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Wore my suit to the pool so I wouldn't forget it!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Works for me every time!!! Had a nice half hour exercise swim in the therapy pool, then went to the hand surgeon for a cortisone injection of a trigger thumb. We'll see if that helps...if not I will have surgery on trigger thumb and carpal tunnel release on the right hand. It has been okayed by the insurance company....just have to work out the details of a leave with employer....what fun!!! More paperwork.... emoticon

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DHOLLOWAY60 10/29/2009 3:18PM

    Hope it works for ya.

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CATLADY52 10/29/2009 2:30PM

    Best of luck on getting it cleared both before and after. Good luck with everything including remembering your suit. emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/29/2009 2:08PM

    Now that was thinking!
Hope the cortisone helps! If not, you have an option but hope surgery is a last resort.

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Missed swimming last night cause I forgot to pack my suit!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I parked a block from the pool and got into the locker room and NO SUIT....I am leaving now for the morning swim but won't forget the suit....

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TEDDYTEDDY 10/29/2009 1:41PM

    Some guy told as I was leaving, you could go in without a suit....(yeah, right)....

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MATTRIXMSP 10/29/2009 8:08AM

    I hate that when this happens - I can't tell you how many times i've had to make a quick stop to get socks before hitting the gym!

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BUBBLES1541 10/29/2009 7:24AM

    Oh no! Hope you get your swimming in today!

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SANDYSSPOT 10/29/2009 7:20AM

    Oh I've done that with the gym. It's not often I go on the weekends but this one particular weekend I decided to go. Get there, park, realize that I left my sneakers at home :(

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MSLZZY 10/29/2009 6:48AM

    Ooops! You'll make up for it today! emoticon

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PANDA131 10/29/2009 6:45AM

    It it was the good ole days one could just go skinny dipping
as they say those was the days. emoticon

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Swimming back on track...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I swam on Monday eve, Tuesday morning. Plan on Wednesday eve and Thurs morning... It feels great to move my sore knees (especially knee replacement knee) in the 92-degree water. I am thinking of rejoining the fitness place that has a warm whirlpool and I can do exercises in that pool (when there aren't a lot of other people in there, otherwise I feel silly). The nice thing about the gym is that they are open almost 24 hours a day.

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ELAINESHAFF 10/28/2009 9:53PM

    Glad you are back to your swimming. I wish I had access to a pool in the winter. In the summer, I can use my brother's pool. Keep up the good work.

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CATLADY52 10/28/2009 2:06PM

    Glad you are doing it. I agree, don't feel silly. The others are probably thinking "I should be doing that too, but I'd look silly." emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/28/2009 10:22AM

    I would so love to have that option! Keep on swimming and give those knees all the pampering they need! emoticon

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MARCHMAID 10/28/2009 9:16AM

    Hey! That's the ticket! Keep it up! And don't worry about feeling silly: the people who ARE NOT doing exercises to get themselves in shape should feel silly. emoticon

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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 10/28/2009 9:06AM

    Glad you are getting back to your swimming. I don't have access to a pool but wish I did.

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Secretary, cure thyself.....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I used to be a medical transcriptionist and could merrily type away with no neck pain, but wore out my thumbs and wrists.....

I now am a billing clerk and still on the computer and lately my neck has been killing me (spasms and aching all the time). This coincides with my doing a new job duty on the computer with lots of using the mouse and looking at small icons and clicking on them. It has been about a month for the neck pains and the new duty (it is only 1 hour a day at present but supervisor wants to expand it to 3 or 4 hours).

I noticed my posture has been bad and things have been blurry looking on the computer. I am farsighted (presbyopia, meaning old eyes) and I have had to get lots of different glasses for different tasks. I need one strength for reading, one for playing the piano and another for the computer. I have been using 2.5 readers for everything and apparently that is not working anymore as I have been having problems focusing when on the computer and I get eye fatigue when trying to read. So I went out and bought glasses at Costco 3 pairs of 2.0 and 3 pairs of 2.25. Comparing prices, Target charges $12 a pair for identical glasses. Costco sells 3 pairs in a pack for $18. So I invested $36 plus tax on a hunch this is my problem making my neck hurt.

I will give an update in a day or so. Sometimes we are forced to make changes and I find that our bodies are always trying to tell us something. Right now my knees are saying, "Get off that computer and go swim before work." (They say this by aching and feeling stiff, and I need to listen.) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 10/27/2009 10:06PM

    Neck stretches and shoulder circles can both be great for tired necks and posture. emoticon

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TEDDYTEDDY 10/27/2009 12:36PM

    report: I can see much better but need to work on my posture...and maybe do some neck strengthening exercises after my neck spasms settle down...

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MSLZZY 10/27/2009 7:32AM

    After years of sitting at a computer desk, I am trying to find a good position and angle that works. I read your blog and thought "Maybe I should get my eye exam early this year". I am
scheduling an appointment today. I have readers that I use very occasionally and think I will
have to invest in a more permanent pair. Do I really need glaases? I'm pretty sure I will!
Good luck! emoticon

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He/she who helps him/herself....

Monday, October 26, 2009

I think I solved the problem of my blankety blank aching neck....My glasses are too strong!!! Thissounds backwards but I am far sighted. I have been having trouble seeing the computer and have been leaning forward to get in focus...therefore, my glasses are too strong, so I went out and got readers in 2.00 and 2.25 (I have been using 2.5). I surely hope this is going to be an "easy fix," cause I certainly don't want any more surgery in my life..... I will write tomorrow after work and let you know if that helped my aching blankety-blank neck.... emoticon

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TEDDYTEDDY 10/27/2009 9:10PM

    I am commenting on my own blog....yes, I did need 2.0 strength glasses for the computer. It is so much better. Now I have to work on taming the spasms down and then gradually start neck strenthening exercises and work on my poor posture.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARCHMAID 10/27/2009 11:09AM

    Sometimes the answers are easy--hope easy answers come to other problems!

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CRUZINCARIL 10/27/2009 12:31AM

    thats amazing it was so simple! hope things stay good!

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KFH3107 10/27/2009 12:03AM

    Good Luck @ getting rid of the pain in the neck - if it were only so easy for all the causes!!!! emoticon

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JETERTONI 10/26/2009 11:04PM

    I hope you're right.

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