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physical therapy tomorrow

Oct 04, 2015 8:47 PM

So, I'm excited and nervous that I'm starting physical therapy tomorrow. Just in the year since I've been diagnosed with fibro, I've seen my mobility and strength just plummet. I know part of it was just being depressed, but I'm so hopeful that this will help alleviate at least some of my mobility problems. With winter on it's way, I'm glad I'll have someone who can help push me physically to do what I can. As a bonus, I'm hoping this physical therapist will vouch for me with social security that I really am not capable of holding a job.

Is there anyone else looking forward to something this week or this month?

I love October. 😀 it's my birth month and it seems like God always gives me reason to thank Him throughout this month. I'll be 28 on the 22nd and my husband will be 30 on the 30th. Big family time and beautiful trees changing colors. Sigh. I know so many of you are struggling so hard right now. I pray that God gives each of you something to look forward to, something to hope for, and some peace of mind... even if our bodies are falling to pieces.

Oct 04, 2015 9:29 PM

Kittypain, I hope and pray that the physical therapy gives you the much needed relief of your pain and also helps you to become more mobile. You have such a kind and warm spirit and I am happy that you have joined our family community. This November I will be 50 years old. In the last 22 years my health has declined and so has my mobility. I look forward to going to visit my best friend in the world sometime next week. It's a 3+ hour drive and she has a log cabin in the mountains in Massachusetts and had horses. That is how we met. When I am around horses they take me to a place of peace and solice. They are truly a part of my soul. I was never happier in my life as when I had my 2 horses. Now I look forward to coming here and checking in on all my peeps and seeing who needs a shoulder or an ear. If I can make one person feel better then it makes me feel better. I will be praying for you that you have an encouraging start to your physical therapy. Sending you gentle {{{{Hugs}}}} and my best wishes. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Oct 04, 2015 9:51 PM

I'm hoping for physical therapy myself. My surgeon said I didn't need it after 2 surgeries I'm two weeks, but didn't know different and nobody to ask. My upcoming consult with neurosurgeon might get me that I'm hoping

Oct 04, 2015 11:30 PM

Hi Chico I too have back problems similar to yours. I'm 39 and have not had surgery yet. I'm doing my second round of physical therapy in 5 yrs. it really helped pain in my lower back from herniated disc and it's nice to stretch and get core strengthening exercises. I go again on Wednesday. I also have kyphosis in my upper spine and another herniated disc at c6 and diagnosed DDD as well. I know I need to exercise more. So I am starting with the pt exercises, everyday if I can! I'd recommend physical therapy for some home exercises if you can. :-)

Oct 04, 2015 11:53 PM

Kittypain, I oppose you will have positive results through the PT. I'm going to see my Ortho on the 19th to ask for additional PT & OT. He had me in some for strength and balance training. Mayo wants me to do a 3 wk course with them but I just don't think I can afford to go. I hope you and your hubby have a very blessed birthday. I'll be 54 in November myself. I'm so weak and getting weaker each day. I can't even make the whipped topping come out of the spray can! I'm hoping and praying the doc agrees to do more. Good luck to you, and everyone else doing PT/OT. And may everyone have a blessed week! 🙏🌼

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