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2 days ago · Forteo vs. Tymlos in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I broke my foot in January 2019 and my life has been forever changed. I continue to work and try to do what I can, but life changes in an instance and one never realizes it until it happens, I guess. I am grateful to finally be walking again but my ability to not have to think about what I’m doing or not be in pain will not exist again…..I am continuing to try to make improvements and finally can return to a therapy pool, which gives me a chance to get some exercise that is a little easier…..I wish all of you the best in your journeys.

Fri, Nov 1 8:52pm · Calcium and Vitamin D for bone density in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Thank you for this information! Did you discuss these supplements with your doctor or did you try them on your own? Feel well.

Fri, Nov 1 7:53pm · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I was at the training and she was excellent! You are very fortunate to have her as your doctor!

Thu, Oct 31 8:42pm · What kind of mobility can I expect with an antibiotic spacer in my hip in Joint Replacements

Although there are many doctors and ways to attempt dealing with the variety of chronic pain conditions mentioned on this forum; I have occasionally found it helpful to reach out to a therapist to focus on ways to process my emotions associated with living with chronic illness……at those times, I feel like there is a weight temporarily lifted…and then I leave therapy for years and am able to manage, advocate for medical services in way too many ways to start to even describe, and continue to rely on strategies to promote calmness in my life, along with being able to sustain some minimal relationships and even a little fun! Then, the cycle seems to start again…..but we all seem to have a human condition and feeling grateful for what I do have seems to go a long way in going through each day…however they unfold…..

Wed, Oct 30 8:08pm · pain in lower back near my spine in Spine Health

I’m sorry to hear about your struggles. I have had a similar experience with my foot. My podiatrist said “just go live your life” even though the pain is quite extreme since breaking it about 9 months ago (healed in July). PT seems to cause more pain and irritation. As a result, I do my best and do some of the less stressful PT exercises that I was taught. Unfortunately due to some lung issues, I haven’t been able to use a therapy pool to exercise but I am going to keep asking my pulmonologist in hope she will change his mind as I have been stable in this area. Good luck and take care on your journey. I hear people are finding some good results with CBD, but I don’t know anything about it myself.

Mon, Oct 7 7:54pm · Pin in hip giving pain in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I forgot to mention it was a bolt, three pins, and a plate. I had a different surgeon take out the metal than put it in.

Mon, Oct 7 7:52pm · Pin in hip giving pain in Bones, Joints & Muscles

The metal in my hip rather disintegrated upon removal because I waited so many years to have it removed. I don’t recall the rehab being too bad but I was a lot younger than I am now…..although it’s nothing like having a hip replacement or anything
like that because your hip is remaining intact. I hope that helps but make sure you check it all out with your doctor, but I did find in the long run, the surgery ended up being well worth it.

Sun, Oct 6 7:02pm · Pin in hip giving pain in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I had hip surgery involving bolts and pins many years ago. I was told, at the time that I could keep them in my hip forever. However, over time I started experiencing pain. It took at least four different doctors to convince me to have the metal removed. When I finally agreed, it felt so much better. As long as his hip is completely healed and he doesn’t need the pins anymore, I don’t think it matters if it’s taken out.