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Hey @Mojo333 you’re looking good! How have you been? Thanks for your support, as always.

I feel so amazing I needed to share my journey, because it does take time and effort. But it’s worth it. A few months ago I couldn’t roll over in bed without excruciating back pain and now it’s gone. I worked hard, and continue to do the work required to maintain a healthy back.

I’ve heard people say that you can’t get rid of OA pain with PT and exercise. Yes you can! My hip needed to be replaced, but the rest of my 64 yo body parts are responding to PT, stretching and exercise and I’m very grateful.
 

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:) :-) (:I am also about to embark on some PT for my back..
Starting Monday:tada:
What a coincidence and good to know it os helping.
I feel very safe after 2 years with great new hips!
 
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Good luck with your back PT @Mojo333 it works as long as you do all of the stretches and exercises at home too. My stretches can take over a half hour to complete, so I just pick a time when I might be watching TV and lie on the floor and do my stretches. Better than sitting on the sofa. I get to the gym twice a week for the strength training exercises they gave me. If I stick to that routine I know I’m good. If I don’t continue this routine I’d be looking at cortisone shots in my back. No thanks! I’m so much more active now, I hope you have the same results.
Good luck!
 

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Thanks..
I do hope I get similar results.
Isn't particularly helpful that I routinely do a lot of heavy lifting at my job...my SI joint is what annoys me while sitting or laying.
I know I need to strengthen my core and lose some of the fifteen lbs I've gained since surgery.:unsure:
Encouraging to hear you've had good results.:happydance:
Now I'm going to move furniture:shrug:
 
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Hey hippie friends! Just thought I'd pop in and say hello, my 18 month hipaversary is coming up in a couple of days. I feel it's important to follow up with the good stuff. I've been doing great, my replaced hip is fantastic, feels like new again. I've been keeping up with my Back Boot Camp home program and that has continued to work great. I can't tell you how many people told me that I can't fix OA with physical therapy, but I can tell you that it does indeed work wonders, especially when it's done right AND you continue the program at home. My back has been great, I have now increased my activity to where I'm doing a physical activity most days, either aerobic or strength training. I've also lost 30 pounds between diet and exercise, so that helps the OA as well.
I'm still lugging around 64 year old parts (with the exception of my new hip), so there will always be some stiffness and aches, but boy have they decreased to the point that it's a non-issue.
My words of wisdom to you are to MOVE! You'll feel so much better. I know it's hard, but it does work. I spend approximately 40 minutes most days just doing stretches. While I'd rather be doing something else, and I have lots of excuses, not doing them equals a lot of pain and sleepless nights.
I hope everyone is doing well xxxooo
 

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Happy Eighteen Month Anniversary!
Hey old friend! :wave:What a wonderful update. It's great that both your hip and back are doing well.
Congrats on the weight loss, an added bonus. You make a good point about aging body parts. It's seems so many lose sight that some of the achy stiffness we feel is just that....an aging body. Thanks for sharing what works for you. I'm sure it will work for any who make the effort to work in the daily exercise that is so beneficial to mind, body....general health overall.
I hope you have a lovely Autumn. Visit us again, it was nice to hear from you!
@AJinNH
 
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Nice to hear from you @Layla it always cheers me up. How are you doing? And Mom? I hope the two of you are enjoying the beautiful Fall weather as well.
 

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@AJinNH so glad to read that your work on core stability is helping you. Years ago I had months of PT for spinal issues. Core stability was a big part of these sessions. It does work! I will always have back pain but as you say - just keep moving and build core strength. Well done!
 

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:wave:@AJinNH

:) Much better with my back too...completely quit hurting when I smashed my foot the other day:heehee:
The PT and the new stretches I do every day have been super helpful:ok:
 

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Hello @AJinNH
I'm doing well. Thank you for asking. My mom was also well until she fell the other day and broke her ankle.
She was only down for a couple days though and is back at it already! Can you see me shaking my head, lol. :hairpulling:

The weather here has been crazy. Beautiful blue skies, fall like temps 60s-70s but yesterday and today sunny and HOT. I mean 87F which is not unheard of mid September, but not the norm. I love the cooler temps and the gorgeous colors that Autumn brings. Probably not to the extent you see in your area, but I'm sure pretty close. I LOVE IT!
Take care and stop by on occasion, always a pleasure to hear from you and know how you're doing. :friends:
 

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Such a wonderful report! I'm so glad to hear that your back is doing so well. It seems counterintuitive to some degree, bit I have more stiffness when I haven't exercised that when I have!

I'll be in your general neck of the woods next month. My sister and I are taking my mother (my real one, not the one I share with Layla) to Boston and then by Amtrak up to Portland. ME - leaf peaking and generally having a fun girl's weekend (extended variety). Let me know if there are any "must do's" while we're in the area!
 

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