Friday, June 28, 2013
Just a note.
Am really struggling with exercise. The phrase "that's some nerve" comes to mind. Arm and shoulder pains that surfaced in February have this past month made any movement or change of position of the left arm pretty undoable. Putting on my seatbelt b4 driving requires strange contortions with the door open. Heck, I'm having trouble dressing, and actually while struggling to get on a blouse without it hurting (the details don't matter), I actually was wondering... "Hmmm.... how many calories does putting on this or that clothing item take, anyway?!"
You just know your exercise/activity plan is offkilter when that line of thinking takes over from its previous positive approach! So of course I'm on the attack, seeking a plan I can do.
An orthopaedic surgeon told me that he wants to avoid surgery on my shoulder and arm because my fibromyalgia is so problematic, but in my heart of hearts I know that when one has a problem THAT is the time to gear up, to find a way to keep going no matter what the obstacles. Tomorrow I meet with a physical therapist for some guidance. This p.t. works at the physical rehab. hospital where I've now been using a warm-water pool. The two-way drive takes about 2 hours. I chose to go to one of the hospital's P.T.'s in case they want to include an in-pool session to get me started. Once I know what to do, I do it... and want to be left alone. I'm so not into the lie-on-the-table-and-wait-to-b
e-healed scenario. Yes, sometimes that is the best p.t., but I hope to avoid it. Give me ACTION, dang it! Yup. Am getting antsy, folks. lol
The issue is that if we can move just one part, then we need to do just that... and in the most effective way. Why? Because it benefits all the parts! Frankly, having a little luck on my side would be a nice help! Here's hoping we can create a plan of action for me to dig in and conquer!