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July 1, 2016 update

Friday, July 01, 2016

6 more weeks of therapy lead to a small improvement. Not enough for all the work I have been doing. I work very hard but I am not improving much.

Found out in the latest round of testing I have sleep apnea. Oh joy!
So I have a machine for that.

Since my knee isn't bending, or straightening much, I got two dynasplit braces to wear 3 hours a day. This in addition to the 3 hours of Physical Therapy... leaves very little time for anything else.

Living is so difficult. So many medical devices... Now I find my blood work is abnormal. Elevated WBC counts etc. So the family practice guy wants me to see a specialist.
I am really feeling my age now... My life is medical appointments, and medical devices.

My mobility stinks, but is adequate for walking around, very slowly. I am trying to ditch the cane, but it is hit and miss. My weight is stuck also. Not gaining or losing.

Vacations are seeming further and further away... Life is passing me by as I constantly try to rehab myself.

Why is life so difficult?
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  • 4CYNDI
    I am glad there is some improvement, but wish it were better for you. I HATE that my friend is in pain. Keep it moving (even if slowly), it's better than the alternative.

    PS Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Been dealing with depression and pain from the RA.

    Hope you see much increased improvement in July!!!
    1362 days ago
    Well I didn't mention the mouth guard, and pillow thing of course. I figured they were "normal."
    doesn't everyone sleep with a pillow between their knees?
    1369 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I sleep with the c-pap, a mouth-guard, wrist splint and a pillow between my knees. Sounds dreamy, huh? LOL!
    Patience is the hardest thing to maintain..
    1369 days ago
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