Honestly, I don't know where the time goes sometimes. I've thought several times about sitting down and writing, but when I do the amount of time I have before I have to either:
a. pick austin up at the high school
b. adjust one of my beloved patients
c. make lunch
d. make a pot of coffee
e. fold a load of laundry, or
f. fill in the blank
is very limited.
My bum leg is still, well, bum. Why yes, yes it is. It's been quite a process. And since I like lists tonight. Here are the things I have been doing to make my shin splints go away... far, far away.
b. massage (4 different times I might add)
d. self-massage at any given moment (in the car, while at church, at the doctors, at lunch with my girlfriend- um, you get the idea)
e. new shoes
f. compression socks (expensive!)
h. a rolling stick (to massage in just a little different way)
h. Epsom salt bath (I bought the salt and haven't taken the bath yet) See first list to understand why.
The test I perform to see how the leg is faring: I hop on it and if the bruised feeling acts up, it's still not healed. I hopped today and it felt bruised. Pooh!!
My last post was a bit of a downer. This leg injury has taken a lot longer than I ever thought it would. Shin splints are new to me as a person, a chiropractor, a runner... it is teaching me a lot. One of the most valuable things God is showing me is to rely on Him, and Him alone, not running. Wow! That is the word I keep seeing in my head. It most certainly is teaching me patience. Have I ever told you that I am an impatient person? Some of you that know me well have figured that out long ago. I have prayed about that for years. If it takes discomfort in my lower left leg to get my attention, to move me a little closer in that direction, then by all means, I will sit still and listen. Thank you, Jesus. Our God is a creative God and I praise Him for it.
So that's where I'm at these days. I'm treating, learning, listening, sitting, waiting, praying, encouraging, praising, and all because I cannot run.
We're going on spring break starting Thursday. Yay us!!
Our first stop is:
a. Louisville, Kentucky
b. Nashville, Tennessee
and last but not least
c. Edisto Island, South Carolina
(and whilst we are in SC, we'll head to d. Charleston and e. Savannah)
About 2 weeks after that lovely vacation my hubby is taking me to
Hilton Head, SC for a 3 night stay on a business trip. Thankfully he doesn't have to work much so we'll have lots of free time together. Excited!!
We had a 2nd dog for exactly 3 days and couldn't handle all the stress that having a second dog brought to our family, even though she was a beautiful 3 year old Golden Retriever, so we gave her to the 2nd family that really wanted her.
And one final update:
One of our cats just had 4 kittens.
That's what's going on in my neck of the woods. How about yours?