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   Posted 7/4/2010 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   
 I've just finished my 4th week of physical therapy again and I have made a 40 degree improvement when the therapist measured my arm movement. Yeah me! While this is a great step it has caused a lot more pain. I've been terribly miserable since my therapy on Fri. and even with the patch on the break through meds aren't helping much. I only have one more visit until I see the doctor about the possible spinal unit.  Anyway, I just wanted to wish each of you a wonderful 4th of July and hope that you have a good day. Hugs to each of you.
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, bilaterial knee replacements, total left shoulder replacement, years of chronic headaches and chronic pain, asthma.
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   Posted 7/4/2010 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Nurse2 I find this to be a positive thing for you and I am so happy for you. Perhaps over time the more movement you can get the better. I am sorry the pain is so high still. Now, if you can get that pain level down somewhat that would be wonderful. Have a great 4th.

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   Posted 7/4/2010 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like the title of your thread is very appropriate. I'm glad you're getting more movement but sorry that your meds aren't helping much with the pain.

I hope you have a good holiday, too.


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   Posted 7/4/2010 1:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey nurse2 , yeah it is a bummer when progress means pain ? Hopefully its a temporary situation for you , I hope you get your spinal unit , if thats what you want . Why can't there just be a pill for every condition ? No surgery , no risk just relief ,good luck friend . Mikel

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   Posted 7/4/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
   Dear Nurse 2,
    I am very glad to hear from you. Even better, to hear you are making progress with physical therapy is fantastic news! Keep up the good work!
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   Posted 7/4/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi nurse2,

Congratulations! Wow! A 40 degree improvement is fantastic! Are you doing PT on land or in the water? After my 3rd shoulder surgery I started my PT with aqua therapy & I really liked it. It was much more gentle, yet it did the job of increasing my ROM. I wish I had started off that way with my 2 previous surgeries, but the PT places that I went to prior didn't have that option.

Keep up the good work!


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   Posted 7/4/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with the others, congrats on getting motion back, that is a good thing, but sorry your in pain from it...
Maybe as you get more motion the pain will get better...sometimes it's easy to get stuck in a rut, but keep up with
the PT and will hope the pain eases up soon...
healing hugz
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