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NiNi53
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   Posted 7/2/2011 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue  This morning my daughter and I went to the clothes store not far from where we live and low and behold, I found a bathing suit.
 
I cannot tell you how very happy this makes me.  When I am in the water (pool at apart. complex) I feel no pain at all in my back.  This is one of the reasons I love summer so much, swimming , floating and just laying around in the water in general is so very freeing.
 
I can hold my 5 year old grandson while in the water, out of the water, forget it.  If I could find a way to stay in the water (perhaps, well I will have to think about)  I just love it, being pain free for hours at a time, its just to good to be true.
 
Anyway I wanted to share this wonderful experience, but I am falling asleep at the laptop so it is time for me to get into my bed.
 
Thanks for letting me share, hoping all are having low pain days, and many more to come.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

Chutz
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   Posted 7/2/2011 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
It sure makes me feel good to read your post tonight. Happy stories are uplifting. Thanks for sharing!

Chutz
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Daily Donnybrook: Fibromyalgia, Insulin Dependent Diabetes. Ulcerative Colitis, Rare form of Dermatitis, Collapsed Disk, Osteoarthritis (especially in right hand and neck) and a couple of other adjunct agitations.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 7/2/2011 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Water takes some of the weight off the spine, boyance (Sp?) helps...
but it is exercise and it can wear you out quickly...so limit the amount of
time your in the water and gradually increase it, as to not get overly
tired...
I'm glad it can be of help for you..
Some amazing things..
Water is one of the only subtances that can be a liquid, gas and a solid (ice)...
Gold can be a liquid and a solid and has a low melting point...
Hope the water can continue to be of help for you, well wishes...
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luckyflowers
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   Posted 7/2/2011 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Great story, thanks for sharing. It is so true, the water can do wonders.
Dx: Herniated disk in my neck C6-C7, Degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my neck, sciatica, RLS, migraines and post-op RNY gastric by pass and depression.

Meds: Oxy, Nucynta, percocet, norco, xanax(as needed), sinement, topamax, imitrex, and paxil

Personal: Single mom 43yrs old to three children- two girls 6 and 13 and my son 16yrs old. I work fulltime.

momtofourangels
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   Posted 7/2/2011 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing your uplifting story. I wish that we had a pool here at our complex. I don't know how to swim, but I love being in the water. I'm glad that it helps you Nini.

I hope you are having a low pain night.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

straydog
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   Posted 7/3/2011 2:34 AM (GMT -6)   
NiNi, I am with you and the swimming pool. I love being in the water and now that it is so hot if you are going to be outside it better be in a pool. I have a chair I sit in and many times I fall asleep because I get so relaxed in the water.

One winter I did water therapy every day after work. When I first started I could not balance on one foot in the water without falling, by the time I finished I could balance on one foot. We had an awesome instructor who had back surgery and she was great. I think water therapy is one of the best for me.
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flower123
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   Posted 7/3/2011 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so happy for you! I love to be in the pool, as I feel less pain when I'm floating, or even just walking around in the water! It's great for my back. I have to be careful though not to overdo it when I'm in there. I end up feeling like Superwoman and then can't move, lol.

But, it really is great to feel more normal!

Hugs,

Flower

NiNi53
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   Posted 7/3/2011 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks one and all for your responses.  You are absolutely right about not over doing it.  Yesterday I was so happy to be free from pain, I got carried away and stayed to long.
 
By the time evening came around I was so tired I could barely move, so from now on I will do the gradual thing, its to important to me to free that good, so I just have to take it slowly.
 
I am so fortunate, not only do we have a pool at our apart. complex, there is also an indoor pool about 3 miles up the road from us.  I intend on swimming in the fall and winter also.  This facility offers many different programs, arobics, senior citizens exercises, etc.  I will be there.
 
So here hoping all are having low pain day and days, as for me, I learned my lesson, I will go slowly today.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson
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