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For My Mother



  • Yes i believe the pain started while she was doing PT.  She said everytime she did PT she would definitely be sore after.  They told her they can't do anything while she's in so much pain.  She was going to do aquatic water therapy to strengthen her muscles but she hasn't had the chance yet because she's so weak she can't hardly walk around. I can't believe she was doing so much better and then all of a sudden it's worse than before. Does that sound normal?  
  • Hi Megan

    I did what is classed as dry land physio then hydrotherapy was introduced.  I cannot express how beneficial hydrotherapy was.  It felt like the world lifted when I got into the pool.  When I did one certain exercise it was such a wonderful relief that my Ahhh's and owww's made everybody in the pool and the therapist laugh.  I had suffered SO much compression in my lumbar area, the relief was quite overwhelming and unbelievable.  When your Mum is stronger, I would definitely recommend it but it is very tiring and I had shaky legs on a few ocassions when leaving the pool.  My sweet loving daughter came with me for the first 3 sessions and helped me to get showered and changed afterwards.

    Your Mum's condition does sound like there has been a big change and when I had flare ups, it could be quite extreme.  However I would recommend a follow up with her surgeon.

    I hope the cymbalta has made a difference.  From memory, the Lyrica did take some to have a full affect.

    Healings hugs for your Mum


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  • Thank you for your responses, it means a lot.  She's having such horrible burning pains and now side effects from Cymbata that she's losing hope. It has aged her 10 years. It's horrible to see her this way and I don't know how to help her!  
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