Feeling stronger

forme
forme Member Posts: 1,161 Member
Hi All,
I am feeling so much better. I am sure it's because of all your warm and positive wishes, what a huge difference a day makes. I even went to my physical therapy this afternoon, almost didn't but am glad that I did. I have a wonderful P.T. who really understands me and is able to work with me at my level of energy. He is so gentle and very supportive. He spent a year working with me on my shoulder and now my knee. He is just wonderful..
He just got back from Cananda. He and his wife just did the Ironman Triathelon. But, he didn't just do the Ironman, they trained with the Team in Training for Lymphoma/Leukemia. They raised over $16,000.00. I think it's amazing and wonderful.
You never know where your path leads you. A year ago I started working with him, he then told me about his training with the Team in Training, and now here I am.. I would never have guessed that our paths would be connected is such a way. I am so glad to know him and to know people like him who do such wonderful things for others in need. His small group of Ironmen and women raised over $300,000 this year. He and his wife have a website that showed their training. It called "Inspired To Run.com" Were racing for a cure. Look it up if you want to be inspired.. Tony and Donella Dimaano. They are amazing people...
Lisha

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  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    Feeling stronger
    Hi Lisha,
    I'm so happy you are feeling stronger and getting out to do the things that will make you feel better. A good therapist can make our bodies feel soooo good! Last November I had rotator cuff repair and had to go to physical therapy twice a week for 4 months. The therapy was hard, but I always felt better after going. My shoulder froze up, even with having the P.T. and a second surgery is needed to fix it properly. Right now I only have 40% use of my left arm, but I've learned how to make it work for me. I've often wondered if me having NHL caused my shoulder to not heal properly and freeze up. No-one thus far has an answer for me, but I still always say Hmmmmm????. I find it so strange to have had major surgery on tendons and yet this cancer was not detected at any time. Weird how things happen. Take care Lisha and keep going to therapy.. not just for the knee...but also for the wonderful company and friendship with your therapist! I miss all of the friends I had at the P.T clinic....should probably drop in and say "Hi" sometime.
    Love...Sue
  • forme
    forme Member Posts: 1,161 Member
    allmost60 said:

    Feeling stronger
    Hi Lisha,
    I'm so happy you are feeling stronger and getting out to do the things that will make you feel better. A good therapist can make our bodies feel soooo good! Last November I had rotator cuff repair and had to go to physical therapy twice a week for 4 months. The therapy was hard, but I always felt better after going. My shoulder froze up, even with having the P.T. and a second surgery is needed to fix it properly. Right now I only have 40% use of my left arm, but I've learned how to make it work for me. I've often wondered if me having NHL caused my shoulder to not heal properly and freeze up. No-one thus far has an answer for me, but I still always say Hmmmmm????. I find it so strange to have had major surgery on tendons and yet this cancer was not detected at any time. Weird how things happen. Take care Lisha and keep going to therapy.. not just for the knee...but also for the wonderful company and friendship with your therapist! I miss all of the friends I had at the P.T clinic....should probably drop in and say "Hi" sometime.
    Love...Sue

    Shoulder
    Hi Sue,
    Wow, our shoulders sound so much alike. Mine was injured ,very minor in a car accident May 09. By Sept 09 it was getting really bad, so I started PT. my shoulder got worse and totaly froze. Adhesive capsulitis ( frozen shoulder). Kept doing PT, then in May of this year had to go with surgery to release it. Lots more PT. It is getting better. I'm waiting till Oct and clearance from my ortho Dr to start strength training. No strength in my arms right now. It is also my left shoulder. It has been very hard work and a lot of it, but I am glad that I did do the surgery. I can now reach above my head.. And during the recovery from surgery, that's when I found out about the cancers. It's been a hell of a year.
    I do recommend the surgery when your through with treatments. It will really make a big difference in your movement.I REALLY do understand what it's like to have a messed up shoulder. I'll be thinking positive thoughts for your shoulder too..
    Peace and healing..
    Lisha
  • tcvine
    tcvine Member Posts: 174
    allmost60 said:

    Feeling stronger
    Hi Lisha,
    I'm so happy you are feeling stronger and getting out to do the things that will make you feel better. A good therapist can make our bodies feel soooo good! Last November I had rotator cuff repair and had to go to physical therapy twice a week for 4 months. The therapy was hard, but I always felt better after going. My shoulder froze up, even with having the P.T. and a second surgery is needed to fix it properly. Right now I only have 40% use of my left arm, but I've learned how to make it work for me. I've often wondered if me having NHL caused my shoulder to not heal properly and freeze up. No-one thus far has an answer for me, but I still always say Hmmmmm????. I find it so strange to have had major surgery on tendons and yet this cancer was not detected at any time. Weird how things happen. Take care Lisha and keep going to therapy.. not just for the knee...but also for the wonderful company and friendship with your therapist! I miss all of the friends I had at the P.T clinic....should probably drop in and say "Hi" sometime.
    Love...Sue

    Earlier diagnosis
    Hi Sue,

    Your shoulder story, I'm sure, will be repeated here in many forms. For me, it is clear now that I have been dealing with my NHL for many years. But case in point, in 2007 I ended up in ER with a possible bowel obstruction. Nearly had ER surgery, but, with morphine, it resolved. They said it could have been from an inguinal hernia. A few months later I had the hernia fixed. Except, now I'm not even sure that's what it was. I am certain that the event causing the ER visit was the NHL, but nobody caught it with all the x-rays and surgery! 2007!

    But that appears to be a very strong pattern with this stuff. I don't blame anyone, just wish I had gotten started earlier.

    Best wishes for your day,
    Tom
  • merrywinner
    merrywinner Member Posts: 626
    tcvine said:

    Earlier diagnosis
    Hi Sue,

    Your shoulder story, I'm sure, will be repeated here in many forms. For me, it is clear now that I have been dealing with my NHL for many years. But case in point, in 2007 I ended up in ER with a possible bowel obstruction. Nearly had ER surgery, but, with morphine, it resolved. They said it could have been from an inguinal hernia. A few months later I had the hernia fixed. Except, now I'm not even sure that's what it was. I am certain that the event causing the ER visit was the NHL, but nobody caught it with all the x-rays and surgery! 2007!

    But that appears to be a very strong pattern with this stuff. I don't blame anyone, just wish I had gotten started earlier.

    Best wishes for your day,
    Tom

    Me too!
    I had repeated attacks of what was thought to be Bursitis in one shoulder or they other for several years prior to diagnosis. It was very painful but would resolve with the standard Bursitis treatment. But it always came back within several weeks. I was eventually diagnosed with Lymphoma after finding a lump just above my right collarbone. Turns out after my CT and PET scans that there were lots of areas in both shoulders and both collarbones. Since treatment and remission I have not had a single recurrence of "Bursitis". All the best to all. Mary