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  • I did and thought it was so strange since I needed to be up and walking. Taking a muscle relaxer throughout the day and one perc at night to help me sleep. Mentioned it to PA last Thursday at last visit before work release. Mentioned it and she suggested takinga magnesium supplement (equivalent to eating a banana a day). What a HUGE difference. So much better.
  • Well, walked and sat tooooo long yesterday in the car and on a bench on the boardwalk
    CAPE MAY NJ was gorgeous yesterday, just looking at the sun glistenung on the ocean waves makes one forget evetything.

    Then i said to my husband " uh oh, my butt is killing me"
    Time to get off of the boardwalk bench!...... this cute 90 year old man said " can i help you get up"?
    Ayyyyyy, he was doing so.much better than me and i am 30 years younger than he.

    So he and my husband and a few other elderly people watch me struggle to rise off of the bench.

    It felt like tight muscle butt pain and with some walking, i DID loosen up eventually
    But still paying for the lovely Sunday trip to Cape May today.....

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  • Just went to Cape May a few weeks ago, probably sat on the same bench as you watching the waves. Love Cape May!!! Glad you were able to loosen up after walking a bit. Talking about the 90 yr old offering his help, last year we spent the winter in FL and my back and sciatic was at its worst, I was in agony. I remember watching 90 year olds power walking and biking circles around me. At that time, I made the decision to get surgery. Dawned on me, I wasn't really participating in life. I hope to keep up with the seniors this winter!!
    PLIF fusion L4-L5 and Decompression July 31
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