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I Love Electrical Ants!!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

To my dismay The Body is up in rebellion once more--Arthritis is back!!Since it is my Pelvic girdle that is affected---it turns walking into hobbling and each and every normal activity can be extremely painful--most of all visits to the Loo!!Since one has no option but to just grin and bear it, I hobbled down to my Physiotherapist's Clinic for some help.She suggested Diathermy to begin with to reduce the swelling in my Lumbar region and also advised the local application of an Ayurvedic Liniment called Myostaal--for me literally Heaven sent!!.
The process lasted 15 minutes for 5 days after which she switched me onto something called IFT----and the effect was truly wonderful.An Electrical Current is run through some Electrodes attached to the affected area and this feels like Ants crawling over the affected area---spasmodically massaging it gently.What toasting my spine could not achieve these Electrical Ants did in a few sittings!!Today I'm well enough to sit at my Computer(I have both a Laptop and a PC) and since I prefer my PC to the Laptop, the relief of being able to sit on my chair with a considerably reduced Pain quotient IS definitely reason to celebrate!!Another 5 days of this continued Therapy should help me to regain a lot of normalcy before Sayali arrives on the 31st. August for a Vacation of 15 days with me.
I have plans to visit Kolhapur with her provided my butt co-operates with me!!If not we will spend some quality time together just relaxing and catching up.And of course there is that niggling matter of my 60th. Birthday in September--for which Sudhir's sisters are planning some old fashioned traditional rituals---very sweet of them to do so--only I can't trust myself to get through it all without bawling my eyes out and embarrassing everyone present.I guess I just have to be a sport and get myself through that day without hurting their feelings--for that is the last thing I want to do!!
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BOVEY63 9/6/2013 3:23PM

    So happy that you have found a treatment that is working well for you.
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I hope you are having a wonderful time with Sayali

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/6/2013 12:16AM

    Now everytime I get this treatment I call it the electrical ants too LOL ! When I explained to my physiotherapist that you had called it electrical ants and I liked the idea so much I adopted it she said "It is probably just as well your friend Komal is in Mumbai the two of you sound very much the same and I might never recuperate if I had to treat the both of you at once you would have the whole clinic laughing hysterically and trying to perform contortionist tasks while you passed out samples of hot and hotter curries under the premise that they helped arthritis !"

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ZANNACHAN 8/31/2013 7:28PM

    I'm so sorry to hear that the arthritis is acting up, but I'm really glad that the new treatment is working for you! It really makes a world of difference when you can get through your daily activities without pain.

(sorry I haven't been around.... grad school has me running in circles and somehow I got unsubscribed from a bunch of my spark friends' blogs... no idea how it happened but now I know why I am not getting notifications anymore! I miss my morning doses of Komal. I hope that life is treating you well).

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MILLISMA 8/29/2013 4:56PM

    How wonderful that you've finally gotten some relief. So special that Sudhir's sisters are planning an old fashioned traditional birthday for you. I'm sure it will be bittersweet and Sdhir will be watching over you. Enjoy your visit with Sayali.

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OVERWORKEDJANET 8/26/2013 6:00AM

    My chiropractor includes the electro-stimulation therapy on my visits as my spine has always been in poor shape. It truly relieves the tension in the muscles and allows my back to relax into a better posture.
You remind me I should go for a visit as I've been too busy, as usual, to tend to my own needs.

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LOOKINGUP2012 8/25/2013 2:50PM

    So thankful with you for the electrical ants. Enjoy a wonderful birthday.

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SPERRIN2012 8/25/2013 7:15AM

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Glad to see you're getting some much needed relief.

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