Sunday, October 31, 2010

Egoscue Method, Day 3: Sunrise

Astoria, Oregon ~ October 31, 2010

Sometimes the symbolism just bites you. I've been waking up to heavy clouds and rain most mornings, but this morning there was a gorgeous sunrise. I also felt different. I had no pain. At least, on waking I had none. I stretched and still felt good. I got out of bed and was free of the now-familiar pinches and limp. I had a little pain still from the Egoscue exercises I've been doing, but not much. Wow! In only three days.

Here's the sunrise along the river walk. You can see it's been raining hard, and the weather broke for this gorgeous beginning of the day.

Even the puddle was shining, pink, and pretty with the shapes of the fence and the stuff piled against it.

Throughout the day I felt better than I had in awhile. I did have some of both kinds of pain - the original and from the exercises, but both were much, much better. I no longer walk with a limp. I don't hurt as much when I get up from the computer, and even my feet are feeling better. I did not have to coax myself to do the routine. I moved a shelf out of my bedroom so I'd have a big enough space against the wall to put my feet up and not have to then find the right spaces between the furniture for my arms. I did the exercises pretty slowly and felt reasonably good all day. I did not do much of any of the acitivites that have been causing me the worst pain since May and some of it for years. I'm taking this slowly and enjoying it. I think I used the word "miracle" to a couple of people.

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Francisca said...

Goooood, good good morning!!! YAY! How encouraging that must feel.

timmyg said...

Awesome photos, and even more awesome to hear about your pain-free morning. I work at Egoscue San Diego and I never get tired of hearing stories like yours. Keep up the good work!