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11/8/17 3:27 P

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Currently, I am in my 2nd to 3rd month of physical therapy for my back. I was getting awakened with pain, and decided to see the dr. to try to curtail the pain, and nip the situation in the bud. I am sleeping better, on less medication, exercising, losing weight, and my pain is less.

Deborah

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." -Lance Armstrong
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LUNADRAGON's Photo LUNADRAGON Posts: 2,427
4/21/14 9:21 A

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Glad to hear of your progress Cynthia, Keep on healing! I have followed your progress on FB.
It has been a crazy few months, with my husband falling and breaking his humerus on top of everything else in January., and I have just been spending most of my time with him and very little time online.

Me - I had an ER scare a few weeks ago, they thought it was a TIA as I had memory loss - couldn't remember the year, what car, make, model, year we were purchasing, my bosses' names, or what my medication is for. I was also texting gibberish to my husband.
Meanwhile I have had blood tests for Lyme, cat scan, MRI, and having an EEG this Weds. Guess most of my spare time has been jumping back and forth from Dr's.
Have a good week everyone.
Deborah

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." -Lance Armstrong
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3/11/14 7:35 A

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I am now almost 7 weeks post surgery. I've made great gains in regaining my flexibility and ROM. I just started the intense phase of PT which will last for 6 weeks. This is where the real pain begins. I am no longer wearing a sling and am in the process of learning what motions hurt badly and trying to find alternative ways of doing things so that it doesn't hurt so much.


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2/20/14 1:51 P

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hello Deb and other ladies/men here. I am now 4 weeks post total shoulder replacement. I'm still in a sling for two more weeks and am only allowed passive motion (someone else moving my arm)....after 6 weeks is up, there will be 6 weeks or intense PT to regain all strength and mobility.
I've been very dependent on my daughter as far as doing exercises , getting dressed, getting showered and grooming. She has been a wonderful blessing.
My inpatient experience was very positive except for one moronic physical therapist who grabbed my arm the day after surgery and tried to jerk it up over my head. I screamed in pain and told her in no uncertain terms not to ever touch me again.
This surgery has been touted to be the most painful surgery with the longest recovery of all surgeries. Because of that I was very scared....and since itwas no where near as miserable as my imagiination made it, I have been dealing with pain fairly easily. My hip doc told me "Don't worry about the pain....you are a trooper and you will be fine." I guess he was right. There was one night early on at home when I was in very bad pain at night and I went into my daughter's room crying....she fixed up an ice pack and gave me a massage on my neck (which was hurting because of wearing the sling) and soon I went back to sleep.
Tomorrow I resume my Actemra infusions so hopefully that will give me some more relief.
Hope all of you are well....Deb I see you've been pretty quiet on FB....I hope no news is good new. Blessings to you sweet friend.

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11/18/13 9:51 A

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Hello fellow PSWB,
At this point in time, I am past Two years since my three surgeries in 2009. It is hard to believe. It has taken this long for me to feel better and more "normal" in many ways. Yet this year I have had to deal with my husband's surgery, and multiple traumatic events that happened to him. Even as caregivers, we deal with Post-Surgery trauma ourselves and need to watch the emotional eating.
Deborah

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." -Lance Armstrong
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"One tiny little thing can spark an idea. Inspiration can come from anywhere." from a magazine.


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LUNADRAGON's Photo LUNADRAGON Posts: 2,427
11/18/13 9:38 A

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Hello my friends, I know we are all at various stages of being Post-surgery. This thread is for you to share how you are doing right now, wherever you are on that journey.
Blessings,
Deborah
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"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." -Lance Armstrong
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