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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Just came back from a dr visit. First time I've seen a rhumetologist.

He said my hip joint seems fine; my pain (lower back, sciatica, hip and sometimes down the leg into the foot) is emanating from my lower back.

I knew there was a reason I joine the OA of the Lower Spine team a couple years ago, even though my dx was knee oa!

The only exercise it is safe for me to do now, he said, is water exercise.

Tomorrow I get full spinal x-rays, then we'll see. It's important to note that I've regained all but 5 pounds that I had lost through SP! Partly because of almost no exercise but NOT lowering my calorie intake to make up for it. I had been using my fall on the ice accident and the resulting pain as an excuse for the exercise lack. Guess what? That won't fly anymore!

The gym I joined has a wonderful pool and water aerobics classes. I bought a lock today. Guess where I'll be tomorrow after my exercise?

I will still continue my little strength training with my dumb bells and exercist tube and bands.

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  • ZENMIND7
    I have done water aerobics before, too, and really enjoyed it. I need to get back to it! (excuses, excuses...) Have you been going to the classes? How is it going? I hope you are feeling better soon.
    2976 days ago
  • CONTENTCHRIS
    emoticon Good Attitude!
    2990 days ago
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    2991 days ago
  • SAL2525
    Keep on emoticon ! Sal
    2994 days ago
  • JANEMARIE77
    excuse are great until there not good for you!!!
    If it's important, you'll find a way. If it isn't, you'll find an excuse.
    Making our health important takes courage good for you
    3000 days ago
  • AWESOMECAROL55
    Peggy...I have done water exercise before and it is a great workout. I know when I had my knee surgery years ago i too used that as an excuse to not exercise. I gained a lot of weight! I won't do that again!! Good for you recognizing there are workouts you CAN do and then going for it!!

    ((HUGS))
    Carol
    3000 days ago
  • SMOKY_TEA
    Best wishes! Water exercise can be quite soothing and addictive and also it works. It may not feel as if it is working as hard as other types of exercise, but it helps.

    Best wishes!
    3000 days ago
  • SAMI199
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    It is not easy to deal with chronic pain...I 'm glad you have found a gym with a pool.
    I'm cheering you on all the way.

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    3001 days ago
  • MARTY728
    Hoping all goes well!
    3002 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7773457
    I'm so glad they are getting to the root of your pain. I have had two friends take up swimming and both have had great changes and relief from their back pain. emoticon
    3002 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I applaud you taking the initiative! Keep us posted! You CAN do this! You just now have more challenges than you initially thought.
    3002 days ago
  • DEBIGENE
    Hello my friend. Well it's good to know what the dx is, now you can go from there. I understand the back pain I suffer from siatica myself. I've done water aerobics before and loved it just wish I had the money to join the Y. I'm sure that is where I'd be getting my exercise, the pool !!!

    Pay attention to what the dr explains and recommends and you will be feeling better soon.

    HUGS


    3002 days ago
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