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Last 2 days, I have gone to the Gym. I like to go in the mornings, then I feel justified, if I sit around all day. Today I am feeling lazy- My left arm is killing me. I fell 2 times within 3 weeks, a year and a half ago - I hurt my shoulders and damaged the rotator cuff on both shoulders. In the summer, I did water aerobics, which made them feel better but after my gallbladder surgery, I couldn't go back and my shoulders feel like they have froze up on me. Especially my left one. I do the Epsom salt bath, I do some therapy-type exercises for frozen shoulder and while it does seem to make it feel better, it does not last. I just bear with it. Sometimes, it throbs so much in the middle of the night, I have to get up and apply some stinky-balm to it - I smell like a old lady. Surprise surprise, I am an OLD LADY!
He took me permanently off the anti-inflammatory I had been on for years (gave me an ulcer) and so I am sure, that is why I am feeling the pain more.
While at the gym, I am staying away from weights or any wearing bearing machine that would benefit arms and shoulders, until I get through this. I MAY have to go in to see my Doctor - maybe get a shot for it. I like to see how far I can go, coping with the pain.
I know it's me but I always feel like, when I go into see my Doctor, that he may think I am a hypochondriac. He didn't see me but once a year and now, I go in because of some issue or another. (like my gallbladder, GERD, ulcer etc) So because I was just in there, for my ulcer, I won't go back in, until some time...I'm thinking around March for my shoulder. I'll be 63 in March.
Other than THAT, I feel great. It's just some parts of me are not working as well as they used to, and need some grease.
Oh and while at the GYM I tried this thing, called a Total Body Enhancement. (Whole Body Vibration) You stand upright in what looks like a tanning bed and there are bright lights and it vibrates... ONLY, I didn't feel any vibrations because I kept it on novice. Freaky! You have to wear eye protection. I honestly do not see what the big deal is - I'll keep doing it and hope that maybe it will make me young again....you think?