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Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I started back into physical therapy this afternoon. My lower back is so tight that you can bounce a quarter off of it! My therapist spent the entire 30 minutes just trying to loosen up the right side of my lower back. It's so tight that it's pulling toward the left which apparently isn't a good thing. On the plus side, my therapist wasn't put off my my constant hacking cough as I had feared. He did mention that it was a good thing that I cancelled last week's sessions however. I will do my side stretches three times a day; added to the other three exercises that I'm already doing.

Driving to PT was the first time that I've driven in two weeks. It was like someone let me out of jail! I stopped at Wal-Mart on the way home and purchased a few items for dinner tonight. I walked around the store for 30 minutes trying to get in some exercise. Now I'm exhausted and will rest for the rest of the day. I've just got to build up some stamina before I ever consider going back to water aerobics. Baby steps, baby steps, baby steps to building up that stamina!

  
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PEGGYANNSCH 2/18/2010 11:04AM

    You need all the rest you can get.

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L*I*T*A* 2/17/2010 8:03PM

    glad you are improving ..........good for you......
all the best as you get stronger slowly
blessings and hugs............lita

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SLENDERELLA61 2/17/2010 6:46PM

    Rest, Cyndi. Hope you get really good rest. It's sad that the illness took away your stamina, but I know you'll work hard and build it back up.

Glad you are well enough to be out of the home and starting your path to fitness again. Love, Marsha

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Careful Judgement

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm trying to be very careful in deciding what to do every day. Today there is a nasty wind blowing outside. Although I had to take the dogs out, I made very quick work of it and came right back indoors. I'm surprised at how tired I still feel. For this reason, I made a doctor's appointment for Friday to check out my lungs. I really don't want to get caught having a relapse over the weekend so it's better to be safe. I haven't felt much like working out due to a persistent cough. I'm up out of bed and moving around but being ever so careful.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 2/17/2010 7:51AM

    Get well first and then you will be able to do all the things you want to do and enjoy them.

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PEGGYANNSCH 2/16/2010 5:57PM

    I take my dogs out than I hurry back inside It was cool out there with wind blowing

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L*I*T*A* 2/16/2010 4:43PM

    sounds like you are taking care of you........that is good to hear..........
blessings and hugs...........lita

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CT Scan Results

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Right after we arrived home on Thursday afternoon, the doctor's office called with the results of my CT scan.. The initial good news is that there was no sign yet of pneumonia. YES!!!!! The iffy news is that something else appeared on the scan on my right lung. The doctor said it was one of three things. It could be some scar tissue, it could be the lung going through a "sloughing" process (I don't know what that means) or it could be that I coughed so hard that the lung became inflamed. Based upon the force of that vicious cough, I believe it was the latter. So did the doctor. However, since the lung is inflamed, that means that I'll have to be super careful in everything I do for the next 2 + weeks. If I'm not, I will likely get the pneumonia and be sicker than I can imagine. So I'm walking a very fine line here. I have to have some level of activity daily but not too much. I short walk and then rest sounds good, as long as it isn't too cold outside. I am determined to be very, very careful!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 2/14/2010 12:43AM

    Carefully active. A fine line, indeed. You have super judgment and I have no doubt you'll do just what your body needs. Take care, Cyndi. We are counting on you!

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L*I*T*A* 2/13/2010 7:26PM

    great to hear your news.............take care and go at your own pace.............blessings and hugs.............lita

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LRKNOBS 2/13/2010 3:43PM

    Thanks for sharing the good news! So glad you are able to keep active but careful at the same time!!!
Keep positive and determined...great partners!
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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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