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Third visit of physical therapy

Jun 21, 2016 5:34 PM

So therapy today was challenge . And I've been exhausted all day. Had a moment during therapy where I lost all muscle control and basically was floating freely around the pool unable to correct myself. The therapist had to pull me back into position. Which was odd for since I've never totally loss all control, well except for the times when I fall on dry land. So he pretty much ordered a long rest period which means therapy tomorrow for me. I suppose I should be happy because therapy is so hard especially afterwards. He said I'm working to hard.. I'm like really how can u try to hard to get your life back.. . Oh well..thanks for letting me vent.

Jun 21, 2016 6:29 PM

How are u finding the therapy? I'm waiting for a diagnosis and hoping I'll be referred to something to help me get my life back !:( I'm too afraid to try swimming or yoga myself encase I make my symptoms worse and most days I'm in too much pain and too tired to even think about trying anything.

Jun 21, 2016 6:32 PM

K1994..it's hard that's for sure. And I would not have attempted swimming either. on my own. My dr referred me due to my balance problem. Some of my symptoms have gotten worse since therapy which is why he took one day of regime. To give my body time to heal. Before thr next session.

Jun 21, 2016 7:01 PM

I'm hoping the rheumatologist is going to diagnose me and offer some advice, I've gone from working full time going to the gym 4/5 times a week to not being able to walk up the stairs some days and so tired! I hope the therapy helps you x

Jun 22, 2016 2:01 AM

I don't know what you're going through. All I can say, is when I did physical therapy (once a week, had a therapy session after on ways to cope, and what else to do with sleep, nuttition, mindfullness, breathing, etc), it knocked me out for a couple days afterward. I never did anything in the water, but losing control of my body is terrifying, even when it gets normal. I hope it gets easier in time!

Jun 22, 2016 9:05 AM

Newfibrogirl, that must have been scary. I think your therapist was saying you are working so hard you're causing muscle fatigue. I understand wanting to regain your body condition, but if you push to fatigue it's like "one step forward-two steps back". I've done that myself and they sowed me down. Remember what you and everyone was telling me when I started walking the treadmill again; slow & steady. I'm still going slow & steady on the treadmill; 1.7 mph, 15-30 minutes at a time. My knee sprained brought it to a screeching halt! I've been tempted to try and walk again, but my brain keeps saying, "if you do and it's not totally healed you'll have to rest longer, or could end up worse...be patient.". Darn brain! Lol. I'm sure your doc will order additional therapy if they see you're improving but need more, so don't try to get to your goal all at once. Don't overdo it and set yourself back. 🐒(((Hugs))) & prayers, you will get there! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jun 22, 2016 9:12 AM

Thank you flappys and everyone. I am so excited to get my conditioning back. But I will sloe down and allow my.bidy to heal. I don't want to have anymore setbacks

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