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Robin, thank you

Posted by linda on 7/15/99 at 00:00 (008715)

Robin, thanks so much, that was very nice of you..

Re: Robin, thank you for your long detailed note

Beverly on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019112)

Robin, thank you for your long, detailed letter. I had guessed that this was not the garden variety crowd, but since I have had numerous physical setbacks in the last year, this is like one last straw; so it is easy for me to loose perspective. And yes, I am fortunate that I am in the early stages. I had just gotten my Endometrosis to a managable pain level, recovered from last year's neck/shoulder injury, and if that were not enough, a case of Iritis that sent me to get new glasses (inflammation in the eye ball), when this PF hit. I think my friends are beginning to think I'm a hyprochondriac. The sad truth is that as soon as one thing clears up; something else starts. (That has been my life story the last two years. Before that the worst thing I had were allergies.) I thought I was well on the road to recovery when I hurt my feet. But I am a good patient. I do what the doc says. (That's why I'm so confused with doc and PT disagreeing, but all your all's feedback is giving me added info.)

And as a pastor, everyone expects me to be sympathetic about their ailments, but I'm not really suppose to have any. Well, this is teaching me alot of compassion for the physically challenged & for my spouse who is 20+ years my senior and has had knees replaced. And I'm praising God everyday that most both my pastoral and secular of my work is done at home. So I have a good setup to be able to rest. I guess I'm just not resting enough. And I'm grateful I don't have little kids to chase around the house!

And as I was contemplating the pro's and con's of stretching, my 'honey-pie sweetie face,' reminded me that even when I hurt my shoulder, it was months and months before I went to physical therapy and began stretching. Sweetie is voting hard for me to follow the doctor and 'don't stretch.' (I have the 'stretch police' in the house!)

I talked to a good friend who is a big time runner. Her trainer, who has a master's in physiotherapy and was a prorunner before PF switched him to an swimmer and personal trainer, says 'don't stretch until you're feeling better;' so I'm still using caution and avoiding stretching, but it's mighty tempting.

Thanks,
Beverly



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Re: Robin, thank you for your long detailed note

Melody on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019120)

Beverly,

My heart really goes out to you! Suffering so many different things does make everything seem so much worse. My pain specialist tells me that if you are already in pain then anything else that hurts always hurts more!(Does that make any sense??) So that could be why you seem to be getting just one thing after another.

I have had Pf for months now although it seems much much longer! I know I am not very positive about it and admire every one on here who can stay positive!

I have a very rare bone disease in my wrist which cannot be treated and no one has ever heard of! When I was first diagnosed with PF I was pleased that it was something my GP knew about!! Now I am not so sure!!

I think you are doing the right thing by listening to your doctor and not rushing things. I hope everything works out Ok for you.

Mel
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Re: Robin, thank you for your long detailed note

Beverly on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019112)

Robin, thank you for your long, detailed letter. I had guessed that this was not the garden variety crowd, but since I have had numerous physical setbacks in the last year, this is like one last straw; so it is easy for me to loose perspective. And yes, I am fortunate that I am in the early stages. I had just gotten my Endometrosis to a managable pain level, recovered from last year's neck/shoulder injury, and if that were not enough, a case of Iritis that sent me to get new glasses (inflammation in the eye ball), when this PF hit. I think my friends are beginning to think I'm a hyprochondriac. The sad truth is that as soon as one thing clears up; something else starts. (That has been my life story the last two years. Before that the worst thing I had were allergies.) I thought I was well on the road to recovery when I hurt my feet. But I am a good patient. I do what the doc says. (That's why I'm so confused with doc and PT disagreeing, but all your all's feedback is giving me added info.)

And as a pastor, everyone expects me to be sympathetic about their ailments, but I'm not really suppose to have any. Well, this is teaching me alot of compassion for the physically challenged & for my spouse who is 20+ years my senior and has had knees replaced. And I'm praising God everyday that most both my pastoral and secular of my work is done at home. So I have a good setup to be able to rest. I guess I'm just not resting enough. And I'm grateful I don't have little kids to chase around the house!

And as I was contemplating the pro's and con's of stretching, my 'honey-pie sweetie face,' reminded me that even when I hurt my shoulder, it was months and months before I went to physical therapy and began stretching. Sweetie is voting hard for me to follow the doctor and 'don't stretch.' (I have the 'stretch police' in the house!)

I talked to a good friend who is a big time runner. Her trainer, who has a master's in physiotherapy and was a prorunner before PF switched him to an swimmer and personal trainer, says 'don't stretch until you're feeling better;' so I'm still using caution and avoiding stretching, but it's mighty tempting.

Thanks,
Beverly



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Re: Robin, thank you for your long detailed note

Melody on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019120)

Beverly,

My heart really goes out to you! Suffering so many different things does make everything seem so much worse. My pain specialist tells me that if you are already in pain then anything else that hurts always hurts more!(Does that make any sense??) So that could be why you seem to be getting just one thing after another.

I have had Pf for months now although it seems much much longer! I know I am not very positive about it and admire every one on here who can stay positive!

I have a very rare bone disease in my wrist which cannot be treated and no one has ever heard of! When I was first diagnosed with PF I was pleased that it was something my GP knew about!! Now I am not so sure!!

I think you are doing the right thing by listening to your doctor and not rushing things. I hope everything works out Ok for you.

Mel
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