Way too busy to get a shot of much else these days. Before and after work, I've been trying to do some exercises for my knee. And this evening, I did water aerobics. Hooray! A definite improvement between this week and last!
For the first time in my life, I also went to a chiropractor. I was hoping to find someone who knew about active isolative stretching, the stuff I'm doing to help with my knee. I wanted to check and see if I'm doing things right . . . or not. He doesn't know about AIS, but the chiropractic stuff he does is Applied Kinesiology. I figure if he can help with my knee, wonderful, or if this can help with the ways in which my knee is throwing my back into weirdness, more wonderful. After the first session, I definitely felt better in my knee/calf. . . just very briefly.
But I'm very torn about all this.. The stuff I research on the internet is highly skeptical about the science behind chiropractics, especially applied kinesiology. The Skeptical Inquirer had a review on chiropractics a few months ago and was positive about what chiropractics could do for structural back stuff, but not the many other things that are often claimed. And I don't know that their more limited endorsement included the applied kinesiology.
I'm "compounding variables" all over the place, introducing too many things at once, so as my knee gets better, I don't know what I'll be able to attribute it to. But I wish I had a clearer opinion on the validity of chiropractics! Now, if only House would do an episode on it! :)
So here's a radish from my garden. Look at the leaves on this little thing! All that drama for this little morsel! About four years ago, we visited France, and ate radishes with butter and salt. Surprisingly tasty! Ours, from our garden, tend to be delightfully sweet.