A day without pain is not just a dream anymore. Thanks to my AMAZING PT at the rehab center, my scar tissue is finally beginning to yield and my pain subside.
Near the end of our session on Wednesday, Janice ripped some scar tissue on my side and I felt my spine … pop. She ripped another cord, and my spine popped again. Four times she ripped, and four times, my spine popped audibly and I felt my muscles relax. It finally worked, and our thesis was proven — all this time, the webs of scar tissue have been holding my sin to my fascia, my fascia to my muscles, my muscles taut, and pulling my spine sideways at a particular vertebra.
When enough scar tissue had been broken, tamed, or realigned along my muscle, the final cords still held the muscles taut, making them ache, and the vertebra pull out of place. But when those final four cords were broken, the muscle was released, the vertebra freed —
and so was I. Thursday and Friday were days without pain. It was incredible. Amazing.
I’d almost forgotton what it was like to not suffer through the day, lying down to relieve the pain, and medicating the rest away.
It was incredible.
It’s back today, but I see Janice again soon, and now it’s easier to believe that I can overcome this pain, continue therapy, and move on with my life.
I’m going to move on with my life.
Next week, I’m going to try to talk more here about the rest of my life — the research, the consulting, the book(s) I’m writing, and the wonderful people I’m meeting who do amazing work.
Every Friday will be Scientist Friday here on the blog; I’ll introduce you to an amazing woman scientist and her work, and include a link to some fun activities that you can do with your kids to help them learn about planets, comets, asteroids, and the sun.
Planetary science is amazing — and I’d much rather talk (and think) about cool science as I work toward healing.
So. I’m looking forward to Fridays. Come back then?