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Where there's a will there's a way (you've heard that one, right?)


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!
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JUMPINJULIE 7/1/2013 7:59PM

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TAILORSMOM 6/30/2013 5:13PM

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MEXGAL1 6/29/2013 5:49PM

    I guess that your fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disorder as well......I know I am not allowed to have things "fixed" right now with my two autoimmune disorders. I will eventually need my hands and feet fixed due to the RA....but wondering if they will take me off the autoimmune drugs first or what. This is a whole new experience to me.
Do you have access to a TENS machine or can you go to a therapist that has one. That really helped me.
Hope you are better soon.
Sallie

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PHATPAT18 6/29/2013 11:53AM

    I hope that the pt helps. You sound like you are in so much pain. I wish you the best. Too bad it's a 2 hour drive each way. Hugs

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MEADSBAY 6/29/2013 10:43AM

    Sometimes physical therapy works miracles-
hope that is the case with your issues-
although it sounds like you've got some complications going on there.
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GOANNA2 6/29/2013 7:22AM

    Sorry to hear that you are in so much pain Sam.
I hope that the warm pool therapy is helping. I can't
imagine not being able to do my buttons up on a blouse.
As for me, my knee is giving me trouble and I have decided
to participate in a study for 12 weeks. It will be using green
lipped muscle (supposed to help in Osteoarthritis). I had the
Xray on Thursday and am waiting to see whether I qualify.
I came back from a 6 day holiday and have spent the time
in bed. Cannot move or breathe for that matter. I cannot
understand why I am getting so many coughs and colds.

My immune system must be up the creek after all the
antibiotics I've been taking. Just as well I have another
week off work to try and get over this. We are having
lots of rain and it is a little cool, but I don't mind the cooler
weather. I hope you enjoy your weekend. Do you see your
sons and the grandkids much now that they are closer?
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