hi janet,nelda,phyllis,and everybody...hope everybody is doing great...nelda,the way i understood that EMG doctor,is he was saying there were differrent types of PPS,that the "old polio" was actually coming back,was one of the differrent types...but of course,i didnt think to ask him what other types were there,and i was still kinda dumbfounded on him saying that too...had heard in reading that some think its the "old polio" coming back,but had been discounted too i thought...and before i realize it,he's leaving...he thought that was good too,that it wasnt coming back on me...but,i beg to differ here,i never had real problems with my leg before now,other than no muscle strength and limitations of course,my problems and surgeries were all in my foot...and now i durn near cant go a day without some kinda pain and tiredness in that leg...and when that leg tires out,it affects other areas then...
well i just saw my physiatrist for the second time today,and NO MORE strengthening exercises for me
...if i want to continue to do hip strengthening exercises,she said i could,and she'll recommend he do stretches with me,instead of strengthening...i'll go first and give it a chance,but i can stop anytime too...and this woman has me diagnosed with PPS,and my MRI came out fine too,which the neurologist will be surprised because she almost expected something to be going on there...and my physiatrist saw me at my worst today,after a day of WORK,and she had me walk for her,and my knee even gave it out once and lost balance that the wall helped me gain it back,lol,and she's now thinking maybe a short leg brace
might be useful,as she thinks its my ankle causing my knee to do that...it wont go up to my knee though,if i understand right...so now thursday,i got another APPOINTMENT,lol,with a brace doctor...these appts. are hell trying to keep track of,had to cancel my primary care doctor appt. so i could make this appt. with the brace guy...my knee never gives out when i want it to,lol...i'll see my physiatrist again in six weeks now...she's also referring me to some vocational thing that helps people get into a differrent kinda field,so i'm going to go check it out...she too is aware,i'm going to do this as long as i'm able to,and what really stinks about all this,is i was a meat wrapper all these years,seven months ago i finally decide to become a meatcutter,so i could make their kinda money and retire at 62,and save up for that in the time i got left...and even my boss thinks i can do this apprenticeship early too...i willll make it too,just dont know how long after i'll make it though...i worked on the saw all day saturday and sunday,and both days when i got off,my hip really hurt,and the next morning getting up,still hurt,physiatrist says i'm overusing my hip...well guys,i'm going to go take a hot bath and vegetate...ya'll be well...cheryl