Daily Massage – Dee’s Journey Day 17

Day 17 I’ve had a day off – the first since we started this experiment; did a lot of sitting in a class yesterday. Other than getting stiff from sitting I didn’t notice a difference from missing a day. Anna worked on my shin today. I don’t think it hurt as much as when Vanessa […]

Daily Massage – Dee’s Journey Day 16

Day 16 Did the same crazy thing again last night – saw LOTS of meteors. Even in the middle of the night I do not have any more discomfort than if I sleep all night. Got a nap before meeting with Vanessa and felt the same – good – when I got up. Light burning […]

Daily Massage – Dee’s Journey Day 12

Day 12 Feeling good this morning. I was so very tired yesterday. Sleep is a wonderful thing. I still have the usual burning on my right side, but my foot seems to be burning less while my upper body burns more. I realized yesterday that the intense stabbing I’ve felt beneath my collar bone and […]

Daily Massage – Dee’s Journey Day 10

Day 10 No headache, no overwhelming fatigue. Feeling braver this morning than yesterday. Yes, there are downsides to this process but it makes me wonder if I had pushed back at the pain three years ago if I would have had less during that time. I’ll never know but I do wonder. Saw Vanessa – […]

Daily Massage – Dee’s Journey Day 7

Day 7 – Daily Massage Headache and neck stiffness again today, tired.  Feeling more in my foot and lower leg than a week ago. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a week. Lots of pain and lots of massage. The changes in my every-day and the amount of pressure required to feel pain […]

Daily Massage – Dee’s Journey Day 5

Day 5 Today I see Anna again. Oh joy, this is fun and we’re having it. She caused me more intentional pain yesterday than I’ve had since childbirth and abscessed teeth. And I volunteered for those in only a distant way. The good news: my lower leg is burning but not as much as before […]

Daily Massage – Dee’s Journey Day 4

Daily Massage for Health Day 4 Feeling fine today. Wide awake and ready to go. I’m a morning person (duh!). Feeling about the same as when I gave up and went to bed last night (or this morning as the case may be). Some burning in my foot but not as much as there was […]

Daily Massage – Dee’s Journey Day 3

Daily Massage for Health Day 3 Another day of improvement. Though yesterday’s massage was not comfortable (to say the least), it wasn’t as painful as the day before (it’s me – not Vanessa). Though the burning spread and became more intense during her work, it dissipated quickly and I had less burning than the day […]

Daily Massage – Dee’s Journey Day 2

Daily Massage for Health Day 2 Felt fine this morning; all the usual burning and stabbing bits that I’ve lived with for three years.  I keep moving my toes around just to feel them. They are still burning but I feel more than I’ve felt in a long time. Feeling temperature and the tingling on […]

Daily Massage – Dee’s Journey Day 1

Dee’s first entry of her daily massage for health journey Hi everyone.  Feeling good today.  Slept well and looking forward to the massage experiment. Vanessa worked on my foot today – surprisingly painful. Nothing unusual or unbearable, it’s just that I’ve not been able to feel much in my foot for nearly three years with […]