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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday evening I went out on a Dragon Boat team in Portland. It was the first time in over a year I ahve really paddled with a team. I really enjoyed it. I did pretty good considering. My upper body had been aching today. Muscles in arms. I'm proud of what I did. I plan to go back next week Monday.

today I ahd Physical therapy. I go once a week on tuesday Mornings. this is to help me deal with my balance issues. I am being prescribed a cane to use when walking. Hold onto Leone's ahrness with left hand and a cane in the right hand. These balance problems really started acting up after i had my cochlear Implant surgery.

I ws prescribed a cream called Litocaine. (5 boxes of it) For when i go in the hospital Wed, thurs and Friday for my IVIG treatments I can rub it on the area before getting stuck. It's to help ease the pain.

I'm getting really tempted to request a Port in my chest to help with the treatments. Both my regular Dr. and my Neurologist ahve talked to me about it because the treatments are helping my symptoms.

Have a great day!
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BELLACUDDLES 8/31/2012 9:31AM

    How fun.....hard to believe it's the Labor Day weekend!!!

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PICKIE98 8/30/2012 4:08PM

    How dd the Lidocaine work out? I think a port is a great idea..

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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/29/2012 11:20PM

    emoticon glad you had fun.

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MARTY19 8/29/2012 5:26PM

    I wish there was a dragon boat here. I think I would l0ve it and I am so jealous of you. LOL!

Marty

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MEADSBAY 8/29/2012 4:24PM

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on getting back to the boats that you love!

So the port would be because those treatments will be ongoing?

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 8/29/2012 2:03PM

    Hopefully all will go so much better with all the new stuff coming in yoru treatments

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ASPENHUGGER 8/29/2012 1:09PM

    Balance is a tricky one, & so very necessary. Lately I'm not as balanced as I used to be, & that worries me. I hope the PT helps!
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CHUBRUB3 8/29/2012 12:00PM

    Hugs Debbie. I pray your pain eases.
So happy you got out paddling my friend! WTG!
Hugs
Angela

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L*I*T*A* 8/29/2012 11:23AM

    so glad to hear you have been getting the help you need....
a port is a good idea............
all the best today......
blessings and hugs....lita

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WILLOW49 8/29/2012 10:50AM

    Good that you are getting help for your balance. Hope all goes well today!
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NORASPAT 8/29/2012 8:04AM

    I went to the balance center yesterday and was evaluated for vertigo. They did a lot of testing and they also did some physical therapy I will see how it goes. The port will help I am sure but will it be there all the time and will it need to me maintained. I have only had the ones they do when you are in the hospital. Sorry it is so painful for you. HUGS Pat in Maine.
HUGS DEBS have to go to Eye dr 4 hours for DH tests for MD again Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 8/29/2012 5:37AM

    A port may be a good idea.

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TWEETYKC00 8/29/2012 4:59AM

    I'm so glad that you are getting help for your balance and doing better with Leone now. I hope that the Lidocane helps you with the pain.

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