Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Back to Dr. Debby

Well, things didn't go so well for me in Sonora.  Janna is an awesome friend, but I woke up Monday morning with my Sacro-Iliac joint WAY OUT, and sciatica screaming at me to head back to Dr. Debby's office in Sacramento.  I loaded the horses and drove back, determined to find the answer to this intermittent and debilitating pain in my left hip.  Turns out this time, the Piriformis muscle was rock hard, so Dr. Debby applied electrical stimulation, massage, and a chiropractic adjustment to keep me going until I can get back in for a 90 minute treatment on Wednesday at 11:30.  It helped, but tonight I feel it clamping down again.

I have committed to healing this injury once and for all and for finding a cure for this pain!  I will not leave here until I have 3 days pain free.  It's getting better, but I obviously didn't complete the process.  I have a lot of riding in my near future, and I must be fit enough to handle it.  I feel I am close...

The horses are back at Shandoni Ranch, where Jay and Doreen took them right back with sympathetic action.  They care for my 3 darlings so I can care for myself.  I hate not being with them, but it's imperative that I am ready to travel, and to travel hard.  I have people waiting for me in Southern California, and I can hardly wait to get going.

So we'll see how things go today at the chiropractor's office.  Dr. Debby (who I think has genius in her hands) mentioned something about engaging with the new massage therapist.  I have tried several massage interventions, none of which have "held" or even helped much so far, but I'm willing to try a focused approach one more time.

My dear friend Patty welcomed me back to her lovely spare bedroom, and we are taking care of each other.  The three day fast came to an end, and we've been making fresh chicken soup with dumplings and veggies.  Tonight I baked fresh bread and it was awesome - whole wheat walnut flax seed loaf.  Yum!  There's nothing quite like the smell of fresh baked bread after a juice fast...

We watched "This is IT"  the Michael Jackson film documenting rehearsals for his amazing show that never made it to the stage.  If you haven't seen it, I really recommend it, and it's always fun to try some of his impossible moves in your own living room.  The moon walk is the least of it...  The dancers are amazing, and watch for the Female guitar player from down under.  What a rockin fantastic player she is!  Check out this link:  her name is Orianthi Panagaris, and I love her sound.  We haven't seen the last of her....

After that, Alice in Wonderland came on with Johnny Depp.  I love this movie for the costumes and creative wit.  Again, if you haven't seen it, it's a must!   Watch for the armor she wears at the end.  My friend at the Phoenix nest in Loveland made me armor to ride in based on the design of Alice's.

Here's a photo of me in it last summer at the Estes Park fourth of July parade.  Somebody asked me if I was trying to be Zena.

Armored Ride in Estes Park, July 4, 2010
Well, that's the update for now.  I really hope you're sticking with me because one of these days I really do plan to do some riding!  Preparing is all part of it.