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Jul. 21st, 2017 08:13 am
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More things I have learnt from physio - mainly notes to self. I suspect [personal profile] hagar_972 and [personal profile] taennyn may have useful experience here, where I'm just starting out on the same journey they've already been on.

Muscles in the thigh - VMO, lateralis, the big quad one, the sartorius one across, adductors on the inside, abductors on the outside. VMO needs extra strengthening due to hypermobility. The small stabilising muscles tend to give up, then the big muscles compensate, and that's why my hamstrings get tight all the time. Then the hip/bum ones like glute max and glute mede also need help, particularly the latter.

Making sure things activate in the right order is hard. If the lateralis activates before the VMO instead of at the same time, then my kneecap slides sideways and that's one of the reasons it hurts. Trying to activate the VMO first will retrain it so they both go at the same time.

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Jul. 18th, 2017 01:14 pm
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   Here's hoping dreamwidth isn't dead. 
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Hair pics!

Jul. 16th, 2017 11:23 pm
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Since I'm going to get a trim tomorrow to cut off the damaged/messy ends of my hair, I took a couple of pics today, just to see the real length.

While wearing my big fuzzy blanket because my hair does not show up against my usual black shirt. XD

First is hanging as-is, just about to my waist. Second is with the longest piece stretched out, and that hits my tailbone.

Long! )

Cat mommy troubles

Jul. 14th, 2017 11:13 pm
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Ugh, tiny guilty feeling. Cinders didn't want to come in tonight AT. ALL. She fussed around, refusing to get within arm's reach. Normally, I'd let her take her time, but there's an awfully strong skunk smell around the neighborhood this week, and I didn't want her to run into it.

So I got her feather stick and I tricked her into getting near me, and then I grabbed her. Actually, I grabbed the fur on her back. Not even her scruff. She squeaked. Actual "ouch, that huuuuurts" pain squeak. Twice! I felt so baaaaaaaaaaaaad.

But she had to come inside! No more playing around! I apologized, and I gave her special wet food treats. I think she's forgiven me. Mostly.

I still feel bad. >.>

Wheelchair recs

Jul. 13th, 2017 07:22 pm
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Your first wheelchair by [personal profile] kaberett was brilliant for helping me upgrade from Shopmobility's hire chair to something designed for active use and being pushed by the person in it rather than a carer.

The Spinal Cord Injury Empowerment Project by the University of Washington has excellent videos on wheelchair skills. The American accent and cheery tone grates after a while, but it's very useful info and nicely bite-sized.

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Jul. 11th, 2017 06:21 pm
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Getting things done outside the house? Successful! Made a hair appointment, cashed in a bunch of change, went to the next town over to check out the vaping shop there.

Yeah, it's a couple of minor things, but for somebody who's as much of a hermit as I am, it was Good For Me, Huzzah. Mentally wore me out, though. C'mon, I talked to five strangers today! XD

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