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I too have a Pilates reformer. Love it, but don't use it as much as I could...
As for housecleaning, I found a young woman (college student) that will clean the big stuff for me every 2 weeks (or when I need her). I have her for 2 hours and make a prioritized wish list of what I would like to see get done. Eating one more meal at home vs going to a restaurant pays for her services! My mental state is much-improved, my physical state is less-compromised and I can move on to other projects that I want to do. BTW, the house has been staying cleaner too, and we are not neat-niks! ;-)
|pneumatic traction device||mls||on 11/4/12|
|Hi Michele! First I've heard of it! Sounds fascinating! What is the brand name? I want to see what it looks like! Keep us posted!|
|There are days when it's hard to be motivated--especially if you are in the middle of a flare. I now tell myself, "just walk a block and see how you feel." If it was OK, I'll do another. Keeping my shoes on during the day helps to keep me from getting too comfortable, and I am more likely to run an errand or take my walk.|
|Triggering Events||mypain11||on 11/4/12|
|I had several in a short time frame, so am not sure which was the "true" trigger. As with an asthmatic, it's not one thing that sets you off, it's the layering of several things (air, allergens in the home, what you eat, etc.). In my case, I had surgery, I was eating lots of tomatoes (nightshade family) and was drinking Diet Coke (aspartame). Any and all might have been the tipping point.
And yet, there are contributing factors from before then--whiplash injury (1974), plantar fasciitis, leg-length difference, myofascial pain.
Sorry to make your job harder Terry!
|I walk 45 min. (at a good clip) 4 times a week--it's about 2.2 miles. I also do gentle stretching (Feldenkrais) and Pilates. Yard work/gardening pretty much take the place of Pilates in spring and fall.|