Fighting “back”

This post is intended as a reality check for me to look back on and will be of no interest to anyone else.

Am I getting better?

Night tingles: much improved.

Seated tingles: I notice

Swollen feeling left pelvis area: still there from time to time.

Pain pills: down to 1 Naproxen two times a day with an occasional 2 Tylenol at mid day (the exception)

Post weight workout press ups: old pain in the side of the leg upon doing press ups is gone. Improvement.

Walking: Ok, I’ll have to take a hard core look. What I “feel” Symptoms were coming on at 0.7-0.8 miles; now that is more like 1.2-1.4 miles; that is an improvement.

Distance on walks (one and done)

1.46, 1.73, 1.72, 1.28, 2.0 (May 2-8)

1.42, 1.68, 1.69, 1.28, 1.27 (April 25-May 1)

1, 1.26, 1.26, 1.26,(April 18-April 24)

1, 1.27, 1/0.6, 1.01/1.1, (April 11-17)

Before that, short, broken walks and no swimming.

Yeah, that is progress.

I’ll check back in a couple of weeks.

Today’s workout: morning meeting so I got a late start.

PT (almost all of it indoor)

Walk: 1.46 miles 14:52…felt good for 1.2 or so.

Outdoors and PT: pull ups: 2 sets of 10 with band around the ankle, 4 sets of 5 with 30 seconds rest, 4 more sets of 5 (finished PT)

push ups: 40 sissy, 30 elevated, 20 deficit, 10 regular (and more PT)

indoor: bench: 10 x 134, 5 x 156, 5 x 156, 10 x 145

curls: 3 sets of 10

high incline: 3 sets of 10 x 88 (easy peasy)

high handle (4 inch): 10 x 134, 10 x 184, 10 x 234. Each set felt better than the previous one???? I think I focused more on the hip hinge..and none of this really challenged me.