Celebrations and Reflections Karaoke anyone? You know you want to.
Third time's a charm? It's barely May, and temps here in Philly have already soared into the 90's. What does that mean? In the city, heat rises off the sidewalk, reflects off the windows, radiates off the buildings.
When the sun lets loose, so does my prosthetic socket. And if I lose my leg before the workday begins -- well, the day is pretty much shot. At Mile 6, I walk nervously into the dermatologist's office.
Remember sweet, sympathetic Dr. She's about to save my summer. At our last appointment, I updated her on the sweat situation. I only walk in the early morning, and stick to the shade wherever I can find it. But really, that's what I do to walk a few measly city blocks!
My eyes tear up from the futility of it all. It's unbelievable -- and ridiculous -- that a few drops of water could cause so much trouble. So here I am, opening the door to the waiting room, my stomach in knots over her latest suggestion: Not what you were expecting?
This isn't Botox for muscle tone, or spasticity, or even wrinkles. My leg is not going to wear a permanent smile. Unless it's from the joy of keeping its socket on! Botox is also used to treat hyperhidrosisor excessive sweating.
It's injected through the tiniest gauge needle, just into the surface of the skin. It temporarily blocks the secretion of the chemical that turns on the body's sweat glands.
By interrupting that chemical messenger, Botox essentially "turns off" sweating in that area of the body. Like many amputees, my residual limb sweats more than other parts of my body.
Try sealing your leg in silicone on a hot day! Lots of amputees suffer from it, yet curiously, there aren't many studies involving Botox and amputees.
And the few that are out there have sample sizes smaller than Rainbow's second grade class. I don't like the idea of using drugs or injecting needles into an already sensitive skin area.
But at this point I've truly tried everything. I can't face another summer unprepared. She's been using Botox on her leg, and she out-walked me by miles last summer! Clinical trial of TWO?
I'm ok with that. Finally I'm called back to the exam room. I remove my prosthesis. Climb onto the table. It reminds me of each surgery, when the doctors would ink their initials onto my residual limb. But this time is different. I'm doing the inking. And this isn't surgery. It's just a few needle pricks here and there, right?
I watch as the assistant slowly fills syringes with units of Botox.In Here I Walk, scholar and author Andrew Wilson shares the story of his remarkable pilgrimmage in , where he walked in the footsteps of Martin Luther from Erfurt, Germany to Rome.
Accompanied by his wife Sarah, they walked a thousand miles in seventy days. A Thousand Miles Chords - Richardo Sanchez Worship Chords - Intro Db2 Ab2 C Bbm7 Gb Db Ab2 C Gb Verse 1 Db Ab2 C I have walked a thousand miles Bbm7 Gb Through all my tests and all my trials Db Ab2 C Gb2 And yet You still love me for me Db Ab2 C Bbm.
We feel as though we have walked ten thousand miles, alone and lonely, on a journey we never wanted to start. We have never felt so isolated; the world . Walking is a great form of exercise, especially for beginners. Walking does not require money, special equipment, or a gym membership.
When initiating a walking routine, start slowly then increase speed and intensity at an appropriate pace. Taking 10, daily steps means you've walked about five miles or 9 kilometers.
Many people do not get close to reaching this goal, which is why fitness trackers can be so useful. According to the UK's National Health Service (NHS), the average person only walks between 3, and 4, steps per day.
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