- Aug 20, 2015
- DX FIBRO
Cheryl Ann, I try to walk and move when I can but I haven't noticed any difference. From everything I've read, it sounds like I should feel a difference. Do you really feel less pain when you exercise? physical therapy in a pool sounds so nice, I love the water but haven't been in a pool in ages.
I know that is what they say and I cannot tell unless I am in the pool. Exercise on land hurts me more than in the water but if I can't hardly walk, I try to walk or just stand for a little around my carpeted livingroom. I still hurt but it does seem to loosen up a little. I'm thinking of the last time I was hurting really bad. My foot and ankle were extremely swollen and trying to stand up straight hurt so I held onto a chair and tried to stand a little bit taller over a period of 2 minutes, maybe? I was able to stand up pretty straight I guess, just a little stoop but that was all I could take. Had to lay back down after that. Walking exercise at that time was trying to make it to the bathroom in time.
I believe the idea is to keep things from becoming cemented in one position?
I was thinking its never too late for you to start exercising in the pool. :razz: I went today. When I got up this morning I thought, "Oh poo! Its starting again." The last few days I've been getting more and more trigger points that hurt and they don't go away, nor do they hover around a pain level of 2 anymore. For 3 weeks I had that luxury; feeling "normal" bc of the steroid shot I was given to get the inflammation to stop. I had to get it bc it was starting to affect my breathing and swallowing when the flare up went to my jaw joints. It doesn't make sense to me that a flare up in my jaw joints would affect my breathing but for some reason, when I breathed in deeply, it hurt.
Anyway, I took a detour there. lol I hurt this morning more than yesterday morning and after the pool, those 3 pains are gone mostly gone and I only have 2 new ones. lol LIFE! How could we know where we would be today? Only God, so why? So we can help solve this disease by sharing our experiences with each other and with our doctors and nurses.