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Here goes another month...

Monday, April 02, 2012

Spring is in the air...and I am depressed. I want to be outside gardening and being active, getting fit and healthy. I went back to the doctor last week after an MRI on Monday and have another herniated disc in my neck. I continue to have pain and nerve tingling and numbness in my arms and shoulder and pain in my chest. Due to my previous surgery they are not recommending another one due to the location so will try to get me a steroid injection and see if that helps. runnign is out as the jarring gives me pain as do many other exercises and I am gaining weight again. Picking up by granddaughter probably does not help but I can't tell her no when she lifts her arms to me and wants to snuggle. This getting old stuff is for the birds!!! Trying to find a way to meet my goals and now my work is implementing new measures for our health insurance costs and just seems like there is no good news for me. I refuse to give up but sometimes feel like what is the use as seems like every way I turn is a dead end.

I hate being so negative so if anyone has any ideas for me I am open to listen. Thanks my Spark buddies!!!
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  • WALLAHALLA
    I had to get really creative at times after my surgery. I am still not fully recovered, and can't do everything that I would like. Patience is a virtue, but not mine! I don't do anything high impact. Don't know if you have access to a gym, but recumbent bikes are much more comfortable, and give adequate support to the back, shoulders, and neck, whereas an upright bike does not. I have spent a LOT of time looking through the sp strength training exercises to find ones I could do. Put together a circuit of several of those, and it will give you a cardio workout similiar to curves. Hang it there. Things will get better.
    3360 days ago
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