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6/7/11 11:53 P

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Welcome to the team!

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6/7/11 11:44 P

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My name is Nadine and I live in Henderson, NV


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6/5/11 8:28 P

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emoticon to the team, I had both hips replaced last year and still need at least one knee replace, moving is the best medicine, nothing else works for me

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6/5/11 4:00 P

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Welcme to the team! This team is very supportive and helpful. I also have OA in my knees and find that movement - just walking around as much as possible really helps. I would also encourage you to get some exercise in the water - whether it be in the sea that you are near or actual water aerobic classes in a pool. I do water aerobics and or water zumba at least 3 times a week and feel that it really helps my OA as well as keeping me active and losing weight.
By the way my Mother and I had a 2 week vacation in England and Ireland in 2007. We had a great time and I hope to get back there with my husband some time.

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6/5/11 10:25 A

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Welcome to the Team !



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6/5/11 9:43 A

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Hi everyone,
Thanks for all the info on creams and things, these are new to me, it is only a couple of weeks since I was diagnosed and so far my GP hasn't come up with anything except booking me in for Physio, which I have had to postpone until I've had my eyes done (cataracts) I'm hoping the physio will help when I get to it too.
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6/5/11 9:31 A

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Welcome. I also have OA in both knees and hips - so I know how you feel. I agree with the others. Move as much as you can. I also use Tylenol Arthritis and it really helps, and I'm going for a second Synvisc shot next week. Good luck to you, and keep in touch with the group.

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I live in Southampton, NY.

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6/5/11 9:30 A

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"Optimism is the foundation of courage."
- Nicholas Murray Butler

"A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step."

-Butler Janet Oberholtzer

Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God. :)

Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Failures keep You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going!
Amen!!


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6/5/11 9:25 A

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Welcome from the Oregon Coast!! I live on the Pacific Ocean about half way down the USA
on the map. We are a small city of 30,000 and depend on fishing, crabbing, timber and tourism to survive.

I use Sombra and Icy Blue, which are pain creams, and really help my bone on bone knees and my knuckles to keep moving and busy. I take Tylenol Arthritis and it helps me a lot. I have had SYNVISC-ONE gel shots in my knee to give it a cushion and I highly recommend it. It stops the pain for 6 - 12 months a shot and helps me be more active. I am putting off knee replacement as long as I can.

I had back surgery a year ago and they fused L3, L4 and L5 and that stopped the numbness in my left hip and leg. My spine was being crushed and I did not know it.

This is a great site to ask questions and share what you know and do as well and just meet some great folks!! Make it a great day of blessings!! Marianne

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6/5/11 9:11 A

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Hi and thank you for your welcome.
I agree with you that walking is good, I walk everyday except Sunday, I live near the sea so a walk along the prom daily is a pleasure and helps me a lot.
Thelma

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6/5/11 9:06 A

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The one thing that has really worked for me is to keep moving. I don't mean you have to be an Olympian. You can just do something as simple as getting up and walking around after you have been sitting for awhile. I swim a lot and that makes my chronic pain a lot better. Welcome to SP. You will find a lot of support here and many great friends, as I have.


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6/5/11 8:46 A

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Hi, I'm Thelma and have just been diagnosed with arthritis of both knees and hips after four years of being messed around. I am from the UK and I believe things are a little different here regarding getting treatment etc., I cannot take anti arthritis meds as I have an ulcer and taking paracetamol on a regular basis does not appeal as I take other drugs for blood pressure, cholesterol and thyroid.
However, I have this week been persuaded to use a magnetic bracelet, I was a bit sceptical when I bought it, but anything is worth a try, although they say they don't work for everyone, well I find it has worked for me, I have worn it for about a week now and for the first time in four years I can climb the stairs, one foot after the other without much pain, whereas before I had to climb one step at a time, very tedious. I am still looking for anything to help though and any tips or suggestions will be very welcome.
Thelma

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