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physical therapy giving me tools

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I've been frustrated and losing hope as I've struggled with pain and limited mobility. Today I got some exercises I can do (cardio is out), limited, but at least it makes me feel like I can make progress and feel some control in the situation. Of course a visit to the physical therapist meant pain....I have a new med I can try tonight. The surgeon said don't take off my wrist brace at all (even at night), or I have to be in a cast for 6 weeks! Imagine changing diapers in a cast! So 6 more weeks in a wrist brace, and staying in my ankle brace at least until I can walk without pain and without swelling, knee brace I can use part time - oh yipee!!I feel like a walking disaster area. I checked. I weigh 200# even....It figures, I should probably change my weight on my page...I hate doing it...maybe I can just eat very, very little and wiggle as much as my body can handle it...oh no... hopelessnes is creeping in, I really gotta find some things I can do that don't hurt,typing hurts, writing hurts,....sorry to be so whiny, I have lots to be thankful for, the baby is healthy today, I have health insurance today, the sun shined today, Susan is home for a few more days (then back to Michigan for 4 weeks or?), Melia is an incredible teenager (yes I put those two words together), Lexi is reading, Chris is still in college, I have a roof over my head, I have a fridge full of food, I have lots of love in my life, who could ask for more. emoticon
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    Hang in there. Follow the PT and eventually things will sort out. Have you tried an complimentary therapies like Reiki, acupressure, acupuncture, craniosacral, etc to help with pain management along with what the docs are doing for you?
    3264 days ago
    It is hard to concentrate one anything but the pain when it is that severe, but you are trying to look at things to be thankful for. You will be well again. Cherish the good moments. Prayers are going up for you.
    3265 days ago
    there are days when it seems that nothing matters just the pain then you have days like you had when writting this when you can look at the things you can be thankful for when thy outway the pain and make life seem more bareable and worth the fight as that is what it is sometimes a fight.i sometimes feel like you but then comes the days when something happenas or rather the worse doesn´t happen or is a near thing then i know why i am here and why i do the things i do.luckily thoose days are getting more and the down days as i call them are getting less.unless it is my perspective that is changing and i am learning to cope better with the stress´s.i am glad the baby is having a good day for you i know how few and far between them days can be from my own are doing great with all you have against you or should i say going for it is our adversities that make us what we are and makes us stronger and can do this i know you can.even if the only reason is that we have no other choice..but it is still a choice we can and will make for our sakes and thoese of our can do this.don´t ever forget that and if you need to talk you know where to find me.take care and lots of love karen.
    3265 days ago
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    It is difficult to be positive when you are hurting. But this too shall pass and you will be back to more moving without pain. I think waiting for the healing is the hardest thing.

    3265 days ago
    You have a lot to be thankful for and with some patience and work, you will be able to exercise again too. Keep smiling and stay determined my friend, it will happen emoticon
    3266 days ago
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