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#1 JaneLesley

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:02 AM

Hi,

Went to see my fourth different Rheumatologist in a year and, like every visit, came out with another set of long names to add to my list of symptoms / complaints.

This time I have got 'Golfers Elbows' (yes plural). Having never played golf - just think how much money I have saved on not buying golf clubs, and not paying green fees, memberships etc etc - yes back to that feeling lucky again!

I am going to see a physio in the hope of some help but am worried I may be expected to use more spoons that I have at the moment - just getting to and from the hospital is taxing.

Has anyone else found some benefit from physiotherapy? I would love to hear if you have.

Anyway - hope you are all managing to save lots of money like me in this economic climate.

Best wishes to all

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Jane

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:39 PM

Hello Jane

:lol:

I'm at the hospital twice this month and am aware of saving my spoons too. It's a 4 hour round trip but I see the specialists so it's worth it in the end.

How do you get golfer's elbows exactly if not from swinging a golf club? :emoticon-dont-know:

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#3 Joelf

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:42 PM

Hi Jane,

Tell you what, you could also be diagnosed with 'Housemaid's Knees' and again could have saved yourself a fortune having never employed a housemaid!! Indeed, lucky old you again!! ;) :lol: :lol:

Seriously though, it sounds as if you're still suffering badly from fatigue and aching swollen legs and feet and I'm so sorry that you haven't been able to get much relief from the pain. I do hope that the physio can help you when you are eventually able to get to him; I have to say that I haven't been to a physiotherapist for anything related to Sclero; the only time I visited one was many years ago for a bit of lower back trouble and it did help me at the time. More recently I've had a sports massage on a fairly regular basis which did temporarily relieve aching muscles although it started to get a bit expensive for what I felt I was gaining from it, so I only have a massage very occasionally now.

As you're rapidly running out of spoons here are a few to replenish your supply!! :spoon: :spoon: :spoon: :spoon:

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#4 JaneLesley

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:07 AM

Many thanks for your kind comments.

I have golfers elbows because I have had so much difficulty using my hands that I have been over compensating by using muscles higher up around my elbows. Oh and yes I have also got knee issues too because I am walking badly - toes and feet are painful - not sure this is called housemaids knee but the physio is going to have a go at that area as well - think they are going to have their work cut out here!!

I can't wait to tell my husband how much more we have saved by not having a housemaid - although I have to confess cleaning in my house at the moment is running at a bit of a minimum! It is done on a need to do basis.

Am going to take the 'spoons' article with me on my first visit - hoping that will explain a bit before we start. Will keep posting on how I get on - it may be useful to someone else. Wish me luck.

Very best wishes to everyone - have been looking at snowdrops this morning and felt a great lift that may be spring is a little on it's way - let's hope so.

Jane

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:14 AM

Hi Jane,

Very good luck with your physio appointment when you're able to get to it; I agree the snowdrops are lovely to see this time of the year and do lift the spirits. :D

I notice some daffodils are coming up in my garden; I would point out that anything in my garden has to take it's chance and basically has two choices......to live or not!! ;) Despite all odds they've come up and hopefully will produce some flowers; I like hardy geraniums for exactly the same reason and I haven't managed to kill those off yet! :lol:

Keep smiling and let us know how your appointment with the physio goes! :emoticons-group-hug:

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