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   Posted 7/7/2009 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks,

Last week I pulled or tore a ligament in my shoulder doing water aerobics. The culprit, I always use the highest resistance barbells while in the water. Oh well.

Anyway, I continued going to the pool just swam with one arm. After taking the weekend off I tried that again. That did not work.

One of the trainers at the pool told me to stay home and rest. Now that is a big problem.

I hope I do not eat everything in this house over the next several days. I will try to complete one of my projects and, I will send out a query letter to a few agents.

I will also watch everything I like on Hulu and every movie I can get my hands on. After that I will drive my 17 year old daughter crazy.

By 3 PM tomorrow I expect that I will be out of my mind. What the heck, I will call my doctor.

BTW, I hurt.

Thanks for listening to my sharing.



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   Posted 7/7/2009 5:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Poor Donnaeil.  I see you are up in the middle of the night with pain too.  I'm up with shoulder and neck pain tonight.  I don't use the pool but have thought about it.  I live in a condo complex and we have a pool that I have never use.  I over did my work out at the gym today and paying the price now.  Will we ever learn not to over do stuff?  I'm going to fill the tub with very warm water and soak for a while.  I have to get up at 7:00 for dentist appointment.  YUK!
Good night and I hope you feel better later in the morning.
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   Posted 7/7/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I understand. For 3 weeks now I have been in physical therapy for my knees's. I unable to excersice and the food is always calling me. I went in our pool yesterday and couldn't even swim. I'think pulling something in your shoulder is painful. You should rest it, we do like to push it though don't we. Thus Therapy for my knees.
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   Posted 7/7/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like we have a few on the bench due to injuries. See this is why I don't exercise. devil Just joking I hope you all get better soon.
My 7 yr old granddaughter and I are going to get some 3-D sidewalk chalk today to play with Donnaeil want to come play with us???
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   Posted 7/7/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Donnaeil, I pulled a muscle in my upper arm by pulling heavy luggage and the pain kept me awake or would wake me up.  I got a gentle massage and the MT worked on that arm and it is so much better.  Is there a way you could get a gentle massage for that shoulder?  It might really help you.
I'm sorry  you are feeling badly.  I know what you mean about the food, too.  I can be extremely busy and it still calls my name.  smilewinkgrin    Hopefully, you will be feeling better soon.
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   Posted 7/7/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Ugghh.... You do all the "right" things to try to take care of yourself and it still comes back to bite you in the hiney!!  eyes
I'm so sorry this happened to you.  I know you work really hard to stay active.  Hopefully, this will heal quickly. 
I too know what you mean about the food.  I am the world's worst "food self-medicator." 
Hope you feel better and can get back in the pool soon!
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   Posted 7/7/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I guess I get to work on my walking or some other type of at home exercise. Another option is to just do legs only in the pool but I keep using my arms, which I cannot.

I went the the ER this afternoon and had xrays and an exam. No broken bones but I sprained stuff in my shoulder and maybe my arm.

This means 3 - 6 weeks of immobility. Yuch. At least the weather is great and I can go sight seeing.

The good news, Vicodin, A small amount but it helps. I was in too much pain. So, I go for a follow-up on Friday and will keep resting.

Gee, isn't it interesting. We have fibro and we get sports or other injuries due to moving around and working. lol

Thank you as usual for the support. I really appreciate it. And Marlee, no excuses.

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   Posted 7/7/2009 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Donnaeil, I'm so sorry to hear about your injury.  I always admire you because you work out so well.  I wish I had that much "get up and go".  
I too have the food problem.  I've been off from work for one month of summer vacation and I won't even weigh.  It seems like the food is calling my name.  I went to the grocery yesterday and didn't buy any fattening snacks.  Just fruit and veggies.  Now I'm just dying for a bag of chips. 
Hope you feel better soon!
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