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11/20/12 10:47 A

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Hi PrincessV
And a big welcome! This is a great site for support and help with your goals. Good going on taking yourself off morphine! That in itself is a great accomplishment. I do hope you can find an alternate way to control your pain and begin to exercise a bit. I'm a huge fan of exercise as it's helped me in so many ways.
I look forward to following along with you on this journey to better health and less pain! emoticon

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11/19/12 9:59 P

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HI: I am new to sparks, this is my first day here. I have osteo almost everywhere. I also have four bulging discs in my back. I have just come off morphine, I was on it for a year and a half and decided to take myself off it. My doctor told me it was okay to go ahead, take it slow and I was able to get off it in 2 weeks. However, now we have a bit of a dilemma trying to figure out what to use for pain control. I have a really hard time walking very far as I have a lot of pain in my hip & in the syatica. Not easy and I sympathize greatly with anyone with arthritis.
Right now I am feeling pretty good although I haven't take much exercise but I am hoping to join the pool for aqua size in December.
Glad to find this Team.

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10/21/12 7:00 P

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Thank you Carol. It is scary, but also a relief to know that I will feel so much better after recovery.

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10/20/12 7:22 A

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That sounds scary.I hope I never have to, do that. Good Luck. I am sure you will keep us up dated.My husband's friend had that done a few years ago, he said it wasn't bad and he felt better than he had in years. I will keep you in my prayers and heart. emoticon

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10/19/12 2:27 P

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Good for you Carol. The exercise machines at Curves should help and yes you only have to do what is not painful so skipping a machine is OK if need be. I go to a similar womens fitness club - they have a personal fitness trainer now so I have been working with her once a week to get some strengthening in preparation for my total hip joint replacement which takes place in February. Walking doesn't work very well for me right now - hoping I'll get back into it regularly after the hip surgery recovery.
Take care,
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Thanks Beth,I joined curves I had many doubts about it at first.One of the ladies that works there told me I would be surpris emoticon e that it would help my arthritis and I didn't have to do anything that hurt me. It has helped my hands and back some, I guess it is what they need. I go walking but sometimes I have to cut it short because of the pain will shoot down my hip. Glad that I found this support group. I need all the help I can get.

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10/18/12 11:43 P

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Hi Carol
Thanks for joining this team. I hope you will find comfort and support from this group. emoticon

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10/18/12 7:00 P

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Hi my name is Carol, and I have arthritis in my back and hands, all the joints in my fingers hurt 24/7.

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