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Scan of Chest

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tomorrow I have to have a CT Scan with contrast of my chest. I had an x-ray of my chest last Friday which was clear but I still had a terrible hacking cough. The doctor said it was severe bronchitis but with bloody mucus, it's better to be safe than sorry. I think I'll feel better once I know what is causing the problem. If you know what the problem is, it can be treated. Not knowing is the worst! I'm fairly confident that I had bronchitis that was on the verge of turning into pneumonia and that the antibiotics intervened in time. I know this because the vicious cough immediately subsided and no more blood. The last time this happened, I had full blown pneumonia. I will feel much more at ease once I have the test. Until then, it's drink, drink, drink those fluids and taking it very easy.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 2/11/2010 8:58AM

    Thanks everyone! Without your support, I would never be as successful as I have been on my journey to health! You are the best!!!

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DONNABRIGHT 2/11/2010 8:17AM

    The scan is nothing to get through - the technician will make you comfortable. I've had multiple scans with contrast so there is nothing to fear.

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PEGGYANNSCH 2/10/2010 8:30PM

    I praying for you get well soon

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L*I*T*A* 2/10/2010 12:07PM

    praying you will have the results you need to get the right care................keep us posted........blessings and hugs...................lita

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HIPPIEFREAK66 2/10/2010 11:46AM

  emoticongood luck w/your scan

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/10/2010 11:44AM

    Good luck with the scan. Yes, you caught it just in time before pneumonia. You can feel the difference in your lungs. And smart to realize that water, water, water helps soooo much. Have a good day.

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Slow, Steady Progress In Physical Therapy

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I have been in a physical therapy exercise program for six days now. The purpose of my PT program is to stretch my hip flexors, strengthen my abdomen and back and to continue my water exercise program. I have to admit that last Friday, Saturday and Sunday were a real challenge for me. My hip flexors, thighs and outer hips were so sore that I could barely walk. I found out today in my PT session that the reason was because everything was being stretched and I think my body took a dim view of the intrusion into its spasmed state. After just 6 rigorous days of exercises plus my usual workouts, I can say that already I'm seeing and more importantly feeling a big difference! My lower back is less sore (it was being pulled forward up until now) and my stomach muscles are much tighter. I can't wait to see how much progress I've made by next week!

  
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PEGGYANNSCH 2/5/2010 8:00AM

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ANGEL0507 2/5/2010 1:11AM

    congrats on seeing the changes! i am sure the results will improve with time....all the best!!! emoticon

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JENSHAWN 2/4/2010 2:03PM

    Great I am glad to see rehab working for you!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/3/2010 5:13PM

    CONGRATS on following your PT program despite discomfort. CONGRATS on already seeing results. CONGRATS on hard work that is paying off as better health! See you tonight, Cyndi!

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February Plan Just For Me

Monday, February 01, 2010

I'm sitting down at my computer thinking about what I want out of the month of February. It's a new month and I can set any reasonable goals that I'd like to set. At the top of my list I'd like to have success with two team challenges. First, the February Challenge for our Polk County Group. Exercise aerobically 3 times a week and work out with weights 2 times a week for the whole month. My second challenge is to do the Love Yourself Challenge for my SP Class of August 2008. In that challenge I have a combo of exercise and self care to complete every day. I need to learn to love myself and treat myself with kindness. So, for the month of February I plan to do that. Putting myself at the top of my "to do list" should be a top priority and I will pay closer attention to that during February. I also want to continue with healthy eating, drinking water and logging both of these. I want to measure my success by how I feel and by how healthy I am instead of the scale. That is easier said than done since I'd love to lose 6-8 pounds in February. All that's left for me to do is get the ball rolling on my February plan! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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SLENDERELLA61 2/2/2010 1:53PM

    Good job of putting your plan in writing. Makes it much more complete. I love the "Love Yourself" challenge! Good for you for taking that on. And thanks for our challenge, too.

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SARALOUOT 2/2/2010 10:22AM

    Great plan! We have to be kind to ourselves as you put it in order to really love ourselves and feel good about ourselves. I too want to be a loser in February, but I know if I want the scale to move I have to take care of ME...more sleep, less stress etc Good Luck! emoticon
Sara

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Targeting The Right Muscles for Physical Therapy

Sunday, January 31, 2010

I am now entering day three of my physical therapy exercise program. When my PT said I have some serious work to do in order to loosen my hip flexors and strengthen my stomach and back muscles, he wasn't kidding! After just one day of exercises, I was very sore yesterday when I got up. Consciously trying to keep your stomach muscles pulled in during the day appears to be exercise in itself for me! I'm also working on different form during water aerobics. I could actually feel a big difference when I started working the target muscles instead of using my whole torso! Last night I completed day two and this morning I'm very stiff! I will do my exercises faithfully because I want my core to get stronger to support my spine. I can tell that it is weak right now or I wouldn't be so sore from doing rather simple exercises. I am determined to be successful with this!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 1/31/2010 10:20AM

    You are off to a great start in making a very significant change in your life and your body. I know you'll stick with it. Your determination shows in everything you do! See you soon.

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Day 2 of Pain Management Program

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Today was day 2 of my new pain management program. My pain today has been tolerable and I did a regular water aerobics workout and some water jogging. Hopefully I will have a restful night and not be too sore tomorrow. Tomorrow, I will have a "core muscles" evaluation with a special physical therapist. We will determine what exercises and activities I can and can't do. It is very important for me to develop my core strength in order to support my spine and slow down the degeneration as much as possible. My goal is to be as active as possible without hurting myself or being in an unmanageable amount of pain. I'm actually excited about this evaluation. I tried to have it done three years ago and this particular practice didn't take my insurance. Now they do take it and I can proceed forward. I need to go fill out tons of paperwork now to get ready for tomorrow. I'm psyched!

  
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RUTHIEBEAR 1/29/2010 8:58AM

    As someone who lives with constant back pain, I can relate to what you are experiencing. I pray this program will help you. emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 1/29/2010 7:52AM

    You continue to make progress and have a very positive attitude. Love it! Do all you can. Get stronger. Find out exactly what you can and should do. That's great. Take care.

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L*I*T*A* 1/28/2010 9:32PM

    so glad to hear you now can qualify..........great how the pool is helping you .........it sure does me i do laps/jogging....
wishing this works for you.......
all the best filling out the paper work.........
blessings and hugs.............lita

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