This morning's PT was a little interesting. There were only about four of us in the PT uniform ready for PT, the rest of the folks were in ACUs. There is a change of ceremony going on this Friday and there is practice for it today and tomorrow. It was put out that max participation was expected, so almost everyone is going. I had a physical therapy appointment already scheduled, so they said I could go to it and head to the practice starting tomorrow.
PT…for the four of us left, was spin class. I actually got a great workout. The instructor was blasting a lot of 80's rock and by the time we were finished I had sweat dripping everywhere. I wish I could do this kind of stuff more often since I've been on profile. I can actually get a good workout without ending up in a lot of pain later.
My physical therapy was at 0930, so I didn't even head to work and just went straight to the therapy office. It gave me a little time to nap before heading in. I did the same exercises as before, but instead of having the therapist with me the entire time, I just checked my sheet and proceeded to do each exercise…marking it off as I finished. These exercises are to strengthen my back and neck areas. I then went on to the good part of the physical therapy…laying down on some hot pads around my neck and upper back. I also had the IFC (Interferential Current...or what I like to call...shock therapy) machine hooked up to me again. This is the machine that sends electrical current through my back and makes my muscles jump around. It does a good job of relieving any pain and in combination with the hot pads, I felt great afterwards. The doctor then came and did his chiropractic manipulation of my spine.
Before I left I had him adjust my profile so I would not have to wear a helmet. Last Thursday I had to wear one and I'm not sure if it was because I already hurt my back, or because of the extra weight on my head…but I was pretty sore for the rest of the night.
I headed to work after my session and it was about 1100…almost time for lunch! The office only had a few people in it, so no issues finding a computer. I started the process of trying to get all the paperwork together for my daughter's command sponsorship. I should be able to submit the first round of paperwork tomorrow…if I get a chance to access a computer. I'm not sure how long the process is going to be.
Lunch was in my car where I listened to music and read my book. I'm on the second book in the "Game of Thrones" series. It's been a pretty good read so far. Back in the office I actually did a little ComSec work. One of my customers came in and needed a new encryption key. I don't actually do anything but the paperwork, so when the key was issued my actual job is to make sure he signed and dated in the correct place.
I surfed the web and read the news for a while before having to inventory the safe. We then cleaned up, locked up, and went home. I made plans for SPC Whirlwind to give me a ride into work. With the change of command practice going on, we would not be returning and my wife would need the car. The night was pretty routine until I got a call from SPC Whirlwind saying we had to go in earlier than expected because we were having a weigh-in…new time to be ready 0520. I then got a call from my boss saying things have changed…he is now picking me up, no weigh-in, just straight to the arms room to pick up our weapons for the ceremony practice…new time to be ready…0420. This just keeps getting better.