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Above all, try something.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Above all, try something. I was thinking about my encounter the other day, with a woman who had not exercised in a number of years, because of pain. If you do NOT exercise, the pain can actually get worse, ironically.

If you have a broken leg, obviously, you should not use it, but if you have limited mobility, such as a bad knee or hip or shoulder, there are all kinds of things you can do to keep your blood pumping, to keep the rest of your body fit, and you should never just quit.

I went to physical therapy today, and at the end had tears in my eyes. It hurt. I did everything, and knew I was coming home to ice immmediately. Sometimes you need to work through pain, to get to the other side, and that is where i am at right now. It hurts every single day, but I get up every single day, do exercises, stretching, yoga, and all the exercises given to me by physical therapy.

I am WAY ahead of where I should be, and can now bend my knee to 100 degrees. It took me three months to do that last time I had knee surgery. I will keep moving because it is the right thing to do.

Just try something. Find something you like, and do it.

Give up one thing this week that you know you shouldn't be eating. Get it out of your house forever. It feels so much better to be fit than one candy bar will ever, ever taste. I do not have one thing in my house that I could eat that isn't good for me. I will not be goaded into temptation, I will not bring one single thing home that isn't something I should be eating. Saying no once in the store is so much better than having to say no over and over at home.

Just do it. Try something, Do something. You will feel so much better for it.

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    1817 days ago
    You are so awesome!! Thank you for being so encouraging to us. You are truly an inspiration with your weight loss, recovery from knee surgery & doing well in PT! emoticon emoticon
    1818 days ago
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    100 degrees this soon after surgery emoticon I have no doubt that you had tears in your eyes. In this case the pain is proof of the gain in mobility of the knee. Does your PT ice your knee before you leave? I know you go home and ice, but even ten minutes with ice as soon as you finish your session could make a difference.

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    1819 days ago
    I admire your determination and work ethic. Never give up on yourself! I hope your pain passes quickly. Keep up the good work!
    1819 days ago
    Wonderful blog. I checked "I like this blog", in hopes others will read it.
    1819 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    1819 days ago
    Find something that you love, then do it. That should be on a poster everywhere! Love it!

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  • PHOENIX1949
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    1819 days ago
    It's wonderful that you have the experience of the other knee surgery as a guide. You can really trust that what you are doing is for the good.
    1820 days ago
    BAMAJAM2 I couldn't get on your private Spark Page but wondered myself about the exercise or squeeze ball and arthritis in the hands, as my DH has it, so I went looking! Good article on LIVESTRONG...good information on it and you might want to check it out. It's a great site to look around, too, as there are interesting articles on everything healthy!
    Best wishes!
    P.S. Jane, can you see she gets this message! Thanks!
    1820 days ago
    I believe in each and everything you suggested and shared! And the way you put it was even better...like, "it's easier to say No once in the store than to say No over and over at home"! I believe this, but never said those words in my head...sure will in the future...a mantra to stop any dialog about why it's ok to buy it (it never is)! Awesome!
    Try something...give up one thing this week...yes!!!
    Thank you for your wisdom & encouragement...it's appreciated!
    Big Hugs,
    1820 days ago
    I would have to get my husband out of the house to get the goodies out. emoticon We have decided to find a lock box for the pantry where he can put things. It might drive me a little crazy, though! I am headed down next week to babysit my granddaughter for nearly three weeks and they have very little food in their house. That will help.

    Glad to hear your recovery is going so well. emoticon
    1820 days ago
    You are amazing Jane!! When I was with my sciatic back pain I wanted to use that as a good excuse to not do any exercise at all. BAD!!!! That was when I ate unhealthy and just thought of what I was going to eat next! BAD!!! Thank God I am out of that faze lucky for me having great sp friends. You all make me lift up my head and see there is alot of hope for me. It isjust breath taking seeing all that you have acomplished. Not only acomplished for you but for us all when we read your encouraging blogs.

    May every day that goes by be better and better for you with your knee surgery.

    Wishing you a great weekend my friend! emoticon
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    1820 days ago
    Wahoo on 100 degrees! That's awesome work. HUGS
    1820 days ago
    It is always uplifting to read your blogs, and to read about your fighting spirit!---

    It makes perfect sense to adhere to healthy exercise, and to eat healthy foods--

    My hands are beginning to feel pain from arthritis -- and I am wondering if those exercise "squeeze balls" are of any advantage -- or not. Anyone know if this is helpful for arthritic hands?--- Thank you!

    Happy Weekend--
    1820 days ago
    You are so right. My physical therapist told me "if you don't use it, you loose it" and she was so right. Doing squats and lunges, even though painful, has helped so much. I still don't like them, but I barely feel any pain.

    Good for you for making such great progress!
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    1820 days ago
    "Saying no once in the store is so much better than having to say no over and over at home." - So very wise, this really jumps out at me for sure. Thank you for your blogs, they are such a daily inspiration for me!!
    1820 days ago
    JUST DO IT!!
    1820 days ago
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