Last week I was super discouraged after one of my appointments because what we'd tried up until that point had not shown much promise. She wanted to send me for further diagnostic testing and we both agreed to give it one more session before she wrote that recommendation to my doc. I can't tell you how grateful I was when I walked in later last week and told her that I was feeling SIGNIFICANTLY better. So much so that she dropped the further diagnostic testing talk. Yesterday she told me that maybe a couple more sessions and she can release me. I am so thankful!
I still can't hike though which is killing me because we're camping this weekend at a place very close to one of my favorite hikes in the entire state of Colorado. I thought that maybe I could hike part of the way up to the summit (the very flat part) and perch myself on a rock in the water and wait for everyone else to return with their ooohs and ahhhs (and photos). I mentioned my plan to John yesterday and he said: "Absolutely not." He has allies in my therapist and the two friends whose families are camping with us. One friend told me she would "strongly discipline" me if I'm not careful this weekend. I definitely don't want any setbacks (or strong discipline) so I promised to be on my best behavior.
I am so happy and thankful that this injury might possibly be behind me soon. I'm seeing the light at the end of a very long tunnel! And there is much rejoicing!!!
Just a few links I wanted to share with you.
Do you know what Groupon is? Is there one in your area? I missed out on some fantastic deals when I was computerless in California, but I scored a GREAT one last week. $5 for $10 worth of ice cream at Josh and John's. Check it out! I sorta think Groupon is only active in mid-to-large-sized cities though. In fact, it just got going in Colorado Springs back in early May.
I wanted to try this recipe for finger paint the other day when Abbey had a friend over, but realized (too late) that I didn't have any cornstarch. Probably from all that gravy I make. Ha! Next week, I'm watching my friend's girls so I think I'll try it with them. Outside.
The week that Will and Sarah were at camp, Abbey and I tried making "The Foamerator". It was cool until she took a big breath (to blow a really long foam snake) and she sucked in a mouthful of soap. She was finished after that and that's why I don't have any photos to share with you, but it was a really fun and simple activity! We're going to do it again with our neighborhood friends at our 4th of July block party! And that reminds me that I need to make a big batch of bubble juice too!