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About to Give up?

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I started the year with foot surgery in hopes that I could get back to the simple task of walking. I love to walk. I was just getting to the point where the doctor said I could start walking again and my sciatica started hurting again. It has been over three weeks of continuous pain. I have seen a chiropractor and after two visits he sent me for an MRI. I was in so much pain I had my family doctor look at the results and he called me in a prescription for pain and sent everything over to a Neurosurgeon. I have an appointment with them next week. Today I will return to the Chiropractor and see what he suggests. I hate the thought of physical therapy. I went for 5 straight months last year for the foot. I just want to get back to a point where I can move. I've gained all of the 50 pounds back that I lost my first year with SparkPeople.

Do I feel like giving up? Somedays I do...

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    Stay strong! You can do this! Don't give up and keep going, have you thought about swimming? it may be easier on your body then doing the more physical training and exercise out there! Good luck and keep positive!
    3276 days ago
    I am going to keep you and your healing in my prayers, if that is okay. emoticon
    3276 days ago
    Oh, I so understand! I had ankle surgery TWICE and each time had to use a scooter for months! But please, please do not give up! You WILL get healthy! Right now, you just need help getting there. Keep the faith, my friend, and know that you are never alone! emoticon
    3281 days ago
  • DEE107
    Yes I know what you mean been there and done that and now back to where to start all over again hug
    3281 days ago
    you are a trooper - all of this serious stuff - let's face it - getting older is not the greatest but what can we do about it.
    i have had rheumatoid arthritis since a teenager- and that constant pain you mention is certainly familiar to me.
    i have two canes - sometimes i need both, some days only one- and others - mostly in the summer months - i can get by without either.
    take care of yourself, and take baby steps - hugs BB emoticon
    3281 days ago
    I suppose that we all have those kinds of days where we feel like giving up. They are tough, huh? That has got to be difficult and frustrating having those setbacks. Do the best that you can and that is all you can expect. When the going gets tough, the tough get going! You can do it! Stay as positivie as possible!! I know sometimes that is hard :)
    3281 days ago
    Hang in there, sparkfriend. This was sooo beautiful. You're truly on the right track. You'll get those pounds back off in time. First, you gotta get that health back on track (foot/track...get it? emoticon )
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    3281 days ago
    I'm sorry you are going through a rough spot right now.......I hope things gets better soon, and that you are able to find some answers.

    3281 days ago
    Oh hey, the SPARK is always there for you! If nothing else, when your body keeps throwing all these monkey wrenches your way over which you have no control you STILL have control over your food choices!

    Perhaps re-focusing on this might be the place to invest your energies now? I think our food choices have WAY more impact on our pounds than any physical activity we might pursue.

    Keep working with your health care professionals, they WILL get to the bottom of this with your help!

    3281 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    I understand all too well how you feel. Some days I ask myself if it's all worth it. One thing I do know is that even though I may feel like it at times, I will NEVER, EVER, EVER give up!
    3281 days ago
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    I understand,trust me emoticon it has to get better
    3281 days ago
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