My Gimpy Life: The Treatment
I am 1 day short of a week since I broke my foot. I can’t even believe how much the situation has changed. I have went from crutches and a knee scooter to mobile but still using the crutches and knee scooter for speed. (ok – truth be told the scooter is kinda fun and hobbling on crutches is great cardio). My walking isn’t pretty, but I am doing it. I am feeling better, much more positive and I have a bright outlook on the situation – and I owe it to everyone who is on my treatment team.
Immediately after I left the ER last Saturday, I contacted my good friend and the first person I trusted with my treatment moving forward, Dr. Flikke of St. Croix Spinal Care and Sports Rehab. GOD BLESS him for answering his phone on a Saturday and getting me in right away. Dr. Flikke knows me quiet well, has treated me for every injury that I have ever had and understands my love for fitness and my job. We made a plan to get my ankle mobility back, work on the injury with adjustments (not quite yet), ART and electric stimulation. We will also do full body adjustments and ART to keep the rest of my body in tip top shape. I have no doubt that Dr. Flikke will have me back in action and ready to run Grandma’s in June.
I also started acupuncture with Joyanne Kohler on Tuesday and I had my second treatment today. I am not a needle person (yes, I know I have tattoos and piercings, but little needles all over my body kinda scare me a bit) but, weird enough, a friend of mine told me about Joyanne a few weeks ago and her talent (as it was described to me) was supposed to be incredible for healing. I would hold a snake and kiss it smack on the lips (do snakes have lips?) if I knew it would help the healing process, so I womaned up and made an appointment. During the session I asked tons of questions because I don’t really understand acupuncture. I found out that sticking needles in my right hand would treat my foot and when you electrify the needles, it is an amazing massage and nothing like grabbing the electric fence like when I was little (what was running through my head). Who knew? It almost felt like the muscles in my foot and leg were twitching and after there was a slight tingling sensation in my foot.
I have also added Healing Touch with Tricia Griffith of Just for Good Healing Touch to my healing treatment plan. I have had healing touch work done before and I knew it would help me this time too. I had never worked with Tricia before (my regular practitioner was booked) but she came highly recommended. I was very surprised when I had the same tingling and twitching feeling that I had had in my foot during acupuncture. I left her office very relaxed and feeling much more balanced.
And last but not least, I will be working with Heidi Metro starting next week for massage and bodywork. Heidi, along with Dr. Flikke, has been a part of my team for years. I am very serious about keeping my body in tip top shape so I can do what I love and I can continue to help my clients become their best. And these 2 have always made it possible for me to keep on keeping on. And now, even though is is not how I wanted it to happen, I now have 2 more people on my team to help me care for myself.
Of course I will continue to work with Dr. Holmes of Twin Cities Ortho and I am excited to see him on Monday for a check up and to repeat the Xrays.
Until next time – have a blessed Easter!