Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Pain in the neck


PAIN IN THE NECK

I awoke about five weeks ago with what I thought was a stiff neck. 


The pain (3 on a scale of 1- 10) lingered and it was enough to keep me awake at night.


After a couple of weeks of interrupted sleep I began some physical therapy. 
Now, after three weeks of therapy, the pain is reduced to 1 ½ on the scale of 1 - 10.



I see the P.T. three times a week and he is pleased with my progress.  

I have various home exercises which I repeat twice a day.


There will be one more week of P.T., and then I will be on my own. 

I’ll need to be disciplined and keep up those home exercises for the rest of my life.
 


It’s all about arthritis - the curse of those of us who are 60+.




Shoot!!!!.  I’d always imagined that I would be the exception to the 60+ arthritis rule for in my mind I am less than 35 years old.  


There is a clear disconnect between my body and my mind!


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