A couple of weekends ago, I was inspired to fast and pray about the pain in my hip. I needed some discernment and wisdom. I have been in pain for a year now and it’s not getting better. Going to the chiropractor helped me to walk without the use of a cane, but I need to get my mobility back. I’m not 80 for cryin’ out loud. lol
So, I was watching Dr Richard Becker on TV and he was talking about pain and mobility and it was like a shout from the TV to me: Get moving! It doesn’t matter how much pain you are in, move, move, move.
OK. How to “move?” I started walking 30 minutes a day with my dog. As soon as we eat dinner, she starts whining and squawking (any of you basset hound peeps will understand that sound). She knows it is time for a walk. If I even say the word “walk”…she starts.
This week, I decided to “up” the level. I walk 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night. Yesterday was the first day I had not had to take any kind of pain relief in a while. No Tylenol. No Alleve.
My endurance is getting better. I’m not having to stop to stretch the piriformis muscle every few feet now. I can actually walk the entire 30 minutes. It’s working. It’s gradual.
I am so looking forward to walking without “hobbling.” That’s my next goal!