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8/19/09 6:53 P

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Hey Lita - thanks for your comments. Yep, plats & WBC were low & went lower (26 & 1.6!!) so I've had a temporary setback while in hospital getting that sorted out! I'm chompin' at the bit to get back to working out again - even 20 min in the pool will be a welcome event!

Thanks for your prayers, hugs, and blessings - same to ya! emoticon

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8/4/09 12:17 A

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so glad you are feeling better....if your platelets and wbc are low it will contribute to low energy levels as well as the iron and hbg etc..............
wishing you well soon.........
sending prayers,blessings and hugs...........lita


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8/3/09 11:33 P

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Thanks for the good vibes - I do appreciate them! Today I felt a bit better than I have recently. My H&H are fine, but I don't know my ferretin levels. I have some sort of thing that prevents my body from absorbing iron in my diet so when I get low I get it via transfusion (oh such fun).

Vit B idea is a great idea - it may help & I'm willing to try. Since it's soluble & won't accumulate I don't have to worry about getting too much. Did recently find out that my platelets & WBC are low - don't know how much that could affect my energy levels though?

I'm no stranger to transfusions-I've had nearly 15 units over the past 5 years. I'm very happy when my H&H come back OK (I live at around 9/28.)

Rehab stinks doesn't it!? emoticon This too shall pass. Thank you again! I'm always open to suggestions. Peace & Blessings!

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7/31/09 1:08 A

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Have you thought of adding an iron supplement and Vitamin B complex to your diet? Has the doctor checked your H&H lately to see if you are low? I was low and need two transfusions plus I added the iron and B complex which are helping my energy level. Were you hospitalized due to RA? I just had another knee surgery myself so I understand the rehab issues. I had complications afterwards but am improving as time goes by. I’ll be sending some good vibes your way so you heal faster.


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7/29/09 9:52 P

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I am getting enough protein MOST days. It's hard to get enough calories sometimes & I'm working on getting my diet back on track.

The annoying part of any sort of rehab is that one day of being bed-ridden is more like a week or so it seems! I highly recommend NOT getting sick or injured emoticon

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7/29/09 5:53 P

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WTG on keeping up with the pool & PT!

I'm just taking a guess here, but...your activity levels have been lowered for so long with all that you've been through I suspect it will take some time for you to recover your stamina to levels that are more satisfying.

My hunch is that 1) consistency of effort is going to be very important, 2) starting with smaller "chunks" of activity multiple times a day will be the best way to go, 3) I don't think you want to push yourself to a point of fatigue that is unpleasant...as that will likely undo your efforts to be more consistent.

Sound out your PT on this...seems like they might have some suggestions...? Or how about PT's out there on our Team...any thoughts, Dave...? :-)

In a nutshell, slow, steady, consistent yet shorter time frames with (if possible) multiple things you can tackle throughout your day. In time, I'm betting you'll revive your stamina to be able to stitch these chunks of effort together into longer sessions.

GL & keep at it!

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7/29/09 5:41 P

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what doe your dr suggest for this?????
you may need a tonic!!!
it takes time to recover from any surgery and the body needs lots of rest in order to heal as i'm sure you already know.............are you eating enough daily protein????
wishing you well soon.............blessings and hugs.............lita


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After months in the hospital & then a knee replacement I'm finding my stamina is seriously reduced. I'm back at the pool & doing PT still, but am still not getting my energy back. Any suggestions on what else I might need to do to help move things along? emoticon

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