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More spasms in right quad...

Friday, July 09, 2010

I went to PT yesteday and did 10 minute warmup on stationary bike and was fine. But then tried to get situated on the leg press and when I tried to lift my right leg I got severe spasms, broke down into tears and had to discontinue therapy. I was given ice for 10 minutes or so and managed to walk (slowly) to my car. Had trouble lifting that leg again to get out of car and had trouble getting into bed.

This morning I am walking but slowly still and every time I try to lift that leg above a certain point (and not very high) I get spasms. I am going to try sitting in the whirlpool for 20 to 30 minutes this morning and will bring ice with me to work. I will rest over the weekend and if this is not improved by Monday I am going to give my ortho surgeon a call to see what to do about this. I did notice after my painful PT on Tuesday I was having trouble getting out of the car and had pain with trying to get the leg up and out.

I hope this is just a minor setback and am going to keep moving, though with caution.

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MS5835 7/9/2010 12:26PM

    So sorry about your leg. I hope you feel better soon

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MARPET44 7/9/2010 11:18AM

    You have been doing so well. You don't deserve this setback. Rest and relaxation hopefully will help. If not, a trip to the orthopod is definitely in order. Hope all goes well.

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MILLYMOUSE1 7/9/2010 8:13AM

    I hope your leg gets beetter with the rest. I agree if not by Monday you must have it looked at


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LOOZINITNOW 7/9/2010 8:07AM

    Hope things get better soon. emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 7/9/2010 7:09AM

    So sorry Sweetie you are having a problem with that leg . Hope it gets better soon emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/9/2010 6:30AM

    Feel better soon!

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MUSIC66 7/9/2010 6:22AM

    sorry you are having trouble with your leg.

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Thursday and the knee is still sore from PT on Tuesday

Thursday, July 08, 2010

I have taken it easy since Tuesday and I still am having increased pain in my knee since therapist pushed me with an increase of weight on leg press and increasing to higher step up and down. If I weren't going to therapy pool in a few minutes I would be tempted to try icing before work today. I think I will pack a small cooler with my ice pack to bring to work today and hope that will get me through the morning. I have therapy this afternoon and will definitely ask therapist about my increased pain. I think there is also an element of nerve pain and massage might help desensitize the area which is most painful.

Thank goodness I am only working half days so far as it is "not a piece of cake."

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MUSIC66 7/8/2010 8:15PM

    sorry about you increased pain.

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Achey.. breaky Wednesday...

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

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I had a fitful night for sleeping last night. PT was a bit over the top and had to be cut short due to severe pain. I thought my first day back to work went well until the last few minutes and was glad I was not scheduled to work a full day yet. Then after work I went to PT and was
trying exercises on the large step when I got severe pain in the back of my operated knee. I went home and iced and had to take it easy the rest of the evening.

Today I will back off on exercising today and hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

  
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MUSIC66 7/8/2010 6:32AM

    take care of your self hopethe pain goescaway soon.

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CATLADY52 7/7/2010 12:50PM

    Take care of yourself, and don't overdo exercising. Remember to take baby steps. emoticon

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BZYBOYSMOM 7/7/2010 9:04AM

    I hope your knee is better quickly. Keep fighting the good fight! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 7/7/2010 8:07AM

    Sorry to hear that. Take care of that knee and don't over do it!

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Adding hubby to my gym membership...

Monday, July 05, 2010

Our budget is a little strained but I think by avoiding going out to eat it is an affordable activity which will be good for both of us.

Tomorrow is my first half day back at work and I plan to swim in the therapy pool before work and in the afternoon I have PT. It is also the day hubby goes to AA so at this point I guess
Tuesday will be a day off from the gym since I am going to getting plenty of activity without it.

I have decided to faithfully write down and keep track of ALL the food I eat today and from this day forward. I will carry a small notebook to keep track while away from home.

  
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MILDEXSPI 7/6/2010 8:07PM

    Teddy - you should check out the membership for 2 family members at your local YMCA. They usually run about $90 a month in the Twin Cities area. It might help you cut your cost down a bit.

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/6/2010 7:29AM

    I find keeping track of all the food really helps. Once I am able to resume the gym, my DD is going to join with me. I figure any additional push is good!

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CATLADY52 7/5/2010 9:59AM

    emoticon on your plan. It will be good for both of you.

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Going to pool again today..

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Surprisingly I am able to do a flutter kick and back stroke. I plan to spend some time in the pools at the gym today (indoor pool as it is raining today and whirlpool).

I think I am still having intestinal difficulties due to food poisoning one week ago and so will be calling the doctor on Tuesday to checked out. It does not feel urgent but a week seems a long time to be having difficulties. I was supposed to get a check up from my internist after knee surgery anyways so will "kill 2 birds with one stone."

I had cheerios with dried cranberries and soy milk and a bowl of boiled baby bokchoy. So I do have an appetite, just tummy ache, etc. Hopefully, it is just taking awhile to get over the ingestion of bad fruit. emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/5/2010 7:19AM

    Feel better soon!

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NANCYRUBIO 7/4/2010 10:50AM

    Smart idea to have knee and stomach checked out a one time
Swimming is so good for outlook, exercise, and to lose weight.

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HOPE2BE 7/4/2010 9:32AM

    Fruit has acid in it and if it was bad then it may have eaten some of your stomach away although it wouldn't be serious. That maybe what's causing the upset stomach. I hope you find out better news at the Dr. Hope you have a happy 4th of July!!!!

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