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May have overdone exercise..again...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I did 10 minutes on the recumbent bike before work, did 30 minute PT session after work and then went to pool for 30 minutes (gentle exercises) and found I had pretty intense discomfort last night and went to bed early. It is Saturday morning and finally had to get out of bed at 5:00 a.m. (no rest for the wicked). I would have liked to sleep in but any position for too long is just intolerable. So here I am in my recliner with my laptop on my good leg. Today I am going to be less aggressive in terms of exercise but on the other hand I am not going to lie around by any means. Next time I have therapy I will limit the swimming. emoticon

  
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CYCLINGSANDY 7/24/2010 11:01AM

    It does sound like you were too diligent in your exercise. The pool may be better for you than the bike. Just listen to your body and stop earlier than when you are hurting.

Get well soon!
Sandy

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/24/2010 8:21AM

    I know the pool is great because things don't hurt so much but at the same time I think sometimes you don't realize how much work you have done until after you get out. Maybe the wicked do need some rest today!
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yesterday went for 15 minute walk

Friday, July 23, 2010

I was tired when I got home from work and took a nap in the afternoon. Before I went to bed I did go for a 15 minute walk (stroll). I do not have speed yet but want to be able to get all the way around the block in the next week (it is close to 1/2 mile). This afternoon I am scheduled for PT in the afternoon and hope to get some more advice about exercising. I have had a lot of stiffness and discomfort since the muscle tear in my leg. Icing during the night helped.

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 7/23/2010 11:01PM

    Bit by bit, it's progress!

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JUSTA123 7/23/2010 11:55AM

    Congratulations, every little step helps!

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WANDAH3 7/23/2010 7:26AM

    Congratulations Teddy...you are making progress.
Have a wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

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SLFFRWW 7/23/2010 7:21AM

    Way to go Teddy. Keep at it. Walk just one or two steps more today than you did yesterday and soon you will be up to speed. I know how hard it is when you have physical problems. In 2005 the doctors found a blockage in my heart. When I came out of the hospital I couldn't walk from the car to the house without getting tired. Each day I just walked one or two steps more than I did the day before and now I walk two miles a day. Persistence pays off. emoticon

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STARPLANET2000 7/23/2010 7:14AM

    Small steps eventually lead to big things! I just started SparkPeople 2 weeks ago. I'm down 5lbs already but yesterday was the first day I tried to excercise. I did a 15 minute walk too!! I'm promising myself right now to do at least 15 mintues today.

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TMIS04 7/23/2010 7:12AM

    speed is not that necessary. yea for the 15 minutes. think of all the people without an injury that don't even try to do anything. as my mom would say, "IT'S ALL GOOD". she also went through pt for an injury and they will be working you out. good luck.

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2010CONNIE 7/23/2010 7:07AM

    Hey thats great just get out there and do something, thats what I keep telling myself. I try to do 15 pushups each morning.

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Went to pool yesterday...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The weather was perfect for the outdoor pool at the gym. I spent 30 minutes in the pool and spent about half of the time just relaxing and floating....I did not overdo and did get a good night's sleep last night.

Today is Thursday and I am so ready for the weekend.

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FITMARY 7/22/2010 10:30AM

    Good for you. Sounds like the perfect exercise for you right now!

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PATTYKLAVER 7/22/2010 9:24AM

    That sounds so good! It's great that you were able to do that!

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BZYBOYSMOM 7/22/2010 9:08AM

    Nice!

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HOPE2BE 7/22/2010 8:44AM

    Yah!! I'll take the pool too. I'm ready to go this year. Did it help your arthritis?

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NANCYRUBIO 7/22/2010 8:38AM

    Nothing like resting with the sun watching down on you. Glad you had a relaing, we all deserve it.















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WANDAH3 7/22/2010 7:25AM

    Yay for pool time. I'm a water person, so floating in the water sounds like my kind of bliss.

Have an awesome day,
Hugs,
Wanda

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Went to therapy yesterday...reminded about baby steps

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I told the therapist I went to the swimming pool 3-4 days in a row and on Sunday was exercising in the pool for 30+ minutes and that night had a bad time with pain. She said I should go every other day until I am stronger and try to gradually increase my activity. She also told me to keep my leg from twisting when I am in bed by putting pillows around it. Today I have to take my husband to the doctor and so I probably won't go to the pool after work. I will start to walk to the end of the block and back today, however.

  
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MUSIC66 7/21/2010 10:05PM

    just take itone day at a time.

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/21/2010 9:17PM

    Absolutely baby steps!!

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SRFRGRL7163 7/21/2010 7:27AM

    Three to four days in a row is a lot, listen to the therapist. Need to gradually heal and rushing things can do more damage. Take care, enjoy your walk and good luck to you!

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On the mend...with "baby steps" in the pool...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I managed to work just fine and even did my "quotas" in spite of needing my walker to get from the ramp to my office. When I got home I rested about an hour and then hubby and I went to the gym where I only whirlpooled for just 10 minutes. When I got home hubby made dinner and I rested with ice on my knee. Before sleeping I took a pain pill and did my PT exercises and then iced and slept so much better than the night before. I am going to take it easy with swimming and today after PT I will try walking in the water in the pool for exercise and then whirlpool. I think yesterday's flare up was from just doing too much in the pools on Sunday. I keep forgetting about "baby steps." emoticon

  
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PATTYKLAVER 7/20/2010 11:27AM

    It's so hard to be patient when we are mending! But it sounds like you're listening to your body well. Keep up with the slow baby steps and good luck.

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MSDESERTRODENT 7/20/2010 10:37AM

    Working in the pool is so wonderful! I remember when I was recovering from my surgeries, the pool really helped a lot!

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CATLADY52 7/20/2010 10:37AM

    That's the spirit. The body has ways to keep reminding the brain not to overstep. emoticon

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WANDAH3 7/20/2010 7:12AM

    Water exercise is so wonderful. You don't have the stress on the joints or muscles that you do on land. Hope you continue to heal.

Hugs,
Wanda

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