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Physical Therapy & Pain

We have been hit by a HUGE snow storm here and it’s wreaking havoc on my body.  My upper thighs are killing me and my hip joints hurt so bad.  I haven’t felt that in a while.  Schools are closed tomorrow and they have been telling us all day to stay off the roads.  I have the start of physical therapy tomorrow afternoon.  So I am going to call to see if they are open.  I really don’t want to drive in this mess.  It’s been snowing for over 24 hours.  My poor dog has no where to go potty.  And it’s just awful walking him outside in this weather.  The cold just goes right through me!!  I am hoping to get some help with the pain in my body via physical therapy.  I’ve wanted to try it for a while.  We shall see.

Has anyone tried physical therapy for their pain?  What did you have done and how did it work?

2 Bad Days in a Row & Warm Water Therapy

Well, yesterday was a REALLY bad day.  The pain has been building up.  The pain is in my thighs and arms.  It would not go away with any of the medications I have.  I have tried the Flexeril, Ibuprofen, Tramadol, and Vicodin.  Nothing is touching the pain.  It escalated to the point that I couldn’t even walk.

As a precaution I have all of my meds and a glass of water on my nightstand.  I have basket of all of my meds.  It’s kind of crazy, but I have to prepare for the worst.  And the worst happened yesterday.  The meds worked well enough to get me out of bed and up the stairs to eat breakfast and then up again at dinner time.  But I just had my breakfast and dinner held until I could get out of bed.

I am very fortunate to be living with my parents, who help me out a lot.  I try not to ask much of them.  But they are kind enough to take my dog out and feed him in the morning.  He’s an early riser and grandma takes him potty when she gets up for work.  Then he likes to go in with Papa and have his cuddle time in the morning.  It really helps me out.  I can’t get out of bed before ten on most days.  It’s not because I’m lazy, it’s because I am so very exhausted.

My mom and I are taking a class through a local medical facility.  It’s a warm water arthritis class.  It had to be okayed by our doctors.  I’m hoping it helps both of us out.  She had fibromyalgia too.  I am looking forward to it.  It starts tomorrow.  Then I got a script from my doctor to go for warm water physical therapy.  I found a place in town to go too.

All in all, these past 2 days have been really rough.  I am still in pain, but I was able to get out of bed and shower today.  That’s a huge thing, sometimes!  It takes a lot out of me to shower on bad days.