Physical Therapy & Then Massage Therapy

I thought when I woke up that it must still be early because my bedroom was dark.

But then I got up and saw that it was just cloudy outside and it was raining. The sidewalk is wet and shiny.

It’s one of those days when you want to curl up in your chair with a quilt.

I’ve finished one book and started reading another one.

The book I just finished night before last was called “Maybe You Should Talk To Someone” by Lori Gottlieb.

It is about a therapist who goes to see a therapist over a breakup. Gottlieb is herself a therapist in real life.

About Lori Gottlieb:

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist, New York Times bestselling author, TED Speaker, co-host of the popular “Dear Therapists” podcast, and “Dear Therapist” columnist for The Atlantic.

I want to check out her podcast. It’s doubtful I can read her column because I think The Atlantic online site requires a subscription to read it.

Here is her website if you want to read more about her column and podcast, as well as her books.

Last night I began reading “Want To Know A Secret?” by Freida McFadden.

“Want To Know A Secret” is one of Freida McFadden’s many books.

I began reading this book and read quite a bit of it before I could put it down and go to bed.

It is about a YouTube baking sensation who begins getting texts from someone who is obviously watching her closely. They know where she is when they text her and they let her know that.

And suddenly she begins to get many bad reviews for her show on YouTube, where she’s been making videos for five years.

This book is a page turner. I obviously couldn’t stop turning the pages last night until I just made myself put it down.

Books By Freida McFadden From Her Website:

McFadden is a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humor novels.

This isn’t the first book I’ve read by her and it won’t be the last.

Both of these books are about women who are real life clinicians.

Physical Therapy, Then Massage Therapy:

Today will be an interesting day for me. First Greg comes around 1:30, which is customary.

But then around 2:30 I have a massage scheduled for here in my apartment. I haven’t had a massage in many years.

Steve goes for a massage regularly, and he asked his massage therapist to give him a referral for me for someone who goes to people’s homes.

I waited a few weeks before I called this massage therapist. A little apprehensive I guess. And I’d just paid a big wad for my taxes. But my body really needs something to lessen the stiffness and pain.

I haven’t worn my walking boot for a few days because of the pain it causes my hips. I’m just walking very slowly when I’m not on my knee scooter. And it’s been going well.

Maybe Darren can help alleviate some of this other pain. I sure hope so. His focus is on relieving the stress and strain in the low back and hip region.

So I’ll let you know how it goes. I hope it isn’t raining when he shows up and has to walk from the parking lot with his gear.

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  1. Thank you for the referral on this author. With my kindle unlimited I can read most of her books for free. I just had to free up some space.

  2. Hmmm…books by doctors? Very interesting. First, I’m amazed that they have the time to write books with what I’m assuming are very busy practices! What am I doing wrong! 😉 Second, I think their experiences would weave their way into the stories. I’m intrigued.

  3. I realized when I came back yet again to look at your beautiful yellow quilt that I failed to tell you how much I love it. It’s such a cozy part of your home.

  4. Hope the massage goes well. I’m way overdue for one. Haven’t had one in several years. I’ve been going to acupuncture for my shoulder and knee, so the extra $$ has been going for those treatments. The massage will have to wait for a bit longer. Just know depending on your kind of massage treatment, you might be quite sore tomorrow. That’s normal.

  5. Hope both therapy and massage will help you. We went for laser again on our hurting places. Usually helps for awhile anyway. I am sorry your surgery has not helped more already…but as we age, we do heal slower, tis a fact.

  6. I hope you enjoy your massage and get the relief you are hoping for. I go regularly to get a massage, and I love it. The water advice is good. My therapist always gives me a bottle of water when we’re finished. That first picture of these quilts and chair is so pretty. Very relaxing and inviting looking.

  7. Here in Southern Ontario Canada we are waiting for a ice storm. It has started to snow slightly but then we will get freezing rain this evening and tomorrow snow.
    Thank goodness I don’t have to go anywhere, having broken my wrists at different times falling on the ice I am terrified of going out when there is ice. Time to sit down with a good book.
    All those psychological thrillers you mentioned Brenda gives me such joy just to think about reading them, I do read more in the summer sitting in the garden as I can do crafts in the winter, although this year I can’t seem to get going on anything.
    I hope your massage session goes well Brenda and you feel some benefit from it.

  8. The massage may be quite comforting and I hope it relieves some of your discomfort. By chance have you checked w your insurance coverage to see if massage therapy may be at least partially covered ? Your doctor willl probably need to prescribe it as medically necessary to your rehabilitation. It may be worth a phone call to the insurance company anyway! Hope you have a relaxing session:-)

    1. Thanks, I didn’t know to do that it’s been so long. I probably haven’t had a massage in 25 years! My daughters go regularly.

  9. What a great picture of those beautiful quilts. Rainy here too. We have had a very mild winter with just one dusting of snow. This morning before it rained I gathered my 3 wooden snowmen outside and brought them in for the season and put my winter decorations away. I am enjoying a serene decluttered look inspired by your green, calm decor. I have daffodils and crocus blooming. Who knows what weather March will bring. Enjoy the massage and I hope it helps the pain and stiffness.

  10. I would just think that the walking boot causes pain in the hips because of the height difference of the boot vs shoe. Could you have a shoe made to the same height as the boot do you think? Anytime you tweak only one side with height or”shoe” difference I would think it would really tweak the spine/hips. Or have you figured this out already? Or what if you walked around with two boots to even out the hips?

    1. I have a thing that fits on the bottom of the other shoe, but it kept sliding to the side and then I’d stumble. So wasn’t worth it.

  11. It’s chilly here today. Lots of wind with rain so the rain feels like needles piercing my exposed skin. Definitely a good day to stay home and either read or do handwork. Either would be blissful. I would normally not go out on a day like today but I have to pick up my grandson from work. Won’t take long and I don’t have to get out of my car.
    I hope the massage therapist helps you today. I’ll be anxious to hear all about it.
    I seldom read mysteries or thrillers but “Want to Know a Secret” has caught my attention.
    Have a great day!

  12. The books look very interesting. Lately when i read my eyesight gets blurry for hours. Very frustrating since I like to read, knit and paint of course. Maybe I will try an audio book. I tried them once long ago and got very bored. I think it must be in the reader’s voice. Enjoy that massage. They do wonders.

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