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Physical Therapy for SI Joint Pain
Friday, February 01, 2013      2 comments

I had my transformal epidural injection in December and it lasted a good month. It was great!!! I went back to my pain management doctor and he felt that it should have lasted a bit longer and maybe I need to go to physical therapy. I had gon... Read more
Herniated Disc/Facet Joint
Friday, November 09, 2012      0 comments

I just completed having six facet injections in my spine about two weeks ago. I thought that I had only one injection because I only found one bandaid. The injection did very little for my pain. I did have arthritis in the facet joints, but, ... Read more
Real Diagnosis
Saturday, July 28, 2012      2 comments

I finally had a diagnosis for my lower back pain. I have a mild case of spinal stenosis. I found it through a suprising source my acupuncturist. I was dumbfounded. I contacted the orthopedic and asked that he look at the MRI again and sure en... Read more
SI Joint Injection Experience
Monday, February 20, 2012      1 comments

I went to an outpatience center to have the SI joint injection. The doctor needs to use an X-ray type of machine to insure that he has gotten into the joint. You need to bring someone to drive you home. Ihad my SI Joint injection on Thurs... Read more
SI Joint Issue/Injection
Saturday, February 04, 2012      0 comments

I found out that my lower back problems are from my SI joint. I've been to physical therapy and the chiropractor and still no relief. I went back to the orthopedic and he stated that I had SI joint problems and need to get an SI injection. ... Read more
2012-Getting Back to me!!!
Thursday, December 22, 2011      3 comments

I want to apologize to the Morning Workout group for not being a good leader for most of 20 11. I was diagnosed with hip bursitis and psisformis (lower back issue). It has been pretty painful. Physical therapy helped with the hip bursitis but ... Read more
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      2 comments

I've decided that I'm going to seriously work on conquering my fears. I ordered the Midwest Center Anxiety program to help me with my fear of driving on the highway. The fear has caused me to be a prisoner in my own town. I ... Read more
Need to Develop Better Coping Skills
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      4 comments

I gained 9 lbs throwing myself a pity party!!! It is truly amazing how quickly the pounds come back on. It's too bad that it doesn't come off as quickly. LOL! I'm disappointed that I allowed my injuries (bursitis, pisiformis) to get the bes... Read more
Pity Party
Saturday, August 06, 2011      2 comments

I started physical therapy and was diagnosed with hip bursitis and pisiformis which is literally a pain in the butt. The summer hasn't gone as planned. I thought that I would be running in 5k's and really getting into shape. Instead, I have g... Read more
Lower Back Pain
Monday, July 25, 2011      2 comments

I noticed back pain when I was trying to run my 1st 5k May and again when I was working on my patio deck. I knew that I was hurting but I just contributed it to my weight and being active. I've been attempting to run but can't run past a few... Read more
Loss of Motivation!
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      6 comments

I haven't lost any weight in quite some time. I keep gaining and losing the same 2-3 lbs each week. I'm just not as motivated to lose the weight as I was when I first started Weight Watchers. You would think that looking in the mirror would b... Read more
Completed 5k
Friday, May 20, 2011      8 comments

I completed a 5k! I ran the 1st mile, but, ran/walked the rest of it. I would have never attempted to run 40 lbs ago. I went to a conference for work in Florida the same week as my 5k. I didn't watch what I ate and I wound up gaining 4 lbs t... Read more
45 lbs lost!
Friday, April 08, 2011      9 comments

I have officially lost 45 lbs on the Weight Watcher plan. I feel better than I have in a long time. I've learned that I need to be more patient with myself in regards to my weight loss. There are some weeks that I gained 2-3 lbs even though I'... Read more
5k training
Thursday, March 03, 2011      5 comments

I lost 3.6 lbs this week. I wenthome to visit family and an old friend. Old friends are truly the best ones!! We went to Applebee's and I ordered off the WW menu. I stayed on track all weekend. I went to the first meeting for the 5k trainin... Read more
Still Struggling with Myself!
Sunday, February 20, 2011      4 comments

I'm still struggling with losing weight. I can blame it on the new weight watcher program, but, it really is me. I'm just feeling depressed about my life in general. I am getting old and things haven't quite turned out the way that I thought ... Read more

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