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Monday, December 30, 2013

Took a bit of a spill on the ice this morning when I was walking the dog. We did our 6 mile route, and we had almost made it home when I found a patch of black ice and went down. Thank goodness I didn't fall on Cooper! That is one of my biggest fears during the Winter... that I will slip and fall on the dog. I jammed my right elbow, wrenched my left knee and something is off with my hips now, but we are still walking. The dog has to go out and do his business no matter how I feel. I am a bit more cautious.

Saw my psychiatrist today. We talked about possibly increasing my medication as my symptoms have been more pronounced lately. I asked if we could hold off until my next appointment. I find that when I am more active that my symptoms are more manageable. So, I am going to see if I can manage this through exercise. Besides, the medication has a sedating effect that I don't particularly like. This is a pretty major change in my perspective. Before I started changing my life I would have automatically opted to go with a med increase. Now I want to see if I can manage things without medication. Changing my behavior has a direct effect on my health. Who knew? LOL!!
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  • v STRONGDAWG
    I hope it works. My husband manages his depression through exercise and getting enough daylight. When he goes "off the rails" (his words, not mine) now, he recovers much more quickly. Instead of weeks, it is just days. And he usually gets back on track by exercising outside, getting enough sleep and eating properly. I hope you get back to your self soon. It's no fun being sick.
    875 days ago
  • v BONNIEMARGAY
    Wishing you relief!
    876 days ago
  • v SWEETNEEY
    Falling is such an odd sensation. Hope everything gets back in alignment - the hip is connected to the shin bone etc...
    876 days ago
  • v SIMPLELIFE4REAL
    I'm sorry to hear about your fall. I hope you are able to continue exercising, particularly since it helps so much with your other symptoms.

    Cooper is great because he gets you out there.

    Hugs,
    Kay
    876 days ago
  • v DONNABRIGHT
    Great decision on the meds. I did a similar thing with diabetic meds and got it under control again with exercise and diet. Who knew all the benefits of changing our lifestyle?
    876 days ago
  • v FORMYDARLINGS


    I think trying to manage your symptoms with positive energy is a great way to make sure you keep that active streak alive, although it really isn't an issue for you. Watch yourself carefully for the next month or 2 and take note of any new or increasing issues. SOmetimes meds are the way to go. Have a wonderful New Year and enjoy that bouncing bundle you call Cooper.


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    877 days ago
  • v MARYANNSQUEST
    Ouch! Sorry about the fall! ! Glad you decided to wait on the increase in meds.
    Take Care and give Cooper a hug!
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    Maryann
    877 days ago
  • v CHERIRIDDELL
    Sorry to hear you fell ,do get checked out if you continue to feel ill results . Hope you can manage things with exercise.
    877 days ago
  • v _LINDA
    So glad you didn't break anything! Or fall on the poor dog. Furbabies are a great motivator to keep up exercise. Hope you recover fully with no ill effect, but perhaps you ought to get checked out..
    877 days ago
  • v GOING-STRONG
    So sorry to hear about your fall...I worry about slipping when I run and it is icy out. My job requires me to be quick on my feet (food service) so falling would definitely be a problem for me. Take care and hope you feel better soon.
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    877 days ago
  • v COCK-ROBIN
    I hope it gets better for you.
    877 days ago
  • v DESERTDREAMERS
    Ow, ow, ow! When I tried to fly on the black ice, I was SO glad I wasn't carrying the chihuahua and didn't land on any of the pups. Hope you feel better soon.
    877 days ago
  • v INCREDIBLYME
    be careful out there- those icy patches lurk where we least expect and seem to win the battles they choose to pick.
    your insight is amazing- this time of year, when it is dark and cold, most would want to hibernate, not exercise,,and there is a decline in mental wellness. good for you for choosing to stay active to improve your mental wellbeing and not simply choose to medicate alone
    877 days ago
  • v BIGPAWSUP
    Take care of yourself. Please make certain you are ok. Those falls can be more serious than we think.

    Best of luck with the meds. I know you can make huge differences in your life with exercise.
    877 days ago
  • v HEALTHY4ME
    OH do be careful few years back I fell and broke a chip in my knee, and last year fell right backwards on my back and head. No damage done LOL my head is hard I guess or I am nuts enough that you couldn't tell the diff!!! But I agree, and yes the dog has to do their biz. but hubby has been taking mine due to ice and golfers elbow wow it is painful and dr suggested hubby do it since she still pulls on leash with me. I go 2x day now early am and usually before supper.

    HUGS stay safe!!


    OPPS hope you delete these. I didn't remember if I pressedpost on one and the other I don't know. LOL guess I really don't want you to fall! LOL
    877 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/30/2013 7:12:41 PM
  • v GRACEOMALLEY
    Sorry about the fall and hope things are feeling better. Pleased for you that you are working on using activity as opposed to medication. I applaude you for your good sense. BRAVO!
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    877 days ago
  • v HEALTHY4ME
    OH do be careful few years back I fell and broke a chip in my knee, and last year fell right backwards on my back and head. No damage done LOL my head is hard I guess or I am nuts enough that you couldn't tell the diff!!! But I agree, and yes the dog has to do their biz. but hubby has been taking mine due to ice and golfers elbow wow it is painful and dr suggested hubby do it since she still pulls on leash with me. I go 2x day now early am and usually before supper.

    HUGS stay safe!!
    877 days ago
  • v HDHAWK
    Sorry about your spill. I hope you're ok!
    877 days ago
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