Anyway, dear Norma phoned me tonight, quite excited because she had been speaking with her physical therapist who also does acupuncture. Norma very kindly described my frozen shoulders, etc. to her therapist and asked if she had any recommendations. She did. One was acupuncture. She also said it can offer relief from night sweats and hot flashes. It might help with my other joint issues, too. I think it's worth a try. I'll make a call tomorrow, though I'm sure it will take a while to get in.
Thanks, Norma, so much!
I had my first meeting with a personal trainer last night. All went well. She didn't shake her head and say, "I'm sorry. You're hooped." So, with her enthusiasm to guide me, I have embarked on my quest to lose some of the weight I've gained during this whole breast cancer mess. I meet with her again on Saturday to establish some kind of exercise program that takes into account my particular limitations. With her nursing background and particular experience, I think I'm in good hands. Still, I'm gravely aware that I will have to do the hard work myself. Harrumph. Today I followed my diet plan quite easily. My stumbling point is mostly during hot flashes. The bad ones make me feel a little sick and I always eat something to settle my stomach. I have to stop that.
I'll keep you posted with, I hope, happy progress reports.