Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Yesterday was my first time in the YMCA pool for the arthritis workout. This last year I have had increasing arthritis pain even with the Celebrex I take. It was getting so I could hardly walk. As my husband says I was gimping around. I still have an appointment with the podiatr ist for my foot pain and neuropathy. I had a visit with the cardiologist....just routine checkup. He was very happy with my blood run up. Lower cholesterol, low A1c, good EKG. But I complained about not being able to walk much and he said "GET TO THE POOL!" So, since my old bathing suite no longer fit, I got a new suite and got to the pool. The Y has an arthritic pool workout that last 1 hr every week day at 11 AM. Yesterday was my first time. I loved it. I was tired but not hurting as much after. And I was able to walk without gimping after only one workout. This morning I find I still am feeling better than before. So anyone that has pain moving the pool workout is the answer. You only have to exert yourself to the extent that is comfortable. Everyone else is in the same boat as you and everyone was very friendly. I'll be making this a regular workout for sure.