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  • To re-iterate the plan I recommend for Val:

    1. Start with stretching every day for 4 to six weeks. You will need to keep this going long term but we are going to add more

    2. When you have gotten used to stretching and are enjoying the sensation of stretching tissue, it will be time to start rolling.

    3. Continue to stretch and roll every day for about a month.

    4. So 8 to 10 weeks in you should now introduce a strength training session once a week in addition to the stretching and rolling. We will get on to discussing the strength training nearer the time.

    For now focus on removing adhesions and increasing flexibility using the stretching/rolling schedule. Building up slowly to around 30 mins per day.

    And stay strictly on the diet as that is important to heal

    Promise you will feel MUCH better if you can manage to do this plan. That in itself is difficult I know which is why we build up from 10 mins stretching a day to the full plan over a few weeks/months

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    • Great advice, KR. And with that, I think I'll drop onto the floor and send some time with my foam roller.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Here is a link on stretching for ME and CFS (cousins to fibro). Made me think of KR since the guy is British.

        I did some of them as well as hamstring stretches after going to the pool. I swam very gently and slowly there. Am now tired which is a little frustrating. I did have a pt today and hit the farmers market, TJ's and publix as well as Michael's (a crafts store) to pick up stuff for school so I have been busy. Still...oh well. Hopefully I will sleep good tonight and tomorrow all I have to do is some house chores and ppwrk.

        Thanks again KR!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXOkQBBkHww
        You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

        Age 48
        height 5'3
        SW 215 lbs
        CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
        LW 172 lbs
        GW 125ish lbs

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        • perfect! This is exactly what you want to do.

          The whole program I recommend takes about a year and you should end up extremely fit, flexible and strong which will help you heal. Combined with the food, good sleep, doing things that make you feel happy and staying positive

          I hope you are quite happy for me to provide advice, after all I'm just some guy on a forum but I hope you can tell that :

          1) I know what I'm talking about

          and

          2) I really care about your well being even though I do not know you personally
          Last edited by Katsuhiko the Rolfer; 04-13-2013, 02:49 PM.

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          • I am all for that! Would love to be all three of those things. Really do appreciate all your support and advice. It is a wonderful help and encouragement!
            You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

            Age 48
            height 5'3
            SW 215 lbs
            CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
            LW 172 lbs
            GW 125ish lbs

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            • Originally posted by Katsuhiko the Rolfer View Post
              after all I'm just some guy on a forum
              hahaha I thought you were a girl! Oops.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • How are you feeling Val?
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Hi all...it has been a looooonnnggg week. I worked 4/5 nights and had to come to Tallahassee for the weekend. I have been doing the stretches and they are helping. I was actually doing pretty good until Thursday night. For some reason I had a horrible nights sleep with all the crazy twitches and jerks from my body. Happened again last night too. I just cant figure that out. Then the weather changed and fibro kicked in. The whole Boston thing then what happened in Texas has just broken my heart as I know it has everyone else's. Food has been so so. I know I have been eating too many carbs and I am making reduction of that a goal. So...my life this week...

                  How is the rest of the world? KR I thought you were a guy!
                  You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                  Age 48
                  height 5'3
                  SW 215 lbs
                  CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                  LW 172 lbs
                  GW 125ish lbs

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                  • Just wanted to drop by and say "hi". I've been very MIA for awhile.
                    Georgette

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                    • Uh oh...I forgot the most fearsome beast of all in the jungle..My mother! And she attacked with all claws out and super guilt maniuplator on full stun. I posted Mark's link about the evolutionary need for grandmothers on facebook because I thought it was really neat. I added a thought of aunts in there as well as I serve that function w/ my nieces and nephews and have an aunt in my life that does the same. Apparently I forgot to mention Mothers. She went ballistic. Posted on FB mind you that this hurt her feelings so much she was crying. REally??? WTF??? So of course we had all kinds of drama and despite knowing it wasn't intentional and I shouldn't feel guilty I do. So...I am eating..Cuz in the South that's what we do. Damn it. And the weather (which obviously isn't aware that this is Florida ) has kicked in a fibro flare up. I called in to school today. Have two patients to see tonight w/ home health care and planning to go to those. Then come home and collapse. It is supposed to be sunny and in the 80's tomorrow so hopefully it will be better.
                      You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                      Age 48
                      height 5'3
                      SW 215 lbs
                      CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                      LW 172 lbs
                      GW 125ish lbs

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                      • Sorry, Val. Sounds like you're mom is a bit on the immature side. I think I would have immediately deleted the original post and let mom know its not appropriate to confront an issue where the whole world can be a part of it! How sad. I hope the eating didn't get too terribly out of hand - and wasn't food that would cause your fibro to flare even bigger (grains, sugars).

                        Here's to a new day...............

                        {hugs}
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • Sorry, Val. Hugs to you.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Thanks all! She is very immature and I should be used to this but it hasn't happened in a while so it caught me off guard. Just who she is. I am much better at realizing it is not my fault. Not perfect mind you But better. And no Tomi just the damn potato chips. Thanks for the encouragment!
                            You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                            Age 48
                            height 5'3
                            SW 215 lbs
                            CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                            LW 172 lbs
                            GW 125ish lbs

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                            • Maybe try to not buy any potato chips for a week and see if it helps your addiction a bit. If others in the family complain about not having them tell them you just keep forgetting to buy them, and you'll pick some up tomorrow! Or tell them.......... "tough beans! NO MORE POTATO CHIPS IN THE HOUSE"

                              Sometimes you gotta play hardball.
                              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                              2. Eat to heal
                              3. Move to live
                              4. Embrace today
                              5. Live with intention
                              6. Respect my body
                              7. Cultivate joy
                              8. Find my passion
                              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                              • lol...I am the only one in the house so I have no excuse. I have had a hard time caring this week. My bday is Sunday and yesterday the ESE team at my Thursday school fixed me breakfast. Fruit, quiche, proscioutto and cream cheese wrapped around asparagus, MONKEY BREAD! and Starbucks Coffee with milk. Sigh...I love Monkey bread. Amazingly other than a tummy ache I seem to have escaped relatively unscathed. I had just decided that the reason I was feeling like I couldnt' breathe easily was milk (I had been using a creamer that has milk, HWC, Natural flavors and sugar). And boom....I still feel like my throat is tight but I didn't throw up or anything from the MONKEY BREAD! I love MONKEY BREAD! So....I will get back on track. i will I will.. TIred of being fat!
                                You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                                Age 48
                                height 5'3
                                SW 215 lbs
                                CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                                LW 172 lbs
                                GW 125ish lbs

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