Having Home PT and OT next week

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Lindaloo
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   Posted 9/4/2011 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to my pain dr two weeks ago and had a heart to heart.  Told her I cannot function outside my home without a wheelchair and that I literally am confined to my home most of the time.  I have a hard time walking, not to mention the pain that I am always in and it has gotten worse.  I told her there was no way I could make it to PT outside of the home as I do not drive and my husband can move no better than I can.  So she ordered home physical and occupational therapy for me.  I had the evaluations last week.
 
I am going to have them come out a combination of four times a week to start.  They will work with me with excercises to build my core and help with my endurance.  I am not looking forward to the pain, but I hope I get some positive results.
 
I you could, keep a positive thought for me, as I need all the help I can get.  I wouldn't mind a prayer or two either.
 
Thank you my friends, for all your kind support.  You are a wonderful group.
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Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda

CRPSpatient
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   Posted 9/5/2011 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
As many positive thoughts as I can muster Linda - all the very best.

Laura
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.

straydog
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   Posted 9/5/2011 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Linda, I think that is awesome that your dr was able to arrange home PT. A lot of people think PT doesn't help but if you have a good physical therapist, yes it can be very helpful. I have done a lot of PT over the years and probably only had maybe two therapists that were not all that great.

The very worst was when I fell and broke my arm two years ago. I did not have the same therapist every time I went and spent most of my time explaining what I had done with the other one and I did end up getting fed up and quit going. Instead I did my own PT at home with all of the instruction sheets they gave me plus what the orthopedic gave me. I think its important that we get the same therapist every time we go because they know what we are doing and everyone is one the same page.

Please let us know how this works out for you.
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 9/5/2011 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Linda It's good to hear that you're getting PT and OT at home. I wish you good luck. I'm sending you all the positive thoughts and prayers that I can.

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

Lindaloo
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   Posted 9/5/2011 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, my daughter knows this therapist that is going to work with me. It's why I chose the home care that I did. I will probably finally get to meet her tomorrow.

Thanks for all the positive feedback, friends.

Lindaloo
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Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda

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   Posted 9/6/2011 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Linda!!! Sorry I haven't been around for any support! I will be sending prayers & goody thoughts to you & Mario!!! You hang in there and Good luck w/ the theropy!!!
Love Ya!!!!!!!
Pete
When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!
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