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I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:06 am

I just had my second session of physio. OMG! It is really painful. It is not so bad doing the exercises. About an hour after my whole body aches, but it is worse from my fingers up my arm, across my back, down the other arm to the fingers. I was not prepared fir that....pain in my injured arm and hand, yes. The rest was a painful surprise.

I’m still months from playing my mandolin or riding my motorcycle again.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:33 am

Doc Dan wrote:
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I just had my second session of physio. OMG! It is really painful. It is not so bad doing the exercises. About an hour after my whole body aches, but it is worse from my fingers up my arm, across my back, down the other arm to the fingers. I was not prepared fir that....pain in my injured arm and hand, yes. The rest was a painful surprise.

I’m still months from playing my mandolin or riding my motorcycle again.
Been There!! Done That DOC!! In the past 5 years I've had 3 knee replacements ( one went bad in 4 years), a shoulder replacement, a hernia operation and corrective surgery on my left foot with the right foot coming up shortly. I once thought those physical therapists were sent by the CIA to extract information from me :eek: :rolleyes: Needless to say I've learned the Webster's definition of "pain" :o
No I'm here to tell you that growing old is truly an endurance sport :D

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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:00 am

Yeah, at my age getting over something like this is no joke.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby James Y » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:00 am

Wishing you all the best in your recovery, Doc Dan. I wonder if it’s your brachial nerve that is being affected(?).

I’ve never been through that much PT. A hernia operation last year was the only surgery I’ve had in 30 years. It was the same hernia that was operated on when I was a toddler, back in the mid-1960s. This time they did a laparoscopic surgery. If the fix this time holds as long as the first one did, I should be set for life, at least on that hernia. The only other non-hernia surgery I’ve had was to remove my wisdom teeth in ‘88.

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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Jazz » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:42 pm

Hang in there brother. You’ll come out on the other end stronger.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:49 pm

That’s the hope. The doc says I may never have full range of motion, but I am hopeful that I will.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby bearrowland » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:44 pm

I'm learning that getting old isn't for the meek, especially if you're injured. At 52, I'm not even in the running yet!
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby bearrowland » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:45 pm

Doc, all of the best to you and you're in our prayers sir!
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby James Y » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:52 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
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That’s the hope. The doc says I may never have full range of motion, but I am hopeful that I will.
Always maintain the *expectation* that you will. There are instances I know of where doctors have told patients they would never be able to do _____ again, (or most likely never will); and in several instances, the patients, through self-determination, have proven them wrong.

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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Bloke » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:50 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:00 am
Yeah, at my age getting over something like this is no joke.
Good Luck with it all Doc.

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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:36 pm

Thank, you all.

I am already doing better than expected, so that is encouraging.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby z4vdBt » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:18 am

Hoping it gets easier with the healing.

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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby ChrisinHove » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:06 am

Keep at it, Doc!
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:38 am

Thanks. Going to take a day off from my exercises as my arm is really painful. Buy, I am getting stronger.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby The Mastiff » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:36 pm

Remember to ice it Doc. It's good for inflammation.

My last rehab was on a shoulder rebuild and the therapist was a beautiful blonde. Man did she work me over hard! :) The more pain she put me through the more I was finding her attractive. :o That messed with me worse than the pain did. :D

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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Bloke » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:19 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:36 pm
doing better than expected
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:31 am

Hahahahaha! You caught me.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:33 am

The Mastiff wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Remember to ice it Doc. It's good for inflammation.

My last rehab was on a shoulder rebuild and the therapist was a beautiful blonde. Man did she work me over hard! :) The more pain she put me through the more I was finding her attractive. :o That messed with me worse than the pain did. :D

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Hahahaha! That’s more information than I needed to know :D :D :D .

My therapist is really good looking so it helps.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby JuPaul » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:40 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:49 pm
That’s the hope. The doc says I may never have full range of motion, but I am hopeful that I will.
Doing all the PT (and more) is the key. My husband had surgery for really advanced tendonitis in his elbow last year and docs told him not to expect full recovery. But he went nuts doing all the PT exercises and stretches and is now almost back to normal. Even his doc was surprised at his recovery. You can do it!
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:59 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:40 pm
Doc Dan wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:49 pm
That’s the hope. The doc says I may never have full range of motion, but I am hopeful that I will.
Doing all the PT (and more) is the key. My husband had surgery for really advanced tendonitis in his elbow last year and docs told him not to expect full recovery. But he went nuts doing all the PT exercises and stretches and is now almost back to normal. Even his doc was surprised at his recovery. You can do it!
Thanks! My physiotherapist was surprised yesterday at how much I had improved. I am encouraged.
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