Excited! I found a great physio center

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   Posted 1/13/2012 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I start on monday !I thought I could do exercise on my own ,yet didnot realize how badly out of shape Iam,also I keep forgeting Ican now use my right arm !I did not  know such facilities like the physio center ,were even around !I took some advice from posts I read here.so true!!There is good and bad Physio therapist.It looks to me like I found a great place.Ialso am going to go with my neighbour to the gym .So hopefully in afew months Iwill be back in shape! that is if I stop eating so many sweets?I think trying to get off oxycontin from 80 to10 mg,Iwas always cold and wanted to eat sweet food?The next few months I hope to get into good shape,it was scarey I couldn't  lift acase of water,its funny I remember myself being fit ,and tend to forget I spend most of last year laying around in pain ,not able to move my arm ? healing is physical but also mental .I thank the posts that mentioned it takes time to heal,Its a lot longer process then I thought,Iam glad I found this physio center,can't wait till monday to start! takecare everyone

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 1/14/2012 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Thats great that you found a great PT center. 3 times a week is good so that you have a day in between appts.to regroup.

I went through 9 months of PT and it helped me. It was a long road.

March 30 I get a total knee replacement and Im looking forward to it.

Take Care
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

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   Posted 1/14/2012 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Sore that is wonderful news that you found this facility. Be prepared though when you first start PT you may be surprised at how it may aggravate some of your pain. Take it slow & easy so you don't have any setbacks. That is where many times people get sideways they try to do too many things at one tine thinking if they hurry things through they will heal quicker. Well, that is not true. For now I would start with the PT and maybe in a few weeks start with the gym. By that time your should have some better endurance than what you have now. Its great to have a plan but be reasonable on the time you are allowing yourself.

Sore almost 2 yrs ago I fell and broke my arm and was in a caste for 8 weeks. When the dr removed my caste 8 weeks later I nearly fell to the floor, why? My arm had severe atrophy from no use. The skin was so loose it just hung on my arm-now that happened in just 8 weeks. I had no strength in my arm nothing. I did go to PT and I also did PT at home. To this day I still have atrophy, not as bad as the beginning but its still there just the same. So, please heed what I am telling you here and take this all in stride so that you can get back to yourself without a lot setbacks and glitches. You already know what it was like to attempt starting off on your own. Youy have a great attitude about getting better and I really think you will.

Take care and keep us posted.
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   Posted 1/14/2012 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Sore!

Hey!…that sounds great!….and I have to agree with Straydog here big time!….don't look for a big improvement right away, and you might actually experience a pain increase for a bit. However please stick with it, and do not get discouraged especially if your progress is slow. It takes time! wink

We look forward to your progress reports!

Good Luck, and take care…and don't overdo it please!

SE wink
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