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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Its been a month today. emoticon I started this program after waking up and being unable to get out of bed because of my back. I've had a bad back for years and have had 2 surgeries including a spinal fusion. Usually by being careful I have been able to manage my pain and stiffness. But that morning I just couldn't move. I called in sick, which I haven't done in over a year and worked on trying to manage my back pain. After ibuprofen and heat and gentle stretching I took a gentle walk. In the afternoon I read the newspaper which had an article about SP so I looked up the site and that was it. I've been somewhat of an addict ever since. I've lost 9 pounds emoticon and feel so much better. emoticon I am learning new things daily and have made several spark friends. Thank you SP! emoticon
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  • GABY1948
    Daisybell, I totally understand what you are saying. I also have a bad back and, like you, had 2 surgeries, one in '86 and one in '88. But I never had the fusion. I can tell you that my back feels good or bad in direct proportion to my weight and you will probably get better and better on your journey. Anyone with our problem knows what a great incentive that is for a healthy body and healthy weight. So glad you found spark too! emoticon
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