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May 10th, 2010 - Progress and Community Building

Monday, May 10, 2010

This morning I was able to go as planned to the Aquatics Program that began in March.

The program was a time limited research program run by the School of Health Professions at Long Island University,Brooklyn Campus, which is, happily, right across the street from my home.

I was really pleased to see that I was able to participate fully and with less limitation than a couple of weeks ago It was great to see it through. Since I'm still winding down on my prednisone, I was concerned that I might have some rebound of my symptoms.

Today was the last session of the series and I was glad not to be a "drop out"..

While I was tired, I didn't need to crash immediately. I did take a nap later in the afternoon.

Since it's a research program they did pre- and post- program physical therapy evaluations. Those measurements will be available to participants as soon as they are able to be analyzed and reported if they wish to have them. I am going to request mine because I think it will be useful.

Tomorrow I go to my regular Physical and Occupational Therapy sessions with half the amount of medication aboard than I had today, so we'll see what happens…

Another recent development with relationship to SparkPeople is that in addition to becoming more active on my blog, I've also been reading blogs by other members and more of the articles as well as using other resources. It does help to be more involved in the community, giving and receiving support!

It is one of those lessons that I get to learn over and over again in different parts of my life.

I'm heading off to bed pretty soon and am ready to get into a calmer space.

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    I took time to read some of your blogs since you commented on mine. I too find commenting on other people's blogs helps me. I am home alone with just my dog and cat for most of the day and knowing that others are viewing my ups and downs, motivates me to try to encourage them while I am on the computer.
    You are dealing with a lot.
    At one point in my life, I was told I had Crohn's disease and the surgeon wanted to put me on Prednisone, but I refused. I never took medicine for it, cut out dairy for 3 months, then slowly added it back to my diet and another G.I. specialist said I don't have Crohn's.
    I am glad you are free from I.V.'s. You amaze me that you are out walking, swimming and cooking and I didn't notice any thoughts of self-pity. I am just the opposite. Thank you for helping me to do some thinking about that.
    3747 days ago
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