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Feeling better

Sunday, January 03, 2021

I am feeling better already. Extra hydration, 100% cranberry juice, and sticking to low glycemic food seems to have done the trick. However, the Cooper-dog and I slept in this morning and didn’t go on the morning walk with dad and Angel, even though I feel better. Neither the Cooper-dog nor I were motivated to get up and go walk in the cold. The blankets were snuggly warm, and we curled up together so we were extra snuggly! I will go out at midday to walk the dogs. I DID however, spend 30 minutes on the elliptical. My legs are feeling it. Especially my quads. Does anyone else feel like their legs are limp noodles after using the elliptical? I can walk for hours and hours with no noticeable wobbly legs, but even 10 minutes on the elliptical makes me wobble! I know the two forms of exercise use different muscle groups, but... jello! lol. I have three doctors appointments this week. Two out of town, and one in town. Monday I am seeing a new orthopedic doctor about my shoulder. I was not impressed with the local doctor, who said “suck it up, buttercup!” That I am getting old and things will hurt so get used to it... I am 46years old. I don’t think that is “old”! I don’t think I should settle for limited range of motion (and yes, I did 2-3 months of Physical Therapy), and pain. The new doctor may send me back to physical therapy, or... I don’t know. Hopefully he will be more helpful though! I am cautiously optimistic. Wherever you are in the world I hope you have a marvelous day!
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    46 is not old . As for that doctor I got hit by a truck I can expect some residual pain but my doctor would never say that to me,I like both Katie and Go GAL GROW's comments. He is a quack to say that too you . I will keeping my fingers crossed you get a much nicer doctor tomorrow.
    52 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    46 years old-----NOT OLD----- emoticon
    52 days ago
    emoticon I’m so glad you are feeling better! Yes, I’m like you on the Elliptical, 10 minutes an my legs quake... jello! Omg! I love Katie’s comment, and agree! What a quack. I hope tomorrow goes well!
    52 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/3/2021 8:24:04 PM
    Good to hear you are feeling better today. Sometimes puppy snuggles are exactly what you and Cooper-dog need! I hope all goes smoothly with the doctor appointments.
    52 days ago
    Great to go to another DR :) ...maybe you could walk after the elliptical for a while and see how that goes :)
    52 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Know exactly what you mean about Jello legs..oh yeah!! As to the Suck it Up Doctor..he can do that...you don't have to!! You are right..46 is NOT old!! I hope the new doc gets ya on the right track!!
    Enjoy the rest of today and tomorrow will dawn ...a new blank page for each of us to fill as we will!
    So glad you are feeling better!!
    52 days ago
    I do horrible on the elliptical-- I can never get a good rhythm going, so I don't do it all that often when I'm at the gym (and I gave up my gym membership because of COVID and everything being closed). I hope the doctor is helpful. I am having shoulder/back pain every few months because of using the mouse all day at work and I finally got into PT a few weeks ago and got exercises that I am trying to do regularly, though I haven't recently.
    52 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Think that doctor of yours needs to reassess his advice. Also the elliptical doesn't do that to my legs, cause I can never get any further than 5 minutes on it. LOL!

    Hope all your appointments go well this week. It will make the week go by quickly.
    52 days ago
    When I have been seated to long and go to get up - boy my knees are tight, legs hurt. But, I can go out and walk and walk and not have the pain emoticon
    52 days ago
    Glad you are feeling better. I have only used an elliptical once, so I don't know, but using different muscle groups can cause surprising effects at times. emoticon
    53 days ago
    That is Ungodly and mean spirited counsel from the doctor. (doctor--?) really? ... At 46, the body is not usually showing signs of wear and tear or breaking down. So suck it up? Let's see how he does when he gets some aches and pains. And he will! .. As for the elliptical---I feel it for sure. it has resistance and really works those quads--so it is not unusual to feel a little wobbly. I am glad you are feeling better---and I hope things continue to improve!
    53 days ago
    glad you are feeling better
    53 days ago
    I can't believe what that doc said to you. BTW, my sugar battle is added sugar elimination - deserts, etc. I'm not going to go as extreme as what's in food already other than to carefully watch that it's not too much.
    53 days ago
    I sure hope you get better advice from the ortho you see this week then suck it up buttercup ... yadda, yadda, yadda. GAH! That's horrible.

    Glad you're feeling better.

    HUGS to you.

    53 days ago
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