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   Posted 8/25/2011 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, my HW friends...I hope that anyone's Chronic Pain has eased up & hoping y'all are doing well. I know I mentioned awhile ago about starting the "Biofeedback Physical Therapy" for my Pelvic & Bladder Trauma + Dysfunction. I was supposed to start 2-months ago but the Therapist that my Doctor had referred me to was first gone on vacation till July 25th. I had left her a couple messages before she was back explaining that my Urogynecologist wanted me going everyday for at least 3-6 months. She got back, changed her voice-mail that she wasn't on Vacation anymore. She never returned my call, so I then called everyday leaving very nice messages for a week. She never returned my calls & then I phooned like 2-days after that & her message said she was out till the last week in August...Ugh!

By this point I was really getting discouraged. By this time I was supposed to of had a follow-up with my Uro Dr. to see how I was doing with my therapy. I canceled my appt. with them last week since I had not made any progress by then. I then emailed his Nurse & explained what was going on & did she have anyone else to refer me too. She immediately mailed me a long list of Biofeedback therapists. Turned out that just a couple minutes away from where I live, there is a place that is qualified in this particularly field.

So, tomorrow morning is my first appt. I am kind of nervous & not looking forward to electrodes put in vagina & rectum. Hopefully I won't have to have it in the rectum since I have a stoma...

Thanx for letting me vent & listening. Will post tomorrow to let you know how it goes...Lol
Your Healingwell Friend,

Loop ileostomy May 2011, Pelvic & Bladder Trauma & Dysfunction caused by carrying & giving birth 7-times, severe I.B.S. since infant, Colon tore thru Vaginal Wall & then together the Colon & Bladder fell out of my body thru vagina...Causing much destruction to my insides...

Bipolar 2, BPD, Panic-Anxiety Disorder, Ptsd

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   Posted 8/25/2011 6:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Serenitee,

A different situation, but I have used biofeedback for regaining muscle strength and movement after surgery. It did help - I all but lost the function of my VMO (one of the quadriceps) after my knee surgery, which created a lot of patella tracking problems, a lot of pain and was leading me towards more surgery. A biofeedback-trained physio taught me how to use it to control just my VMO to be able to exercise that muscle.

All the best with your appointment :)

*gentle hugs*

CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Midodrine, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.

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   Posted 8/25/2011 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you very much Laura. I did use them years ago after my 4-knee surgeries. I guess I just can't imagine having it put in those locations...Lol Will post in a couple hours at how the first appt. goes.


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   Posted 8/26/2011 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm in a situation where my rectal muscles will all of a sudden clench,not let go and then it sends my legs into uncontrolled spasms until the muscles let go.I used a bio-feedback machine with a rectal plug that beeped louder as the muscles started to go into clench mode.As I shuffled around during the day,I wore a earplug so only I could hear the beeps,the idea being that it would warn me to get off my feet and relax before I get to the mega-painful spasm phase.I wore it a couple days a week for about a year and a half or until I could recognize the warning signs without the machine.
Serenitee....I hope you can find a good steady therapist to help you because I know I hated to have to explain my situation to different therapists all the time like I did with the first clinic I tried.The 2nd clinic I tried hooked me up with the same therapist every visit and enough progress was made so I don't need their services anymore.Take care and God bless...........Rod.

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   Posted 8/26/2011 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   

A doctor once suggested pelvic floor physical therapy for me, but I was too freaked out by the idea to actually do it. Hope your first appointment went well.
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