Unique Events for the Day: Tackled a Chinese Buffet today. It’s a landmine of Starches and inflammation foods. Look at the dinner portion to check out & see what I got.
Waking Up: Went to bed at 11:30pm & got up at 6:30am with the right leg / buttock area of inflammation with shooting pains. While I see improvement in the continual pain, the shooting pains are at their worst when I’m sitting for too long or out of bed.
Chiropractor: Head alignment machine, Pettibon / Wobble Chair, neck & lower back / spine adjusted, neck alignment for 12 minutes, Head weights 2X per day (10 min. morning & evening) + Denny roll 1X in evening (20 min.)
Morning Physical Symptom Check: My normal stiff lower & less mid-back (less than moderate stiffness), I’m fine turning my head all the way + the chiropractor saw a major improvement. Smoothie gave me another boost this morning & really helps out the tiredness & pain.
- Natural, grilled chicken breast
- organic field greens
- dried cranberries
- pumpkin seeds
- organic apples
- citrus balsamic vinaigrette
- bean sprouts
- red peppers
- green beans
- imitation crab (1 small piece)
- egg drop soup (1 spoonful – my friend Mary Anne mentioned they usually use corn starch to thicken the soup – NSD nightmare!)
- fish eggs & seaweed (I did not eat the rice underneath nor the fried tofu “breading” around it)
Evening inflammation check: Right thigh & right buttocks area are noticeable, but ok. Still my biggest issue is the shooting pains when I get out of bed. The worst is during the Denny roll exercise. That pain is brief, but it hits around a 9 out 10 on the pain scale. I’m anxious to get that issue out of my life. Stiffness in lower back – not bad, but noticeable. I added a helpful lumbar support in the car so that my sacroiliatic joint areas (lowest parts of back) don’t press against the seat; only my mid-lower back does.