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You woke up, now go back to sleep NOW!

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,856
This just serves as a reminder to me and hopefully to many others out there.

You can read my story using my profile, its too long to get into here. I've been feeling pretty good lately.
I have been able to put in 20-25 hours at work at the Wine Shop. I have been able to go up/down ladders without
too much trouble. And that is big for me, because after my left hip was replaced, my balance has not been that good.
I walk like a drunk many times.

I am doing more at the pool recently to build up endurance (forget about strength, that stopped about a decade and half ago)
All that is working. My technician has me working on some paddles #$@!#!$$$$ Buzzz, Snsp, Snip Roff, Rough and more.....While those exercises are suppose to help me and just using it in the water makes it easier. BUT, after a couple of days doing that.... my Upper back/thoracic discs started their own little dance. So for a short time, I know how to control this, I will be laying on tennis balls, using my foam roller, spend more time with the essential oils.

So, right now, the only thing I want is for the beast to go back to sleep... I didnt invite him this time, but then again, we never invite the beast. Maybe I should slip the beast an ambien!

Best part of this, is that I know in 4 days, I will be back to my normal self, whatever that translates into.

Moral of the story: Its never to early, nor too late, or to innocent or whatever to do something that is going to awaken
that sleeping beast no matter how matter years post op you may be.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com


  • charlie6017charlie6017 Posts: 412
    edited 03/23/2013 - 9:31 AM
    You got it. Very glad that you are doing well for the most part. Last time I was here, I *think* you were preparing for the hip replacement.

    I agree that over time, we start to learn what works and what doesn't work as we adjust to the chronic pain. Of course life tosses us a curve-ball much like you are experiencing.

    Hopefully you are finding some much needed relief!

  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    left me with a beast that is a new breed and just won't leave!
    I'm trying for a "pain pump" maybe that will tame the basturd down.
    Or this may just be a new ball game. That I'll have to learn to live with and accept.
    I'm hoping that you can get him to go back to sleep!
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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