I love my new home traction

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   Posted 10/16/2009 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
ok, so I know we all have tried so many things & after a while just become jaded about anything new. I'm right there with you all.

but I just had to share that my PM got me set up with a home traction unit & I just love it. It is so ridiculously painful when I am doing it that it's not even funny. It feels like my back has developed a migraine -- throbbing pain, misery .... but then I wake up in the morning & for once in I don't know how long I can actually move when the alarm clock goes off. I don't need to try to stretch and do crunches & put ice, heat, numbing cream, and such on or take 2 doses of pain meds just to roll out of bed in the morning. I am so happy! :)
who would have thought that some stupid little plastic device hooked up to a bicycle pump would be what actually would help me?! not I.

anyways, I just wanted to share the good news, mainly & also let others know that these things exist. I thought that a home traction would be the same huge bed that was in my napropath's office, but it is like 5 pounds (tops) and is super easy to use & just sits on my floor [mostly because I'm too lazy to pack it up in its wheeled case every time].

ok, well enough about my happiness. i hope you all are doing well & that the cold weather isn't giving you all a hard time.

blessings & sweet dreams,

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 10/17/2009 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great news, Frances! Patience and openness to new things can pay off!



White Beard
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   Posted 10/19/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that is Great! yeah   If you have got something that can actually help you, and makes you feel better, then that is definitely a big big plus!!! It is nice to have post like yours here!
Thanks for sharing the Good News!
White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--   DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in  Sep 2009,  C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

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