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Prompt: Friday, January 10, 2014
Have you ever tried acupressure to treat a problem? What was your experience with it?

Yes, I have and continue to receive acupressure therapy with acupuncture.  I love it because it helps me relieve pain.  In fact, acupuncture and acupressure are keeping pain and inflammation away from my herniated disc issue which allows the healing my spine, disc, and back muscles need to get back to normal.  Acupuncture and acupressure literally saved me from having to have back surgery (which was the only option left for me five months ago), and I can honestly say that my situation has turned about 355 degrees from my pain-ridden, bed-bound self a year ago.  Acupuncture had me walking after one treatment, and after 1.5 weeks, I was at pain level 3-5.  Acupuncture and acupressure today keep pain pills away, and for that alone, I am grateful.

Between holidays and scheduling issues, I have not seen my Acupuncturist for over three weeks and I am totally feeling the difference when I do have it once a week.  I can’t wait to see her next week to relieve the tension and tightness around my back and muscles.

I recommend trying acupressure (and acupuncture) for yourself.

A few days ago, I felt a weird numbing sensation on my left foot and the side of my leg.  It was one of the reasons why I wrote “Patience’s Virtues,” to help remind myself that healing… takes… time.

Around the same time, I had actually also registered for both a 10K run (for later this month) and a 15K (to help train for a bucket list item), so I am not sure how I can train for the 10K with this new development at the moment.

I can still walk, but today, I also now have a full blown cold, so I had to send my great friend, G, a text letting her know I couldn’t work out this morning.  I really wanted to be there for her today, because she lost her brother yesterday.  At the same time, I didn’t want her to get sick too.  Luckily, her friends and I were with her last night to support her with her loss during her dragonboat team’s End of Season Party.

As I sit in bed, watching Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, I thought I would share some things I saw yesterday.

20131103-102828.jpgI was looking up in the sky, coming home from Acupunture/Accupressure, and I saw this cloud formation. It looked like a hand to me.

20131103-102819.jpgThese two pictures were interesting.  I was just hanging out in the back seat and happened to look out of the window, and was taken aback by the rainbow peeking through the clouds.  It was still sunny out during the late afternoon and it hadn’t rain.  It was exciting to see the rainbow, so I started to take these shots.

20131103-102202.jpgNow, these shoes!  Yesterday, I asked my Acupuncturist if I could wear high heels to the party, with a numb foot.  She told me, “no,” showed me her wedge shoes, and asked me if I had wedge shoes I could wear.  It would be much more supportive. So, I busted these out from its box–I felt these shoes were too Rockstar for my semi-formal dress, and broke them in last night. I am glad they had great support, but the open toes and my short dress were probably why I now have a full blown cold. Haha!

I am looking forward to eating chicken soup and a lot of cutie mandarins to fight my cold. Happy Sunday, everyone!

Last year, about this time, I felt the worst sciatica pain I have ever felt in my life. Luckily, after stubbornly self-treating, I went to see my doctor and I found out about my herniated disc issue.

I am grateful that I saw my doctor. I am grateful that I sought help. I am grateful that I am thriving and in a lot less pain. I am grateful that I am a lot little less stubborn too. ;D

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