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Just what I expected.

Monday, February 04, 2013

I saw the PA today to see if it was time to do another round of shots in my knees. The orthopedist that I go to doesn't do back injuries so when I said that I had hurt my back he said I would have to see either my PCP or the Dr. they refer people to. I don't like him. Since I was there he did do a quick assessment and says I pulled a muscle or strained it, duh. When I told him about the numbness in my toes, that got his attention. He said to definitely see my Dr. and to ask for a MRI. Meanwhile he said I could go to the fitness/aquatic center and use the pool only. He said to do gentle exercises, and not as many reps as I am use to. He said to start like I did when I first started PT. Walking the pool and hanging with the noodle. Use a heating pad and to also ice my back. I have pain patches that are left over from when I had shingles. He said I could use those.

I found some motivational quotes to inspire me to start on the fitness track again.

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MRS_TOAD 2/5/2013 8:40AM

    Feel better and take care of your back! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 2/5/2013 2:51AM

    Glad your doc gave you the go ahead for gentle exercise- I know you were itching to do some.
Take it slow Bonnie emoticon emoticon

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    I hope your back is better soon. Take care, and don't overdo it.

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DB1167 2/4/2013 7:54PM

    Get better soon! Take it easy and rest your back. emoticon

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CHOCOHIPPO 2/4/2013 7:47PM

    Wow! I love that exercise is better than therapy! I'm glad you are advocating for yourself so well with your doctor. I spent most of last year walking the pool at my gym due to my IT band injury and it was boring. So I made up a gentle circuit for myself where I would do a couple walks back and forth and the stop to do some gentle kicking, then walk it sideways a couple of times and then a lap of the sidestroke. Made the time pass much faster. I hope you enjoy your re-entry and you take it slow and steady!

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CYALE76 2/4/2013 7:28PM

    Take it easy until your back feels better, hope you can get in to see your PCP soon.

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LIVEDAILY 2/4/2013 7:26PM

    You will feel better using the pool!! All the stress is off of your joints and back, and it will help you SO much!

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ADARKARA 2/4/2013 4:33PM

    Maybe this will motivate you to get back into the pool. =) Think happy thoughts!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/4/2013 4:04PM

    Well, at least you had your suspicions re: your back confirmed, but it definitely is a DUH! **SIGH** Well, hope that the your limited exercises along with just sticking to the aquatics.


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