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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 6/27/2010 11:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I talked to my doctor about what to help me with my recent flare ups that took all I had just to get up. He got my insurance to cover pool therapy for me. I start today. I love the water, and known growing up as a fish lol. I also found out that after approval from the instructor, they will let you practice your pool therapy and swim on your own. So should I just forget to tell my instructor that I used to be a assistant lifegaurd and just dive in shallow water when he first meets me? LOL I'm so lookin forward to tomarrow!
 
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crazykitty
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   Posted 6/28/2010 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Smurfy, It is great that your insurance will cover pool therapy and even better
that you love water! The therapy will be fun, relaxing and thareaputic, Sounds like
a win, win situation. Enjoy!

hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
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Acheybody
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   Posted 6/28/2010 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Have fun! When I was a kid, the pool was my Nirvana too.
  Achey 
 
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damouthy1
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   Posted 6/28/2010 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Smurfy, My doctor has been wanting me to try this. My thoughts are I am afraid I will get relief while in the pool and just go back to hurting when I get out. I wonder if it eventually will produce long term relief. Please keep us posted because I am very curious about this. I am not a huge fan of pools, don't hate them but not my favorite thing to do. So without any long term help I probably won't do aqua therapy. Take care and I hope it helps with your pain!
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon
 
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MsBunky
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   Posted 6/28/2010 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Smurfy, I am so happy to hear your insurance is going to cover going to the pool for you. I have been doing AquaFit for about 2 months now and wow, can I ever feel a difference!!!

I just do the regular workout, not the deep water workout, but it's great. We have a salt water pool at the Rec centre near my house, so my girlfriend and I go together (she has no health issues). The first day I participated, I knew I was going to love it. The instructors give great direction on the moves and the music is always fun, so before you know it, a whole workout has gone by.

I try to push myself a little bit more each time, but not so much that I'm causing myself permanent damage. If the instructor is demonstrating a particular move, and I can't physically do it, I just jog in place in the water and keep my arms moving as well, just to keep the momentum up.

I hope that you will find the same kind of relief and freedom in the water as I have. In addition to being fun, it's been beneficial for me in so many ways - including weight loss! I"m down a total of 35lbs since January.

Have fun Smurfy!!

hugs,
Pam
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Sherrine
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   Posted 6/28/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
This is wonderful, Smurfy!  It feels so good to be able to move with ease in the water.  You should get some strength and energy back, too.  I'm glad your insurance covers this.
 
Sherrine
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 6/28/2010 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Smurfy, I just love papa smurf!!!    You gave me a great idea as I have to go to therapy but there is a water therapy just up the street from the regular therapy place.  Please keep us updated.
 
Mrs Bunky, so glad that water therapy has worked for you!!
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 6/28/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Pool therapy was great today. Nice warm pool heated to like 90 degrees. The thing I liked better about the pool is it seems easier to work out than on the equipment, but then again your body is lighter in water. They had me do reps of ten in various stretches. I also did a sad two laps of swiming on my own time before I started to hurt. As for hurting after the pool, I hurt some, but not as much. If this becomes a regular thing, I could see how it would improve my health.
 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days

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