Pet Scribbles: Be more flexible, like a cat!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Be more flexible, like a cat!

Aliza, who once was a feral cat afraid of humans (and us), now loves stretching out for "scroochies" on her head!

My word of the year for 2012 is messy, as in be more messy. As my post on Wednesday indicated, when things get messy, I get a bit nuts. I'm not overly anal, but I do like things in order, somewhat of a routine. I'm cat-like in that way. And that's why I've been challenging myself to be more messy this year.

I think I also need to be more flexible. Not literally, although hopefully in time I can resume doing Pilates and just trying to enjoy activities without my hip hurting. I need to remember to be more flexible in my thinking. Here's why:

I had my eval for physical therapy on Wednesday afternoon, and had my first full physical therapy session yesterday. Yes I am sore, but yes it is good. I have an awesome therapist who already gave me some stretches to do at home. The hope and the dream is that my muscles around my hips can be strengthened, and with that will come a decrease in the inflamed bursa. I forgot how good physical therapy can be when you have limited mobility. Yes, there will still be hip surgery in my future, but in the meantime I might be able to get some relief through controlled movement.

I may not become as flexible as Aliza, stretching out in the picture above, but even getting a bit stronger and feeling a bit more relief will be a huge improvement.

Here's to me becoming more cat-like in flexibility, less cat-like in routine!

Have a great weekend!

~Laura

4 comments:

  1. Bummer on the still having to have surgery part, but awesome that the physical therapy is working. I think I need some of that to help with my fibro and other issues...health insurance first though. ;) And, cats rock, so be a cat!

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    1. Thanks Kim! The therapy is making me a hurt a bit more...but I'm hoping it is a "good hurt" as in helping me somehow . . . Yes, cats definitely rock! :)

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  2. You will have reflexes like a cat my friend...in due time! Hope you are feeling better soon and back to fighting crime...I mean doing planks and 100's :)

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    1. Awww, thanks Amy! Fighting crime is one thing...doing planks & 100's...that would be awesome! ;)

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