Played Pickelball twice this week

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Another UC wife
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   Posted 12/22/2007 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Well for the first time in a year he was able to play 3 games of pickelball on Wednesday and on Friday.  (Down sized version of tennis).  He was a bit shaky to start and rested in between games. (I was a nervous wreck...lol)   The temperatures are a bit cooler and not so hot which is a help too.  His buddies were all hugging him and so happy to see him show up and play and were all so attentive.  He had an awesome time.
 
He has been wanting to try to get out and get some exercise and finally felt it might be the time to try.  I have been telling him of different people on here and their exercise recommendations if and when he felt ready to give it a go.  He is feeling as though this is a real positive thing and is going to be a help and wish he started sooner.  Plus he won 2 games on Wed and one game on Friday with his partners and said everyone was playing their normal game and not playing down which he asked them to do.
 
So all in all this Chrismas is certainly upbeat in comparison to what it was last year.  May he be fortunate to have it continue for him for a good while.  We take it day by day and are appreciative of what we get.
 
Hope there are some "pickelball-type" events in alot of your lives out there soon!!!

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran  Zero mg prednisone   12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


quincy
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   Posted 12/22/2007 11:43 PM (GMT -7)   
awesome to hear your husband's pickelball games were a "hit"!! I've never heard of it..must do a search.

I hope he continues to feel well daily.

quincy
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
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Another UC wife
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   Posted 12/26/2007 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone - hope everyone had a nice Christmas holiday.  Christmas was ok -- he got through Monday and Tuesday fairly well. Today was a good day when he woke up.
 
He played pickelball again today.  I am reporting on this once again as he told me today after he came home that he really thinks the exercise is definitely making a difference.  Once he got home he had to go to the bathroom.
 
This is the 3rd time playing and afterwards it must shake things up in there as he is having full movements with minor pain and discomfort in comparison to his normal days when he doesn't exercise.
 
So there is something to this exercise thing that others have been reporting that they have resumed when they started to feel better.  His doctors have recommended he try to get out and exercise as well.  It is an effort, he is tired afterwards but it does appear that it is beneficial.
 
Fortunately for him he has this UC in some sort of partial remission which is enabling him for the first time to be able to get out there and exercise.  So for those of you who start to feel better and have some control exercise might help.  He still has moments at home or if we are out that he needs to get to a bathroom but not like before when he wasn't sure if he could make it or not.  Most times it is gas with  little or no stool but the urgency makes it that you can't take a chance and need that bathroom.

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran  Zero mg prednisone   12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


dakotagirl
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   Posted 12/27/2007 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Yahoo! Wonderful news :) I hope the blessings continue.
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