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Still fighting, but still gaining.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Still gaining. Eating too much of the wrong things and not enough of the good things. Not getting any exercise. The surgeries were not really successful, as I am still having pain, numbness and weakness. When I finally talked the doctor into giving me the ok to work FT, my managers cut my hours and took away my benefits. Joy. So, here I am....3 months from my last surgery with no health insurance. I am very scared to get back on my elliptical. I have pain all the time and I do not want it to get worse or to shake something "loose", so to speak. I was supposed to start physical therapy Nov 5, but that is not an option now since my health insurance is gone. And no, I cannot afford COBRA. The days after my 2nd surgery, I was not earning a paycheck and before that I was working short hours.

Any suggestions? Should I try to exercise anyways? Should I just focus on my food intake? It is already so cold here, it's hard to get outside and walk. I am full of excuses, aren't I? If anyone else out there has back and neck injuries, please let me know how you manage to exercise and how you manage daily pain without taking any narcotic pain pills.

It's been a very tough 2-3 years. I wish I could turn stress and pain into energy and joy.
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  • GAILRUU
    Listen to your body. Do what feels comfortable even if it is just a walk around the block and keep on trying.
    3307 days ago
  • BILL60
    You'e in a tough state. If you don't exercise, your health is going to get worse. Don't over do it. Just do some exercise and increase it when it feels comfortable.
    3307 days ago
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