Twenty nine days until a candy-less Halloween!
Sending much love and support your way,