This guy can really sing, I must say. To hear some of the MB20 songs so de-constructed to the bare minimum, the essence if you will, and hearing them sound so good was wonderful. If you get the chance, go see his concert. I think you'll be completely satisfied. I was and we all know who it's all about right? Yes, that's right, ME!
He spoke in between most of the songs about the influence for writing it, where he was in his life, etc. So interesting & cool. Of course there was 1 moron who'd scream out, "just sing the song, Rob." Yes, it was a guy. Idiot!
Desert Diamond Casino is a small venue so it was very intimate indeed. Just fabulous. I'm so glad I went. G., of course, spent the last 40 min. of the 2 hour concert wiping tears from her eyes. Everything brings back so many memories for her. It's a good outlet.
Totally fun night . Good call G.
Today, we're going to brunch at a restaurant that neither of us are that fond of but she has a groupon for it and it's about to expire. There you have it. I normally work on Sundays but not yet again so we're using this time to indulge.
My main therapist, Silke, suggested I start utilizing a water jet on my leg. especially on my IT band. Thankfully, we have an underwater treadmill at work with a hose attachment to pinpoint a jet stream flow to a specific area, so I can do this. Again, we found an extremely intense spot near the insertion point. Oh hell, I made some interesting sounds when she hit that 1. She says to me, "What is this? There shouldn't be anything there!" Well, let me tell you, something was there. Holy crap! I t hurt so much. what was it, you may be asking... an adhesion or knot that I spoke of in last weeks post. I can't help but wonder if it's from the severe Valgus angle I used to have in my knee. (Check a few posts back where I posted a picture of my knee before surgery. You'll see the angle.) Maybe using that jet stream attachment will ease up the tension in my IT band and it won't be so intense when they hit it anymore. Say some prayers for me on that one, please.
She also said that she felt that because I'm so far ahead of the game that she wants to transfer some of my appointments to another therapist whose more athletic in his training. Not all of my appointments but some of them. Oh boy, let the good times roll. Actually, I worked with him once already and he's good. I like him. He did push me some more but I like it. Sick puppy, right? He increased the intensity or resistance on my recumbent bike riding from 0 to 3. Thank goodness, I really need to burn off some of these calories.
I'm getting the go-ahead to do a little bit more at work this coming week too. I can't wait. I won't really be teaching anything I like to yet but at least I can get on the floor again some. Weight room duty, assist easy classes that I don't have to exert any energy in, that kind of thing. Yes, I'll be bored to death but helping out the dept. more, meaning my poor co-workers.
I must say though, it's been quite an eye-opener working up in the office on the future schedules. Wow, it's tough when multiple people take the same day off. Trying to fill classes and even out everyone's schedule on a daily basis ain't easy. I can't help but wonder if all of the staff should spend some time up there to understand the enormity of the job. Not easy people. Maybe some of the biggest complainers would be a little more compliant but then again...! You begin to see who works as a team and who doesn't.
I'm actually going to try to go to bellydance class tomorrow. Don't worry, I'm not going to do anything crazy but I can do upper body and a teeney bit of leg work. PT Silke said it was a good idea. just not to overdo. Yeah! I can't wait. Then again, if it rains tomorrow, which it is supposed to do, finally, I might not go. Don't want to drive on wet roads yet.
I did get to go to Tuesday's rehearsal of my dance week piece. We're fine-tuning now and they're going to look sooooooooooo fantastic. I get chills watching. Just wait 'til all the costumes are on & the lighting, etc. It's gonna be so HOT! At 1 point I was referring to a point in the piece and did the move when all of the ladies just stopped and looked at me with widened eyes, thats when I realized I did it. We all shrieked! I couldn't believe it. No, I didn't try too much, I refuse to to go backwards in re-hab. Nope. Not gonna happen. But it is time to move a little more.
Again, thank you to all of the well-wishers. Your cards, help, meals, thoughts & prayers have been so important to me. Keep 'em coming, and yes, dance for me.