Schizophrenia

imageI wonder how many people that are homeless that we thank are lazy.. that we walk by talking to themselves are just suffering from mental illness..

There is so much I have learn about mental illness.. so much I want to learn so I can educate others that we are sick just like anyone with a physical illness.. I don’t want anyone to be a shame of being mentally sick are ashamed to get help.. until we can talk about it at the dinner table and not be uncomfortable.. then the mentally ill will always be ashamed to get help..

The Original Me Ann..

Physical Therapy, Exercise and Neuropathy

By LtCol Eugene B Richardson, USA (Retired) BA, MDiv, EdM, MS10 Comments

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Article “Physical Therapy, Exercise and Neuropathy” reviewed by Dr. Waden E. Emery III, MD, FAAN, Board Certified Neurologist, Lighthouse Point, Florida and endorsed by Karen Sheppard, Physical Therapist of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Q: “Should someone with neuropathy do daily exercises so they don’t lose muscle strength?
A: It is important to work closely with your treating physician ensuring that it is okay to enter into an exercise or physical therapy program. That being said, the proper exercise and supervised physical therapy can be very important components in any complete treatment approach to many peripheral neuropathies. The best exercises are low impact, which are the right kind for anyone with neuropathy. The wrong kind or too much exercise will increase symptoms because damaged nerves will attempt to work in overload.
Many neuropathy patients will tell you that swimming is one of the best exercises for the neuropathy patient. Mims Cushing in her 2009 book, You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy: 365 Tips for Better Living (www.amazon.com ) has great suggestions on this subject from patients who have been there.
Q: “Will physical therapy cure neuropathy?”
A: Some neuropathy patients go to physical therapy (PT) with unrealistic goals, thinking that PT is a cure for neuropathy. PT does NOT cure neuropathy. One exception is entrapment neuropathies. A skilled physical therapist and other medical specialists can be very helpful in relieving the pressure on the nerve(s).
Important goals for physical therapy or exercise are to maintain muscle strength, improve gait, balance, coordination and flexibility. Also to improve balance issues and the ability to walk (using both the eyes for visual information and feet), increase one’s being able to hold things and more.
Muscle weakness, muscle atrophy, loss of coordination, dizziness, loss of feeling in the feet and hands, all demand the attention of an expert physical therapist knowledgeable about the effects of various types of neuropathy on muscle and nerves.
Q: “What have you learned about exercise, physical therapy and the symptoms of neuropathy?”
A: DO NOT work through the pain if you have neuropathy. Gym coaches may have taught you “no pain, no gain” — DO NOT even go there! With neuropathy the quantity and focus of exercise or physical therapy is determined by your diagnosed condition, symptoms, and pain. Exercise and physical therapy must take into account the extent of inflammation of the nerves, amount of damage to the nerves, the degree of blockage to them, and how much they have been injured.
Q: “Can you do harm with the wrong type or quantity of exercise?”
A: Yes. With exercise for the neuropathies, a little is a lot and quality, focus, and regularity are all important. Those things are more important than how much exercise you do. With neuropathy you must dismiss much of what you have been taught about exercise. As mentioned above, you must NOT work through the pain or you may increase your symptoms. Over use of inflamed or injured nerves will cause them to stop working temporarily and you may feel a cement-like numbness in your feet and legs, or other strange and painful symptoms in your body.
A good physical therapist with knowledge of the neuropathies will understand you. If a physical therapist is unavailable,purchase a copy of the DVD  by Dr. Hansen On Exercise for the Neuropathies.
Learning your limits, knowing how to pace yourself, adjusting daily activities and exercising correctly, are important insights for physical therapy or any exercise program for a person with neuropathy.

I hope this helps you as well as me as I’m looking to try and strengthen my legs and back.. for me it’s easy to just sit and let the pain take over but I thought not this year.. So I ask God give strength to walk down the hall three times a day.. and ask Him to not take the strength in my hands away.. so I got a small ball to squeeze.. I know God can heal anytime He sees fit to do so.. I’m only speaking of my condition the more you lay around the harder it is to getting moving again.. before all this crap happened I was walking at least three times a week nothing special but was my time.. now there are too many days I can barely move or bend.. Oh I feel a pity party coming on .. and ain’t nobody got time for that..

The Original Me Ann..

Morning Devotion

imageI remember I used to literally hate getting up Monday morning for work.. but I would be so grateful to be able to work now.. I say that to say take nothing for granted in life.. all we have belongs to Him the Creator even our steps we take..

The Original Me Ann..

Morning Devotion

Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for He guards the lives of His faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Light is shed upon the righteous, and joy on the upright of heart (Psalm97:10).

God is faithful to his children, even when we are not faithful to Him.. remember that God meets us right where we are.. in whatever situation we are in.. we do not have to clean ourselves up before we come to Jesus.. He Jesus does the cleaning.. thank You Jesus that you met me in my darkest moments and loved on me and renew my strength everyday.. I give You glory and praise that is due to only You alone..

Wish you all a blessed day.. say a prayer for my Love Bugg he’s a little warm this morning..

The Original Me Ann..

Morning Devotion

To whom also He showed Himself alive after His passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God (Acts1:3).

Sometimes my mind drift and I imagine sitting at the feet of Jesus.. I don’t try to imagine what color he is because that’s not important because this a spiritual dream.. and we must worship Him in spirit and in truth.. as always be bless..

Original Me Ann..

Morning Devotion

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13 ESV)

Even when all we see are the tangled threads on the backside of life’s tapestry, we know that God is good and is out to do us good always. -Richard J. Foster-

( A Treasury of God’s Promises)

 

Original Me..