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Five Things I’ve Learned From Physical Therapy for Whiplash

I thought that a whiplash was something that people claimed that they had to just get money from an insurance company before I was rear-ended by another car on the freeway in April. Boy, was I wrong! It’s very real and very painful! Right after the accident, I think that I was so mad and upset […]

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My Knee Replacement

Fitness, Restless Leg Syndrome and My Knee Replacement Part VII

I graduated!!!!! Yes, James says I don’t need to see him anymore or come to Physical Therapy. He says that I’m doing really well and I’m his star patient. He also says I know what I need to do to stay healthy and keep my knee functioning like it should. While this is good news, […]

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Fitness, Restless Leg Syndrome and My Knee Replacement Part VI

I’m past the three month mark now and starting to feel like I can do more. The tear in the scar tissue has healed and I’m back at being pushed in my Physical Therapy by James and Julie. I need to strengthen the muscles in my leg so I keep doing the work. When I […]

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Fitness, Restless Leg Syndrome and My Knee Replacement Part V

When I went to my next Physical Therapy appointment with James, he took me over to the stationary bike and I thought – no problem. To me that’s not even much of a workout. I gingerly got on and he knelt down by my right foot and helped me put it on the pedal. He […]

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Fitness, Restless Leg Syndrome and My Knee Replacement Part IV

The next two weeks were spent with my Physical Therapist coming to the house three times a week and on the other days I did all the exercises on my own. On her last visit she measured the bend in my knee and I had surpassed her goal for me at 128 degrees. That was […]

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Fitness, Restless Leg Syndrome and My Knee Replacement Part III

  It’s funny…..you don’t realize the little things that are around the house that can be difficult for you to deal with when you’re hurt. Mom and Eric had already taken up all the throw rugs so I wouldn’t trip and moved the coffee table away from the sofa so I would have room to […]

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Fitness, Restless Leg Syndrome and My Knee Replacement Part II

Day 2. The nurse came in before 6am to teach me how to give myself the shots of blood thinner in my stomach that I would have to have for the next two weeks. I told him that I didn’t think I could do it and he assured me that I could – we’ll see. […]

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Fitness, Restless Leg Syndrome and My Knee Replacement Part I

About the first of April, I went to the doctor for a checkup and he noticed that my knee was turning outward. He insisted that I see the Orthopedic Surgeon and when I did he told me that I needed a total knee replacement right away. I was in denial. How could that be? I […]

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Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) a Miserable Disease

The other night I posted that RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) was a miserable disease that wouldn’t kill you but sometimes you wish that it would. I had come home from work early with an upset stomach and just wanted to lay down and sleep for a while. When I tried to do so, my RLS […]

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